Exclusive access to an exceptional graduate talent pool

For companies looking to increase their presence in Ireland and in overseas markets with highly motivated graduates, Ibec Global Graduates offers funding and access to a talent pool of high performing graduates for a 12, 18 or 24 month placement.


Three great programmes, unlimited growth opportunities for your company

Food and Drink Programme

Tourism Programme

Multinational Programme

Food and Drink Programme

Application dates

Opening: 11th November 2016

Closing: 25th November 2016

Placement Duration

18 Months

Placement start date

26th June 2017

Financial Support

Bord Bia fund a % of the total programme cost

Talent Pool

80% recent graduates 20% experienced professionals

Type of Graduates

Business, Marketing, sales, food science and agricultural backgrounds

Types of placements

Brand Ambassadors, Sales and Business Development Executives, Marketing Assistant, Social Media Co-ordinator, Press Office Assistant


Interested companies must complete the DeMinimus and Expression of Interest form and return to

For further information view our Programme brochure

Tourism Programme

Application dates

Opening: 18th November 2016

Closing: 7th December 2016

Placement duration

24 months

Placement start date

14th August 2017

Financial support

Fully funded by the company

Talent Pool

90% recent graduates/10% experienced professionals

Type of graduates

Business, marketing, digital marketing, events, PR and communications

Type of placements

Marketing assistants, digital marketing executives, PR and communications, event coordinator

Multinational Programme

Application dates

Opening: 14th November 2017

Closing: 7th December 2017

Placement duration

12 months

Placement start date

14th August 2017

Financial support

IDA fund a % of the total programme cost

Talent Pool

95% recent graduates / 5% experienced professionals

Type of graduates

Business, marketing, sales, HR, IT, engineers, chemistry

Type of placements

Business development executives, HR assistant, business process analyst, technical support/business analyst, engineers, technical chemists, diagnostic technicians

Register your interest today


A graduate programme to fit your business

Carlow Brewing Co.

We have placed a number of graduates (some of whom are still with us today) who have helped us grow the O’Hara’s brand in key markets throughout the world and in doing so have helped to develop graduates commercial understanding of the alcohol beverage industry.

Tim Garde
Export Manager, Carlow Brewing Co.


Six reasons to register with Ibec Global Graduates

Business expansion

An effective model of providing additional support to grow and develop new and existing markets

Financial Support

Opportunity to qualify for funding from Irish state agencies

High skilled graduates

Access to a talent pool of high calibre, pre-screened and vetted graduates

An adaptable model

A programme designed to fit your company’s needs

We do the hard work

Companies are presented with a selection of work ready graduates

Training & development

A practical academic model created to further develop graduates and gain invaluable market research for companies


Company application process

Programme Criteria Recruitment Process Register Your Interest

Graduate Hosting

Have a presence and/or agent who can host graduate(s) overseas; or provide the graduate(s) with an international placement experience

International element

Have the capacity to provide an international element to the placement, i.e. overseas placement, business travel etc


Have the financial capacity to fund the programme cost, accommodation allowance and other business expenses


Have the capacity to train and develop the graduate throughout the duration of the programme


Can provide the graduate with a mentor for the full duration of the programme

Stage 1

Company application process

Stage 2

Programme launches to graduates

Stage 3

Ibec recruitment process commences

Stage 4

Company interviews

Stage 5

Offers made and placement details confirmed

Stage 6

Graduates commence DIT for two weeks and start placement thereafter

Register your interest for more information and a member from the team will contact you