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GradStart

Develop a talent pool and gain access to new skills

GradStart provides financial support for businesses to compete for and hire graduate talent. The support covers the cost of taking in graduate talent on a two-year placement basis, to improve the skills base within your business.

Who is it for?

You might be eligible if: 

  • You’re an Enterprise Ireland, a Local Enterprise Office or Údarás na Gaeltachta client

Eligibility is subject to terms and conditions.


What do you get?

  • €15k per year or half of the graduate's salary costs, whichever is the lesser
  • For graduates with a second language, we provide €21k per year on a maximum allowable salary of €30k per year or 70% of the graduate's salary costs, whichever is the lesser

What can it be used for?

  • Hire up to 3 graduates at any one time for a full-time contract for 24 months
  • Graduates completing a project linked to your company’s overall growth plan
  • An in-company mentor to work with the graduates
  • Graduates working in any area except sales and marketing

Get in touch

If this sounds like the right support for your business, call our dedicated hub for more details on how to apply.

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