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Companies Hiring Graduates Right Now

23 September 2020
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Planning to take your first steps into the job market? The following companies have exciting opportunities well worth checking out, from graduate programmes to entry-level jobs. 


Accenture offers robust graduate programmes across business and technology integration, cybersecurity, analytics, consulting, software and engineering. The company says that each stream provides competitive graduate salaries too. Applications for the 2021 programmes are currently open and graduates have until the 16th of October to apply for them. You can find out more here 


BT Ireland hires graduates through its commercial management pathway, a two-year programme that focuses on managing contracts with partners, suppliers and customers. The successful applicants will take part in rotations, spanning topics such as business law, change management, negotiations and much more. Applications for the BT’s programme will open in October. However, anyone can express their interest right away using this link 

Bristol Myers Squibb 

For the graduates who are hoping to get some experience in pharma, Bristol Myers Squibb is a great place to work. Its early-career positions include rotational programmes that last anywhere between two and four years, as well as internships and fellowships. The closing date for applicants is the 16th of October. Visit their careers portal here 


Deloitte’s graduate programme reassures to make successful applicants an important part of the team from day one. In addition to opportunities in assurance and audit, actuarial, soliciting and tax, they also have dedicated technology programmes. The programme is open to graduates in Belfast, Galway, Limerick, Cork and Dublin. The deadline for applicants spans October and November. You can read more about their opportunities here 


EY is another company to think about if you are a graduate. Currently, they have more than 270 graduate opportunities for their 2021 programme. These span five different areas: strategy, transactions and tax, assurance (audit), consulting, IT data analytics and cyber. To find out more about the graduate opportunities at EY, you can check out their student hub or their careers portal. 


Gamma is a software and data services provider based in Dublin. They focus on reducing risk through location intelligence. They are currently hiring for a master’s graduate with skills in machine learning, statistics and maths to develop a new product, AddressLink, which offers comprehensive information about residential and commercial properties in Ireland. You can find out more here 


EirGrid is the state-owned electric power transmission operator in Ireland. They will be hiring up to 20 graduates for their 2021 programme across their Belfast and Dublin teams. Applications will open on the 30th of September. You can learn more here 


KPMG assures hand-on client responsibility for graduates in addition to support, challenging projects and much more. You can apply for their graduate programme now which spans assurance and audit, tax consulting, consulting and deal advisory. The deadline to apply is the 14th of October. Find out more here 

Grant Thornton 

Grant Thornton is another consulting firm that graduates should keep an eye on. It employs more than 1,400 people in seven offices across Ireland, with global operations in more than 143 countries. Their graduate programme is currently open for their offices in Kildare, Longford, Limerick, Galway, Cork and Dublin. The closing date to apply is the 14th of October and interviews will take place between the 29th of October and the 4th of November. To find out more, click here 

PwC Ireland 

PwC is a company recognised for its graduate job opportunities. Applications for its graduate programme are now open and must be in before 5pm on the 14th of October. The company has offices in Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford, Galway, Limerick, Cork and Dublin and current opening for the graduates' span tax, assurance and risk assurance. You can find out more here 

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