Ibec Global Graduates Programme

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

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

Opportunities available

Companies we work with: Tourism Ireland, Failte Ireland, Waterways Ireland, Beam Suntory, Tullamore Dew, Glendalough Whiskey, Proximo Spirits, Colgate Palmolive, Hovione, Novartis, Sanmina and Abbott

Type of placements available include: marketing/digital marketing assistant, PR and communication, brand ambassador, business development, business analyst, HR, process chemist, diagnostic technician, supply chain, IT, project management

Locations include: Dublin, Cork, Limerick, London, Dubai, New York and all across the USA, Copenhagen, Milan, Madrid, China

We require graduates from: business, marketing, HR, hospitality, arts & languages, PR & communications, IT, science, supply chain and engineering backgrounds

Programme information

  • Accepting applications now via
  • Application closing date is 12 noon on Tuesday 26th February 2019
  • All candidates must have at minimum a 2.2. Level 8 (Hons) undergraduate qualification

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 and answer specific questions
  • Step 3: Apply to a placement

Graduate profiles

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