gradireland Graduate Careers Fair 2017

4 October 2017 • 11am - 5pm • Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin 4
Thanks to all attendees and exhibitors for making the 2016 gradireland Graduate Careers Fair the biggest and best to date! Next year's Fair will take place on Wednesday 4 October, 2017.




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Foras Na Gaeilge

Foras Na Gaeilge
Where can Irish take you?
Do ghairm le Gaeilge - Your career with Irish

Do you speak Irish and would like to know what career paths are available to you?
Want to find out more about where Irish can take you? Join Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh and her panel to hear how Irish was an advantage in their careers to date covering their backgrounds and various experience in media, education, public sector, translation and also voluntary work.

Cén áit is féidir leis an nGaeilge thú a thabhairt?
Do Ghairm le Gaeilge

An bhfuil Gaeilge agat agus ar mhaith leat a fháil amach cad iad na slite beatha atá ar fáil duit? An mian leat tuilleadh a fháil amach faoi na háiteanna is féidir leis an nGaeilge thú a thabhairt? Bí le Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh agus a painéal lena chloisteáil conas a bhí an Ghaeilge mar bhuntáiste ina ngairm go dtí seo, agus iad ag caint ar a gcúlra agus a dtaithí éagsúil sna meáin, oideachas, an earnáil phoiblí, an t-aistriúchán agus obair dheonach chomh maith.

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Laura Jordan

Style Savvy
Laura Jordan is a Fashion Stylist, Image Consultant and Owner of StyleSavvy®. Having developed StyleSavvy® to a full-service style consultancy, Laura offers individual consultations, small-group workshops and large-scale events. Specialising in Corporate Dressing and Workwear Wardrobes, Laura’s popular ‘StyleWorks’ seminar features a comprehensive guide to Interview Style. Working with both established corporations and recent graduates, she addresses Workplace Image with smart, realistic and price-conscious advice. Laura also lectures in Fashion Styling and Image Consultancy in Dublin Institute of Design and is a Fashion Contributor with SaturdayAM on TV3.

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Panel Discussion


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Panel Discussion

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Patrick Dyar

USIT is one of Ireland's leading travel companies specialising in a range of Graduate Programmes in the USA as well as Summer Camp programmes to the USA & Canada each summer. Come along to our seminar and find out the opportunities open to you and which programme may suit you best. We look forward to meeting you.

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Paula Coogan

The Quarter Life Coach
Paula Coogan is The Quarter Life Coach, Ireland's leading expert on The Quarter Life Crisis. Over the past 5 years, she has worked with hundreds of individuals in their 20s and 30s who were stuck in a rut and she has helped them transform their lives. Through 1-1 coaching and group programmes, Paula guides you to get completely clear on what you want from your life and career, and then she supports you to make it happen. Paula regularly features as a guest expert in national print and radio media.

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Robert Farrell

Digital Marketing Course Director
Digital Marketing Academy of Ireland
Robert is the Digital Marketing course director with the Digital Marketing Academy of Ireland. Digital Marketing is constantly evolving and offers incredible opportunities for forward thinkers. After working in industry, Robert spent several years speaking at conferences and lecturing in Digital Marketing. Robert prides himself on giving students the knowledge and skills to become leaders in their fields.

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University of Strathclyde

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Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a leading global speciality retailer of high-quality, casual apparel for men, women and kids with an active, youthful lifestyle under its Abercrombie & Fitch, Abercrombie kids, and Hollister Co. brands. A&F was founded in 1892 and is based in New Albany, Ohio. A&F sells merchandise through retail stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Mexico, and the Middle East. The Company also operates e-commerce websites at,,




AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability is an independent non-profit organisation working to promote full access to and participation in further and higher education for students with disabilities and to enhance their employment prospects on graduation. AHEAD works with graduates and employers through the GET AHEAD Graduate Forum and the WAM Mentored Work Placement Programme.

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Aldi Stores (Ireland)

At Aldi only the best will do, which is why we offer graduates unprecedented career opportunities in one of Ireland's fastest growing retailers. We aim to recruit high performing graduates who thrive in a fast paced, dynamic, ever changing environment.The rewards are impressive with a starting salary of €61,000 rising to €95,750 after only 4 years, a fully expensed Audi A4, private healthcare, pension, life assurance and 5 weeks holiday. 

We're Aldi and we offer careers 'Like No Other'.


ARYZTA is a global food business with a leadership position in specialty bakery. Popular consumer brands under the ARYZTA brand umbrella include Cuisine de France and Otis Spunkmeyer and we also supply Foodservice and own brand retail products globally. We offer a truly European 18 month Graduate Development Programme.

Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Our purpose is to make financial lives better.

Bank of Ireland

Put yourself at the centre of the action by securing a place on Bank of Ireland’s Graduate Programme and you’ll be in the thick of the action right away – working as part of a tightly-knit team, on projects that make a real difference.

We invite graduates from all disciplines to apply to any of the following streams:

Finance & Accounting
Audit & Compliance
Retail Ireland
Credit & Market Risk
Corporate & Treasury
Service, Customer & Innovation
Actuarial (New Ireland Assurance)
Bank of Ireland UK

BioMarin International

BOI Payment Acceptance

Boston Scientific

Engineering and Science candidates can apply to one of our individual Graduate Programmes based in Galway, Cork or Clonmel. Our Programmes are two years in duration. In this time all Graduates will progress through a defined programme getting first-hand knowledge of our business and expand your technical ability in a progressive and innovative working environment. In addition to on-the-job training and personal development courses you can also avail of mentoring from senior colleagues. This programme offers unique opportunity to grow and accelerate your future career.


CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants is the world’s leading and largest professional body of Management Accountants. CIMA members and students work in the public sector, industry, commerce and not-for-profit organisations. CIMA teaches skills for strategic advice, managing risk and making key decisions, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to work across all areas of the business, not just the accounts team.

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City Electrical Factors Limited

Crowe Horwath

Crowe Horwath is one of the leading accountancy firms in Ireland, and the representative firm in Ireland of Crowe Horwath International, one of the top ten global networks of independent accounting and advisory services firms, incorporating over 720 offices in more than 125 countries around the world. We offer graduates the opportunity to train to become a Chartered Accountant.

Dairygold Finance Ltd

Dairygold is Ireland’s largest farmer owned dairy business. Our 2 year graduate programme includes a Level 6 accredited Diploma in Management, business rotations and a heavy focus on personal development. ACCA or CIMA exams are fully funded for finance graduates. Our programme is designed to create managers/leaders for the future.

DCC plc


At Deloitte we have a clear purpose, to make an impact that matters on our clients, our colleagues and our communities.

We give you the support you need to deliver the exceptional for our clients and be celebrated for your unique talents.

From professional development to leadership opportunities and career advancement, we empower our people to be their very best – because that’s how you make an impact.

Edge Hill University

Located close to the city of Liverpool, Edge Hill University offers a vast range of Taught Masters, Postgraduate Teacher training Programmes and Research opportunities. Funding and Scholarships are also available. Proud to have been awarded 'Gold' for the highest quality Teaching & Learning in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework.

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the Government agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, innovate and scale and win export sales on global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.


Do you want to help connect everybody and everything in the Internet of Things? Do you want to implement solutions using the latest technologies for the world’s largest mobile networks? Would you like to work in an exciting, supportive and collaborative environment? At Ericsson we develop wireless network technology that enables the next generation of smart devices and the Internet of Things. We believe that everybody and everything should be connected; it’s what we call The Network Society. By 2020, 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet. Networks powered by our technology are enabling self-drive cars, reducing our carbon footprint through smarter energy use in the home and connecting people even though they are miles apart. We develop software solutions and applications in Java, Python, Javascript on the Linux Platform, both on bare metal and in the cloud. We use the latest Agile processes and methodologies, harnessing the power of Automated Testing, Continuous Delivery and Deployment. Our systems manage terabytes of data...daily! What do we offer you? An opportunity to work for the global leader in telecoms networks using the most up to date and cutting-edge technologies as well as continuous training and development through all stages of your career. This is a chance to build a career in a challenging yet supportive environment which fosters initiative and personal growth. You can also join our Sports and Social club getting involved in lots of fun activities as well as GLOBE (our LBGTQ network) and the Ericsson Women’s Network. Twitter YouTube LinkedIn Instagram


We’re EY. We’re one of the Big 4. You might have heard of us but what you probably haven’t heard is we’re a bit different to the others. We like to think about things in a new, fresh kind of way. That’s why we like to hire people who think a bit different too.

We are looking for graduates from all disciplines who are seeking an inclusive, dynamic environment to start their career journey. Have a look at our brand new website to see what we are all about.

Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services. Founded in Boston in 1946, our goal is to make our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. At Fidelity Ireland, we provide middle and back office support to our business partners and design, build and implement technology that maintains Fidelity’s continued global success.

We offer two exciting training and development programmes each September for new graduates looking to launch their career in Financial Services or Technology. Discover more at:

Foras na Gaeilge

Glasgow School of Art


Health products regulatory authority

IBAT College

IBAT College Dublin, or Institute of Business and Technology, is Ireland's leading Industry-focused third level institution. It provides a perfect blend of high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education with a state-of-the-art learning environment in a range of subject areas including Business, Marketing, ICT and Management including the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Marketing.

Established in 2004 in Swords, Co. Dublin, IBAT College Dublin moved into a new campus in 2011 in the heart of the city centre, Wellington Quay in Temple Bar. This modern, purpose built campus houses five floors of teaching and learning facilities.

Ibec Global Graduates

Ibec Global Graduates programme places graduates attracted by an international career on paid work placements around the world with leading Irish and international companies over 12-24 months. Our programmes combine on-the-job experiential learning and academic study leading to a DIT accredited postgraduate qualification.

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Innopharma Labs

Innopharma College of Applied Sciences has grown to become one of the top institutions in Ireland delivering world recognised qualifications up to Masters’ degree level. All our education programmes are developed with your career advancement in mind – consisting of a unique blend of industry focused modules and practical workshops. Many of our lecturers have extensive experience in industry and engage in a high level of coaching and mentoring with students. Innopharma College of Applied Sciences programmes, are the number one choice for graduates and experienced professionals seeking to upskill and advance their careers in the Pharmaceutical, MedTech and Food sectors.

Institute of Certified Public Accountants

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) is one of the main Irish accountancy bodies in Ireland with 5,000 members and students. The CPA designation is the most commonly used designation worldwide for professional accountants and the Institute’s qualification enjoys wide international recognition. There are 2.8 million accountants worldwide and 1 million of them are CPAs. CPAs can be found in every sector holding diverse roles at senior management levels from managing partners to chief financial officers, chief executives and entrepreneurs.

The success of CPAs in securing employment in industry, the public sector and private practice in over 40 countries reflects the value of a CPA qualification. This is evident to the employment record of our most recent graduates with 100% currently in employment.

Anyone can choose to study CPA. Whether you are a school leaver, a graduate, mature student, professional or just interested in accountancy we have a tailored solution for you. Students have the choice to study the CPA qualification all online via ELearning. ELearning has quickly become the study method of choice for many students. Research shows a 60% increase in information retention if study is done through ELearning. CPA is very flexible in the approach students want to take sitting their exams. CPA exams are held in April and August. This means that study and exam preparation can be scheduled around your work commitments. This will make you an attractive candidate when applying for jobs.

When choosing which accountancy body to start your studies, you have to think about which is the right body for you. CPA Ireland provide amazing support and resources to its students and members Each students and member are looked upon as an individual. Having the right support behind you through your professional exams in vital and at CPA HQ we pride ourselves on our unparalleled student support.

Intel Ireland

We are a world leader in wafer production creating the very latest semiconductor devices. Our team in Fab24 in Leixlip are producing 14nm technology. That’s Intels 6th generation of microprocessors. We’re one of only 3 locations on the planet where this technology is manufactured.

Irish Tax Institute

The Irish Tax Institute is the leading representative and educational body for Ireland’s AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and is the only professional body exclusively dedicated to tax.
Our AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification is the gold standard in tax and the international mark of excellence in tax advice.

Jameson- Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

Jameson offer two graduate programmes. Our International Graduate Programme offers graduates the opportunity to gain international experience in one of 42 global markets. We look for graduates with language skills in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin & Korean to name but a few! Our Graduate Distiller Programme offers Food Science, Environmental Engineering or Process & Chemical Engineering graduates the opportunity to join our Production team in Midleton Distillery, Cork or our Bottling & Logistics site in Dublin.

Johnson & Johnson

Kerry Group

We think of ourselves as the Taste & Nutrition company. We understand that consumers want delicious products made from trusted, authentic foods and flavours and every day millions of people throughout the world consume foods and beverages containing our taste and nutrition solutions.

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Be Extraordinary KPMG brings together business advisors from many different disciplines – working together to provide our clients with the cutting edge business advice they need for their continued success. Our 80 partners and 2,500 want you to achieve the best in your career. We are the leading provider of professional services in Ireland and work with clients in all sectors of Irish business. All of our graduates will become business leaders of tomorrow while pursuing the ACA qualification. We are an ambitious firm and we are looking to hire talented and ambitious graduates to join our Audit, Tax or Advisory practice. Check out to view our current opportunities.

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Lakeland Dairies

Lakeland Dairies is Ireland’s second largest dairy co-operative processing approximately 1.2 Billion litres of milk annually, into over 170 branded dairy products in over 70 countries across every continent worldwide. This milk is collected from our 2,500 high quality milk suppliers, across 15 counties in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Lakeland Dairies Cooperative is an engine for innovation, economic growth and community development throughout its operating region and an acknowledged leader in the national dairy industry.


At Lidl, we recognise that our people are our greatest asset and that our success is hugely attributable to the commitment and dedication of our workforce. Career development and training are of major importance to us. In fact, many of our managers have successfully advanced in their careers, from starting positions in our stores. All employees are provided with the training and support they need to reach their full potential and to progress within the company. Structured, on the job training is the foundation of our training concept, giving our employees the opportunity for further development both professionally and personally. At Lidl we believe that training is the most important investment we can make in our people.

Musgrave Group

Musgrave delivers the sourcing, sales, marketing and supply chain expertise to local entrepreneurs to provide a first class offer to our customers. Our brands include: SuperValu; Centra; Mace (NI); Daybreak; Budgens & Londis (UK); Musgrave MarketPlace; Dialprix & Dialsur (Spain). We employ over 60,000 people across all our brands.


Openet is Ireland’s largest privately owned software company. Our purpose is to enable telecoms service providers to make money through optimising their customer experience. We are proud to say that we deliver the most innovative high performance telecom software for these businesses to grow and evolve. #beyourfuture with Openet!


PwC Republic of Ireland

The PwC Graduate programme offers the opportunity to start looking forward to enviable exposure, experiences and opportunities that will develop your leadership skills and shape your career for a long time to come. Collaborate on diverse projects with some of the world’s best-known brand names. We're committed to helping you master the skills that will set you apart from the crowd.


Smyths Toys

Smyths Toys is Ireland’s leading toy retailer with 28 stores throughout the island of Ireland, 63 stores in the UK and plans for further expansion. There are great opportunities available in this fast growing company. The roles are exciting and remuneration packages are competitive. To view all vacancies, visit

Susquehanna International Group

Three Ireland

University of Salford

Celebrating 50 years of success, the University of Salford offers a range of postgraduate study options across seven different schools; Business, Arts & Media, The Built Environment, Nursing & Midwifery, Health, Environment & Life Sciences, and Computing, Science, & Engineering.

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University of Strathclyde


USA 1 year grad visa: The programme gives students, undergraduates, post-graduates and recent graduates an opportunity to intern in the USA for 1 year without having any pre-arranged internship before travelling. This visa allows you 90 days to find a position in the US after you arrive. Coach Soccer USA: Open to students and non-students from 18-33 who want to coach soccer in the USA for a summer or for nine months. Get paid to coach soccer, accommodation, food and transport are covered and you get 30 days to travel around the US when you finish. Camp USA Secure a place in a top US summer camp. Work in a variety of different roles like lifeguard, sailing instructor, basketball coach, costume designer, videographer etc.


From Boston to Berlin, every person at Wayfair is encouraged to contribute in a meaningful and impactful way. We look for individuals who are bright, collaborative, driven, and interested in analytic insights.

We believe transparency is important and information empowers, so we give everyone access to company data and systems which improve the speed and accuracy of decision making.

Smart risk-taking is encouraged even if it fails. We welcome employees to share new ideas and we foster a positive learning environment where hard work is rewarded.

Willis Towers Watson


Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Our enterprise applications are simple, intuitive and built for the cloud computing and mobile revolutions. Workday is positively disrupting the enterprise software industry through the hard work and pioneering spirit of our amazing employees. By joining the company, you will work alongside legends in the industry, the brightest new grads-and everything in between.

We are looking for individuals to push the boundaries of design, security, and development even further. In 2016, Workday was listed as the #2 in Ireland's Best Workplace. Generation Workday is a programme uniquely designed to nurture, develop and challenge our future leaders.

Zurich Insurance Company

Interview Style and Corporate Dressing

11:30 12:00 Room 3

Interview Style is a formula that is easy to get right.... once you know how. First impressions are priceless and this seminar enables you to make the right one at the right time.
The tips and tricks of interview dressing will be shared, as well as the key to creating a workable capsule wardrobe that makes more of an impact on your image than your bank balance. Corporate, tech or casual, StyleSavvy has the answers you need in this 30 minute presentation.


Where can Irish take you?

12:00 12:30 Room 1

Where can Irish take you?
Do ghairm le Gaeilge - Your career with Irish

Do you speak Irish and would like to know what career paths are available to you?
Want to find out more about where Irish can take you? Join Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh and her panel to hear how Irish was an advantage in their careers to date covering their backgrounds and various experience in media, education, public sector, translation and also voluntary work.

Cén áit is féidir leis an nGaeilge thú a thabhairt?
Do Ghairm le Gaeilge

An bhfuil Gaeilge agat agus ar mhaith leat a fháil amach cad iad na slite beatha atá ar fáil duit? An mian leat tuilleadh a fháil amach faoi na háiteanna is féidir leis an nGaeilge thú a thabhairt? Bí le Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh agus a painéal lena chloisteáil conas a bhí an Ghaeilge mar bhuntáiste ina ngairm go dtí seo, agus iad ag caint ar a gcúlra agus a dtaithí éagsúil sna meáin, oideachas, an earnáil phoiblí, an t-aistriúchán agus obair dheonach chomh maith.


Life after Graduating

12:00 12:30 Room 3


Key Skills required by companies hiring tech graduates

13:00 14:00 Room 3

Graduates with the right technical skills can find work in both indigenous and multinational companies in the ICT sector. The Irish owned tech industry is flourishing and is constantly developing new, cutting edge products.
This industry lead panel discussion will feature experts from the areas of Technology who will give graduates an insight into what key skills they must obtain to lead to a successful career within the ICT sector.


CV and application form hints and tips

13:00 14:30 Room 1


Teacher Training in Scotland

13:30 14:00 Room 1


Supercharge your career with digital marketing skills

14:00 14:30 Room 1

This presentation will inform graduates about why digital marketing skills are important, digital skills required by employees and how to improve your digital skills. This presentation will be very beneficial to all graduates looking to improve their online presence and land their dream job.


Experience it all: Benefits of a rotation programme

14:00 14:30 Room 3


Graduate Programmes USA & Canada

14:30 15:00 Room 1

Patrick Dyar – Patrick spent 8 summers at summer camp in Pennsylvania teaching music and video production. He did the graduate visa in 2011/12, spending the year working in Manhattan. He now runs the Camp USA programme for USIT Travel.


The Quarter-Life Coach

16:00 16:30 Room 2

Have you reached a point in your 20s or 30s where you are asking yourself 'Is this it?' Are you dis-satisfied with your personal relationships and present accomplishments? Are you struggling to make decisions as to what to do next? Do you feel that everyone is doing much better or is much happier than you are? Then this seminar is for you and will explore: The common triggers and symptoms of 'meltdown mode' What's really at the core of a Quarter Life Crisis The two questions you are asking yourself that are keeping you STUCK in a rut The 3 things you NEED to know to move forward And.. I will share with you exactly what steps you need to take to start making real progress in your life! Looking forward to seeing you there!