Are you interested in working overseas and obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma? Learn, work and earn with our Graduate to Export Programme.

This year's Graduate to Export helps local companies achieve growth by providing financial assistance to recruit a graduate for 18 months. Graduates will spend six months in Northern Ireland familiarising themselves with the business before moving to an export market for 12 months to complete a market research project aligned to the company's strategic plan.

Benefits of the Programme

As part of the Programme, graduates will have the opportunity to work with an innovative Northern Ireland company, develop new skills and gain experience working in international markets while earning a competitive salary.

Graduates will also undertake a fully-funded course to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in International Marketing. Ulster University and the Institute of Export and International Trade will deliver the training programme by virtual delivery throughout the duration of the Programme.

Graduate travel will depend on Covid 19 travel guidelines and restrictions in place at the time.

I encourage any graduate who is looking for a new challenge and adventure to apply for the Graduate to Export Programme. It is a great opportunity to continue your education, move overseas and kick-start your career.

Catherine McConkey, Ulster Carpets, Graduate to Export participant

Who should apply?

The Programme is open to graduate who have:

  • Pre-existing legal status to live and work in Northern Ireland
  • An interest to relocate outside Northern Ireland
  • A pass degree in any discipline
  • Graduated in the last five years

How to apply

Applications for the Graduate to Export Programme 2021/22 are now open. Participating companies and job opportunity links can be found below.

Graduate to Export Guidance Notes for Graduates (PDF)

Please note that some companies may have already completed the recruitment process.

Companies with opportunities

  • Blaney Agri Solutions

    Blaney has been designing and manufacturing ATV equipment, agricultural machinery and vehicles for almost 30 years with a focus on developing innovative solutions with continual improvements. The company’s leading brand names include Quad-X, Blaney Agri and Blaney Motor.

  • Bloc Blinds

    Founded in 2009, Bloc Blinds is one of the UK’s leading designer and manufacturers of innovative blinds and skylight systems, and sell their product globally to a range of sectors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has produced PPE for healthcare workers. 

  • CADshare Technology Limited

    CADshare is at the cutting edge of cloud-based engineering software. They enable OEMs to provide best-in-class customer support using 3D visualisation techniques combined with comprehensive ordering workflows and fast access to maintenance and operational data.

  • Camlin Power Limited

    Camlin is committed to making the world’s electricity, gas and transportation infrastructures smarter and more efficient.  They combine deep technical expertise with profound data-driven insights – creating sustainable solutions to drive the success of tomorrow’s smart energy and transportation networks.

  • Causeway Aero Group

    Causeway Aero is a leading Aero Engineering Services provider, and is Ireland’s only Aero Integrator specialsing in engineering services; aero seating; aero interiors and aerostructures. Clients include Boeing and Rolls-Royce, Collins and Britten-Norman.

  • Ciga Healthcare Ltd

    Established in 2005, CIGA Healthcare specialise in Rapid Self-Test Health Diagnostics and is a leader in the rapidly emerging new OTC market supplying to retailers such as Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s. They also supply product to stores in the US, and 70 countries across the world. 

  • Datactics Ltd

    Datactics provides an award-winning self-service data quality and matching software platform designed for non-technical business users in financial services firms to measure and fix data issues. Solutions ensure compliance with financial regulations; deliver a true “single customer view”; and increase the accuracy, and reduce the cost, of AML & KYC.

  • DELI LITES Ireland ltd

    DELI LITES is a specialist food-to-go business, and produces more than 20 million products every year, including gourmet sandwiches, nutritious salad bowls, hot sandwiches and award-winning bakery treats with increasing export distribution of their product across the globe.

  • Kinsetsu

    Kinsetsu is a scale-up working in a human-centric way to empower organisations to work better.  Using sensor-based technologies, they provide intelligent tracking solutions to help organisations automate and optimise tasks and services.

  • Kiverco Ltd

    Kiverco design, manufacture and install recycling plants for diverse sectors and waste streams including construction and demolition; commercial and industrial and municipal solid waste, utilising world-class technology from renowned global providers. 

  • McCloskey International

    McCloskey International Ltd. lead the global crushing and screening industry with equipment including crushers, screeners, trommels, stackers and washing systems. Their products are used by mining infrastructure, construction and demolition, landscaping, waste management and recycling industries.

  • McColgan Quality Foods

    McColgans Quality Foods is a large independent manufacturer of savoury pastry products.  They produce a strong balance of branded produce and private label product, making them a sought after partner of choice for leading retailers, wholesalers and food service companies. 

  • MFC Sports

    Established in 2016, MFC Sports design and develop quality sports clothing and teamwear for clubs and societies around the world. The company has experienced remarkable growth in the last four years to the point that it is one of the most important sports clothing companies in Ireland.

  • Naturelle Consumer Products Ltd

    A leading contractor of disposable contamination control, infection control and hygiene products, for the Medical, Pharmaceutical, Industrial and Retail markets, Naturelle currently distributes to 100 countries and over 14,000 European outlets.

  • Terex Corporation

    A global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services, Terex serve a broad range of industries, including construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, quarrying and mining. The company’s Northern Ireland based businesses include brand names Powerscreen and Finlay.

  • Trimedika Ltd

    Named as one of Maserati’s top 100 Disruptor companies, TriMedika designs and manufactures innovative medical devices, using cutting-edge technology to respond to the ever-changing demands of healthcare today. Their products are used in hospitals in over 20 countries around the world.

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