Iarnród Éireann Graduate Programme

Graduate Programme 2023

Graduate Programme 2023

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We’re entering a new era of transportation with plans to lead Ireland’s sustainability strategy. This involves transforming our fleet with 750 electric carriages over the next 10 years and looking for innovative graduates to join us on our green journey.

To become the greenest fleet in Irish transport history, we require graduates from a range of disciplines who have achieved an Honours Degree in the following fields of study:

The future of Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail

As Ireland’s primary public service railway, we’re built on strong foundations making us ready and able to recover post COVID-19 and start building on plans for the future. Investment in the Railway, as part of project Ireland 2040, supports sustainable, compact growth and helps achieve climate action targets while improving the publics range of choice and experience.

With further investment planned to continue the development of the rail network, there’s never been a more exciting time to join Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail.

The Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail Grad Programme

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail is the first employer awarded Engineers Ireland CPD approval for a Graduate Development Programme. As part of our programme we:

The benefits are:

Opportunities may arise in any of the below areas. Career opportunities will be shared on our Careers Page and our Social Media pages


Hear about the Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail (IÉ) Graduate Programme from some of our current graduates in the video below: 

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Find us at your third level institution's Career Fairs

Career Fairs 2022
University/Third Level Institution Institution and Department Date and Time

UCD – Finance

UCD – Engineering

Tuesday 4th October

Monday 3rd October

Trinity College

Trinity - Finance

Trinity Engineering

Thursday 29th September

Thursday 13th October

NUIG - Engineering & Finance Tuesday 27th September
UCC (Online) Tuesday 4th October
University of Limerick Thursday, 29th September
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Limerick IT Tuesday, 11th October
Dundalk IT Dundalk IT Tuesday, 11th October

TU Dublin (Business & IT)


TU Dublin (Engineering & Science)

TU Dublin (Construction & Engineering)

Wednesday 5th October


Thursday 20th October


Wednesday 19th October



Queens University

Wednesday, 18th October

Career Fairs 2022
Grad Ireland Grad Ireland RDS Wednesday 28th September


As a company, our culture is guided by our five core values – these are the integral bases which define who we are and where we are going as an organisation. We recruit based on these values – so we already know you’re going to fit right in! Each of these values are equally essential and we strive to embody them on a daily basis.

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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