International Graduate Programme 2022-2024

Applications are now Closed

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Enterprise Ireland International Graduate Programme - Your future starts here

This is a two-year International Graduate Programme that offers graduates the opportunity to start their career in one of Enterprise Ireland’s network of locations across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia Pacific and to gain experience supporting Irish enterprises as part of a professional and dynamic team.

As Market Executives, our graduates contribute to the success of our client companies by supporting them to access market opportunities, win global sales and build and develop their business in global markets. Working in a variety of roles, you’ll help Irish businesses understand local conditions, build networks and develop their business.

These graduates also play a key role in helping to create market awareness and building Ireland’s positive image as an international source of world-class products & services.

Note: If you are interested in Ireland-based graduate opportunities, more information is available at National Graduate Programme 2022-2024.


Timeline for Application & Recruitment Process - International Programme

ActivityIssue Date - Week BeginningResponse/Deadline Date
Opening Date27th September, 2021
Closing Date for Applications
31st October, 2021
Language Assessments Issued
15th November, 2021
22nd November, 2021
Video Assessments Issued
15th November, 2021
22nd November, 2021
Ability Assessment Issued
13th December, 2021
20th December, 2021
Invitation to Assessment Centre Issued
24th - 29th December, 2021
Assessment Centre
18th - 20th January, 2022
Invitation to Interviews
24th January, 2022
Psychometric Assessments Issued
24th January, 2022
8th - 9th February, 2022
10th February, 2022
18th February, 2022

Please note, these dates are subject to change.

The Graduate

  • These challenging roles require confident individuals who are professional, motivated, client focused and highly motivated with the energy and enthusiasm to deliver projects and results.
  • Excellent communication, networking and relationship building skills, coupled with a teamwork and flexible approach are essential.
  • Read about previous graduates on our international programme.
  • Watch video testimonials from some of our previous national graduates below

Amy Robinson

Caoimhe Gordon

Leo McAdams

Roisin Greening

International Programme - Role Requirements

  • We look for strong academic performance, a minimum of a (level NFQI Level 8) 2.2 degree.
  • We accept many different degree disciplines. Business or entrepreneurship knowledge, skills or experience is a distinct advantage.
  • You must have completed your degree between January 2020 and August 2022.
  • You must be available to start the role in late August/early September 2022.
  • Eligibility to work under an Irish contract of employment for the two-year duration of the programme is essential.
  • Native or fluent English is required.
  • At least advanced level proficiency in a relevant language is required for some locations and is an advantage.
  • As our graduate placements are based in international markets, experience of having lived, studied or worked abroad for a period is desirable.
  • A full driving licence may be required to work in some international locations.
  • Relevant work experience is desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience of Irish indigenous industry/companies is a distinct advantage.


Graduate Careers Fair 2021

Come and meet us at gradireland Graduate Careers Fair Friday 1st October, 2021


Application and selection process - International Programme

The International Graduate Programme 2022-2024 opens for applications on 27th September 2o21 until 31st October, 2021.

Please note: Applications are now Closed.

Graduates joining Enterprise Ireland on the Programmes will begin in late August/early September 2022.


More information

Enterprise Ireland is the Government agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, innovate and scale and win export sales on global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. Enterprise Ireland works with Irish enterprises across the full business development spectrum, from early-stage entrepreneurs to established companies and Irish multinational companies, supporting them to grow their business, which is fundamental to creating and maintaining jobs in Ireland.

Graduate Brochure 2021 2023 Download Graduate Programme brochure.


Contact Us

If you need further information, please contact the Graduate Programme Recruitment Team at:

Graduate Programme Recruitment Team
Human Resources Department
Enterprise Ireland
The Plaza
East Point Business Park
Dublin 3

Graduate Programme Team

+353 1 727 2778 

If you are interested in Ireland-based graduate opportunities, more information is available at National Graduate Programme 2022-2024

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