National Graduate Programme Testimonials

Previous graduates on our national programme include:

Katie Dempsey

Katie Dempsey, Development Executive, Policy, Planning & Government Relations “I have been on a steep learning curve since the day I arrived. The team is always engaged in various exciting and diverse projects. I have had the opportunity to develop multiple skills including data analysis, policy writing and interpersonal skills. Working in such a dynamic team has proved invaluable to my career"

Lauren Barry Murphy

Lauren Barry Murphy, Development Executive, Sales & Marketing Unit "Since I’ve started working in the Sales & Marketing unit, I’ve had exposure to a variety of different companies and industries. This client facing experience has allowed me to gain hands-on experience in assessing the capability gaps within a company’s sales and marketing model. It has also given me to the opportunity to apply everything I’ve learnt in my degree to come up with practical solutions and recommendations that will allow the company to increase their sales.”

Darragh OCarroll

Darragh O’Carroll, Development Executive,Lifesciences and Construction, Cleantech, Timber and Consumer “Enterprise Ireland’s Graduate Programme has been an invaluable experience to start my career. Not only was I given the task to project manage one of the organisations largest events working with multiple overseas offices and departments in Dublin, I also have a very client facing role interacting with clients on a daily basis and learning of the Irish business ecosystems that exist in Ireland.”  

Sean Walsh

Sean Walsh, Development Executive, Change Management & Client Engagement Team “Ever since the induction week last August I have felt so welcomed and valued as an employee of EI, something which can be difficult to find in modern Graduate Programmes, particularly at a Multinational level. While I was hoping/expecting a certain level of responsibility, my first 6 months certainly exceeded my expectations. As a Graduate, I was offered the opportunity to work across various internal projects and teams, along with solely managing projects and presenting my work to an Executive Committee. The willingness of staff members to help and guide Graduates is truly refreshing, along with the numerous functions within EI which keep the role one of constant learning and offers Graduates an unbelievable ecosystem to shape their careers”.

Laura McKitterick

Laura McKitterick, Development Executive, Corporate Communications & Marketing “From day one, I was given a high level of responsibility and the opportunity to work on various exciting new projects. On a daily basis, I engage with start-ups, large client companies, media outlets and other departments across the organisation.”

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