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The Career Boost programme connects you to a real job with real support in either the Science, Engineering or Technology field in an innovative SME. Jobs can be based anywhere on the island of Ireland; you decide where you would like to work.

The job roles vary, but you will really matter to that business. The focus is on supporting the main management team to create and develop technologically innovative and commercially viable products and services.

Career Boost gives you a unique opportunity to step into a project manager’s role early on in your career, with the comfort of academic support throughout.

The positions are for either twelve or eighteen months with 80% of graduates being offered full time positions within the company whilst others used their experience to progress in their career.

It doesn’t matter what time of year you are reading this; we are always on the lookout for good project managers!

All jobs advertised have different criteria however, you must have a qualification which matches the criteria of the position being advertised. For some roles, relevant previous experience in the industry can be an advantage.

How does it meet your future training needs?

You will have the opportunity to study part-time a fully funded Postgraduate Diploma in Business & Management, Queens University, Belfast.

The unique diploma will enhance your personal, professional and managerial capabilities and will provide you with the necessary and valuable business skills that will help support you as you undertake your project role.

A training budget of £1,500/€2,000 is also available. This can be used for attending events, courses, further management training or to pursue other technical qualifications related to your job role.

How do we support you?

All positions are salaried reflecting the responsibility of the role . These posts benefit from mentoring and support by leading academics from relevant universities/colleges on the island. Your academic mentor is there to help and support you throughout the twelve/eighteen months with advice, technical information and support, use of lab facilities – whatever is needed to help you achieve your goals.

What next?

If you want to gain confidence to think independently , benefit from specialist support, showcase your entrepreneurial flair, create new opportunities and boost your career today, visit to view all current vacancies or to register your interest in the programme.

Career Boost Programme is connected by InterTradeIreland.

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