Advice for Future Applicants of the Daa Graduate Programme


Kim Briggs


What’s involved in the application process?

The first stage of the process is an online application form. Pay attention to the closing date of application as you don’t want to miss out! Applicants will then be required to complete a series of online assessments. Those who have been successful will be brought on to the next stage of the process. This is where the assessment centres kick in! A date and time will be arranged for you to come to Dublin Airport and attend this assessment. Multiple skills will be put to the test! Successful candidates will then be invited to a final round interview. Offers will be made shortly after this and feedback will be given upon request.

What advice would you give to someone applying to the graduate programme?

Application Form

  • Take your time filling this out and be sure to proofread everything before your submission.
  • Your CV should be up to date, with a clear and concise layout.

Online Assessments

  • Make sure you’re in an appropriate space to carry out the online assessments. A quiet place with no distractions will help as you’ll need your full concentration.
  • Double check you’re connected to a strong network before starting. You don’t want to run into any technical difficulties.
  • Ensure your laptop or device is charged or plugged in.
  • Remain calm during the assessments. Don’t panic if you’re unsure of a question, just attempt it as best you can.

Assessment Centre

  • Preparation is important. Have your research done on Daa and our values. Make sure you’re familiar with the graduate programme and the opportunities involved.
  • Present yourself well on the day. Remember… this is your first time meeting the interview panel, so you want to make a good first impression!
  • Although it might be easier said than done, try to put the nerves aside. This day is for you to show off, so enjoy it!
  • Be sure to play to your strengths… these are different for everyone so definitely focus on yourself and what you’re good at.
  • Embrace the challenge! Assessment centres are a great learning opportunity, regardless of the outcome.

Final Round Interview

  • Have confidence in yourself. Remember…you’ve done a great job to have gotten this far!
  • Take this opportunity to ask the interview panel any questions you might have.
  • Be yourself and be sure to show great enthusiasm and interest in the programme.

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