National Graduate Programme 2023-2025

Applications are closed for 2023-2025

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Enterprise Ireland Graduate Programme

Our two-year Dublin-based Graduate Programme offers graduates an opportunity to support Irish enterprises as part of a professional and dynamic team, contributing to our companies’ successes and therefore supporting sustainable economic growth. The role of a Development Executive gains a clear insight into how Enterprise Ireland operates and helps client companies of all sizes.

As Development Executives, working in a range of client facing and non-client facing roles throughout the organisation, our graduates support Enterprise Ireland's work with client companies through all stages of business development, from start-up, to established small and medium-sized enterprises and Irish multinational companies with the ambition to achieve growth and scale.

These graduates play a key role in helping Enterprise Ireland to deliver on the vision for Irish business to become a powerhouse of economic growth and job creation.

Note: If you are interested in Overseas-based graduate opportunities, more information is available at International Graduate Programme 2023 - 2025

Timeline for Application & Recruitment Process - National Graduate Programme 2023-2025

ActivityIssue Date - Week BeginningResponse/Deadline Date
Opening Date
26th September, 2022
Closing Date for Applications
1st November, 2022
Language Assessments Issued
15th November, 2022
22nd November, 2022
Video Assessments Issued
15th November, 2022
22nd November, 2022
Ability Assessment Issued
12th December, 2022
19th December, 2022
Invitation to Assessment Centres Issued
23rd December, 2022
2nd January, 2023
Assessment Centre
31st January, 2023
1st February, 2023
Invitation to Interviews
6th February, 2023
Psychometric Assessments Issued
6th February, 2023
21st February, 2023
22nd February, 2023 
24th February, 2023 
6th March, 2023

These dates are subject to change.

National 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 2021 and August 2023.
  • You must be available to start the role in late August/early September 2023.
  • 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.
  • Relevant work experience is desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience of Irish indigenous industry/companies is a distinct advantage.
  • The legal right to live and work in Ireland for the full duration of the programme, is essential.

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.
  • Testimonials from Current and Previous Graduates on our National Programme
  • Watch video testimonials from some of our Current and Previous Graduates on our National Programme below >>>

Alanna Taylor >

Darragh O'Carroll >

Laura McKitterick >

Sean Tobin >

Graduate Career Fair 2022

Come and meet us at gradireland Graduate Careers Fair taking place Wednesday, 28th September 2022.

Application and selection process - National Programme

The National Graduate Programme 2023-2025 opens for applications on 26th September, 2022 until 1st November, 2022.

Graduates joining Enterprise Ireland on the Programmes will begin in late August/early September 2023.

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.

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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

Note: If you are interested in Overseas-based graduate opportunities, more information is available at International Graduate Programme 2023 - 2025