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Discover your future in health tech

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Every day we strive to reach more people in more places with innovative health technologies. Our goal is to reach 3 billion people each year by 2030. At Abbott you can be part of this, doing work that matters while living your own best life personally and professionally.

Abbott in Ireland

Since 1946, Abbott in Ireland has been dedicated to helping people live healthier lives through a diverse range of science-based nutritional products, diagnostic tools and medical devices. We currently employ approximately 5,500 people across nine sites, in all four provinces, and we’ve recently announced our intention to expand our operations to Kilkenny. We have six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal (x2), Longford and Sligo and three commercial & Financial Support services in Dublin (x2) and Galway.

Graduate Opportunities

You can grow your career at Abbott by doing work that truly matters. Our graduate programs and internships, offer you the opportunity to bring your passion, ideas, and purpose to life in a company that can truly help you achieve your potential. Each year, we recruit over 50 graduates across engineering, medical technologies, science, quality systems and finance to join our team in Ireland. What’s more, graduates also have the opportunity to join our award-winning Professional Development Program (PDP). The PDP (Professional Development Program) is a 3-year manufacturing and leadership development program that offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop both professionally and personally. Successful candidates spend 2 years working across our business in Ireland, followed by a 1 year international assignment. Recruitment for the PDP will commence in October/November. Our graduate roles and internships are available on a rolling basis to support our operations facilities.

Bring your passion, ideas and purpose to life in a company that can truly help you achieve your full potential.

How you can participate

If you are interested in applying to one of our graduate opportunities, we invite you to participate as follows:

  • Graduate opportunities are communicated to college careers officers in August and college information visits will commence from September each year
  • Recruitment and selection will commence in October each year, including online assessments, interviews and presentations
  • Please apply online by visiting the career section of the Abbott website at

Core requirements

  • Teamwork skills
  • Initiative Communications skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Leadership potential (such as meeting deadlines, motivation, organisational skills, problem solving skills)
  • Creativity

Our people

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

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