The programme allows Northern Ireland companies to enhance their export capability with a graduate assisting them with a market research project. The programme allows recent graduates to gain professional experience in fields they are passionate about, while completing a part-time postgraduate diploma in International Marketing.
We will be following the stories of three of the graduates to get an insight into their experiences.
Throughout the programme, Jenna will spend her first six months in The Deluxe Group’s headquarters in Portadown before moving to an as yet unconfirmed international market, but as her role involves working on theme park construction, it is sure to be somewhere exotic.
As Business Development Director for The Deluxe Group, a leading international bespoke joinery/marine outfitter and theme park contractor, part of Richard’s role, amongst other responsibilities, is to explore and expand the business’s visitor attraction and experience economy input in the US market.
Heather Farley, Associate Dean of Education at Ulster University Business School discusses the importance of how a programme such as Graduate to Export can benefit both students and the Northern Ireland economy.
Through this programme, Hannah will spend her first six months in Greenfields Ireland’s headquarters in Belfast, before moving to Dubai for the reminder of the programme to focus on expanding the company’s range of products in the Middle Eastern market.
As Business Development Director for Greenfields Ireland, a dairy trading organisation, part of Ronan’s role is to find new customers as well as new routes to market in order to increase and grow the business.
Through this scheme Aisling will spend the next 6 months in Invest NI’s headquarters in Belfast working within the International Trade team, before moving to London for a 12 month post to focus on market research in the GB export market.