Graduate to Export | Graduates on track for success
The Graduate to Export programme for international marketing students was recently launched, with 10 local companies partnering with graduates on a market research project.
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.
Aisling Maguire, International Marketing Executive | Invest Northern Ireland - Six Month Update
For the first six months of the programme, Aisling has been based at Invest NI in Belfast. As she prepares for her move to London, she tells us what she’s been doing the past six months in the organisation’s Trade Division and her highlights to date.
Video | Hear what Aisling is looking forward to about her move to London and what foreign language she has been learning through Invest NI’s Personal Growth Scheme.
Jenna Todd, International Marketing Executive | The Deluxe Group
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.
Video | Hear why Jenna wanted to take part in the Graduate to Export programme
Richard Hill, Business Development Director | The Deluxe Group
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.
Video | Hear why The Deluxe Group decided to take part in the Graduate to Export programme
Heather Farley, Associate Dean of Education | Ulster University Business School
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.
Video | Hear why Ulster University decided to partner with Invest NI as education facilitator for the Graduate to Export programme
Hannah Booth, International Marketing Executive | Greenfields Ireland
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.
Video | Hear why Hannah wanted to participate on the Graduate to Export programme
Ronan Browne, Business Development Director | Greenfields Ireland
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.
Video | Hear why Greenfields Ireland decided to take part in the Graduate to Export programme
Aisling Maguire, International Marketing Executive | Invest Northern Ireland
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.