Iarnród Éireann Graduate Programme

Graduate Programme 2024

Graduate Programme 2024

The Graduate Programme is now closed for applications



Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail is embarking on a record investment programme to make rail the backbone of Ireland’s sustainable transport network.   

Our people are absolutely critical to the delivery of both our services and our future capital programmes, customer experience strategy and port developments.  We are in a period of major investment programmes in the maintenance, renewal and upgrading of our infrastructure, as well as the transformation of our fleet.  This is an exciting opportunity for graduates to join our ‘One Team’ and to help in the safe and efficient provision of railway services across the country. 

We are looking for ambitious and innovative graduates who have achieved or are working towards a Level 8 Honours Degree in the following disciplines:

The Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail Graduate Programme

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail is the first employer awarded Engineers Ireland CPD approval for a Graduate Development Programme and were awarded Operational Excellence Award 2023 for our Graduate Development Programme.

Our Award Winning Programme:

Our Rewards Package includes:

Closing date for applications is 31st October 2023.


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 2023
Third Level institution / department Location Date and Time
Trinity - Finance Trinity Sports Hall 26th September 11:30 - 14:30
Grad Ireland RDS 27th September 09:00 - 17:00
University of Limerick UL Sports Arena 28th September 11:30 - 15:00
UCD - Engineering UCD O'Reilly Hall, Belfield Campus 2nd October 12:00 - 17:00
UCD - Finance UCD O'Reilly Hall, Belfield Campus 3rd October 12:00 - 17:00
DCU-Science & Engineering The Helix 4th October 11:30 - 14:30
DCU-Finance The Helix 5th October 11:30 - 14:30
DKIT DKIT Campus 10th October 09:00 - 14:00
Trinity - Engineering Trinity Sports Hall 12th October 11:30 - 14:30
TU Dublin-Construction & Engineering Bolton Street 18th October 12:00 - 14:30
TU Dublin-IT/Computing/Electrical/Electronic Grangegorman 19th October 12:00 - 14:30


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.

Irish Rail values