Gradstart offers Local Enterprise Office client companies financial support to hire top graduate talent and develop a talent pipeline. 

A grant of up to €30,000, or €42,00 for a language graduate is available.

One Irish or International gradstartgraduate can be hired at any one time for a two-year period by companies.  During the GradStart placement, the company must define the a project aligned to its growth plan for each graduate to complete.  Graduates are also assigned an in-company mentor to support their development.

Key Points to Note:

  • Companies must be incorporated
  • Must operate in the manufacturing or internationally traded services sector.
  • Must employ a minimum of 5 staff.
  • Roles in any discipline are eligible for support, except for direct sales and direct marketing positions


GradStart Applications are made through Enterprise Ireland

To discuss the financial support further, or to check your eligibility, contact, or call 021 4285200