Irish Water Graduate Development Programme 2023 - 2025

About Irish Water

Irish Water is Ireland’s national regulated water utility and is responsible for providing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland. Our vision is a sustainable Ireland where water is respected and protected, for the planet and all the lives it supports. We rise to the challenge of delivering transformative water services that enables communities to thrive.

The Programme

At Irish Water, we have exciting plans for the next five years, including a €5bn programme of Capital Investment. This is where we need ambitious and talented graduates like you to join our organisation and help us as we deliver transformative Water Services to all communities in Ireland. 

Applications for the 2023 Irish Water Graduate Programme are open to graduates from all disciplines. This is a two-year programme where you will have a unique opportunity to work on varied projects while also gaining a multifaceted perspective of the organisation, through three x 8-month rotations across different departments in Irish Water.

The Experience

As a participant, you will gain invaluable experience working in a number of areas of the business: 

  • Engineering
  • Finance 
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • People & Safety
  • Customer Operations
  • Corporate Affairs/Internal Communications
  • Legal

The Person 

You are: 

  • A recent/prospective graduate or post-graduate with a minimum 2:1 in all disciplines to NFQ Level 8
  • A natural problem solver, who relishes working in diverse teams and has strong communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate initiative, innovation, and pride in the work you deliver
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Enthusiastic, curious, and ambitious 
  • You must be eligible to work in Ireland for the duration of the programme

The Reward

  • Invaluable experience and knowledge of the Water Industry and a rounded perspective of the different departments
  • Practical on-the-job training and a structured induction and training development roadmap
  • Hybrid working is available to graduates who are resident in the Republic of Ireland
  • Access to a community where everyone works collaboratively to fulfil their fullest potential and to reach their goals
  • On successful completion of the 2-year programme, a number of  positions will be available within Irish Water
  • A competitive and fair salary will be offered

Please see details below about how to apply

For more information please see the Graduate Hub.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a 1-day Assessment Centre in December. The programme will commence in September 2023

Committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace with a robust strategy and framework to enable this, Irish Water is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome and encourage applications from interested and suitably qualified individuals regardless of gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, member of traveller community, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.