GradStart - For Companies

Why GradStart

GradStart is a 24-month graduate placement programme. The objective of GradStart is to assist Local Enterprise Office indigenous companies to scale and grow their businesses through the introduction of good graduate talent to deliver clearly defined projects.

This offer will be specifically targeted at the graduate community and helping companies attract additional graduate resources.

The initiative will support companies with ambitious growth plans to employ up to three graduates at any one time, with a minimum Level 6 degree qualification on the National Vocational Qualifications Framework or equivalent.

The offer will be available to all Local Enterprise Office / Enterprise Ireland client companies who meet the programme criteria.

Companies must apply for either the standard 50% grant rate OR 70% grant rate applied to language proficiency. These grant rates are not transferrable or interchangeable.

GradStart Offers Your Company:

  • Your company will be facilitated with the necessary tools required to effectively compete for graduate talent;
  • Utilisation of graduates to help deliver on defined company projects and embed capability and/or support the company achieve its goals;
  • Employment grant support for up to 3 graduates at any one time
  • Potential to improve the skills base and competence available in the business.

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