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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?

Businesses with recruitment needs that are interested in attracting and retaining the best employees.

You might be eligible if you are a business in the Irish hospitality and tourism industry, such as:

  • an accommodation provider (hotels, B&Bs, self-catering)
  • a restaurant or cafe
  • an activity providers (tours, attractions, adventure activities)
  • a tourism-related businesses (transport, retail, cultural experiences, festival planning)

Eligibility is subject to terms and conditions.


What do you get?

  • Access to online resources  and support in developing and marketing your  business as a positive Employer. Supports include webinars on international recruitment, business guides to access and develop positive work placements programmes, information on employee excellence programmes and expert HR advice on navigating the recruitment market, managing Induction and onboarding and building strong career pathways for staff.

What can it be used for?

  • Learning how to create an attractive place of work to build the appeal of your business for potential employees and attract talent. 
  • Understanding the changes in the current recruitment market to attract the best people. 
  • Finding out where your business can speak to students and graduates about available roles.

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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