Ibec Global Graduates Programme

Programme opening date: 9th January 2017
Programme closing date: 24th February 2017

Established in 1983, the Ibec Global Graduates programme places graduates attracted by an international career on paid work placements around the world with leading Irish and international companies over 12-24 months. Each of our three graduate programmes combine on-the-job experiential learning and academic study leading to a DIT accredited postgraduate qualification.

Our programmes

  1. Multinational 12 month programme
  2. Food and Drink 18 month programme
  3. Tourism 24 month programme

What we offer graduates

We look for talented, insightful and innovative graduates to join our graduate programme each year. We work with some of Ireland’s top employers, of all sizes and from a variety of industries, all dedicated to helping graduates activate their leadership potential through a combination of on the job learning, international placements and formal postgraduate qualifications. A critical element to the success of the programme is matching the right candidate to the right company based on their personality and skills.

Six reasons to register

  1. Paid placement
  2. Postgraduate qualification
  3. Global companies
  4. International experience
  5. Direct mentorship
  6. Great retention rates post placement

Current opportunities

We currently have opportunities available across industries such as Food&Drink, Tourism, Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, IT.

With companies such as: Tullamore Dew, Teeling Whiskey, Tourism Ireland, Failte Ireland, Hovione, Novartis, Colgate Palmolive, Fitbit, and Fujitsu, to name but a few.

Type of placements: Marketing & sales, finance, production, process and quality engineers, chemists, IT and business analysts.

Types of locations: Dublin, London, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Finland, New York, Washington DC, Seattle, Toronto.

Languages required: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian

How to apply

Applications are accepted online through

Become a member of our Ibec talent pool today and receive programme updates

Application process

Step 1: Create your online profile and become a member of the Ibec talent pool

Step 2: Sign up to a live programme (once you are a member of the Ibec talent pool you will be notified of programme launches by email)

Step 3: Apply to a placement


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