15 more companies are hiring for early career science and technology roles in Ireland

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Earlier this month, we published a list of 14 companies looking for people starting their careers in science and technology.

Of course, that was just a very small snapshot of who’s who in the world of hiring. In fact, there are many more companies looking to hire science and technology graduates this year, as these skills are in demand in almost every industry.

If you’re still looking for the perfect role to jump-start your career, why not check out our second list of employers. There’s no harm, after all, in keeping your options open. From AbbVie to Yahoo, there’s almost an A-Z list of early-career options job seekers can choose from this fall.

So here are 15 (plus) companies currently hiring science and technology graduates in Ireland.


A research-based pharmaceutical company, AbbVie is one of the world’s leading life science companies. It has Irish operations in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Mayo and Sligo and has just announced 70 new jobs as part of a €60million expansion at its Cork base.

The company has a development program for graduates, which lasts two or three years depending on the discipline. There is both an operations development program and a technical development program.

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BT Ireland is a subsidiary of the global brand BT Group. The telecommunications company hires graduates and young people at the start of their careers throughout the year.

The types of roles the company hires for vary all the time, with its specialist early-career recruiting team tasked with finding top talent.


The German multinational chemicals and consumer goods company is recruiting for several positions at its Irish site, including a maintenance electrician and a maintenance engineer.

Henkel has an office in Dublin and an operations and research center in Cork. The company is also looking for candidates for its remote sustainability internship program, which is expected to start in 2023.


New York-based IT and consulting firm Kyndryl is a spin-out from tech giant IBM. Its Irish offices are located at IBM Technology Campus in Dublin’s Damastown Industrial Park.

Kyndryl employs a total of over 90,000 people worldwide. In Ireland, the company is recruiting for entry-level positions such as cloud architect.

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The company provides software and IT services for its sister insurance business. Liberty IT runs an annual graduate program, for which it will soon begin recruiting. The program has different entries throughout the year.

Participants must have at least a 2.2 degree in a technology-related subject. The company is operating remotely at the moment, but graduates will be asked to attend regular meetings at Liberty IT’s offices in Belfast and Dublin. Liberty also does internships for students in its offices.


Fintech giant Mastercard has its European tech hub in Dublin. The company runs a graduate program called Mastercard Launch. It is an 18-month program, which is run globally with regional cohorts.

Participants will gain professional skills in the IT and payments industry. They will also receive feedback from mentors and have the opportunity to network. In addition to the full-time introductory program, Mastercard offers internship programs for students who are still completing their studies.


The pharmaceutical business has several sites in Ireland, including Meath, Cork, Carlow, Tipperary and Dublin.

MSD is currently recruiting for a number of graduate positions in these locations. It is looking for a graduate in Automation/Computer Science/Data Analytics, as well as participants for its Cork-based Postgraduate Science Program and its Tipperary-based Postgraduate Chemical Engineering Program.


The US-based software company has its EMEA headquarters in Dublin. It specializes in the development of secure document signing and productivity software. Dublin is one of Nitro’s nine global hubs, and the team have several vacancies there for early career roles.

Available roles include Solutions Engineer and MacOS Software Engineer. Positions are advertised as remote, meaning they can be filled anywhere in Ireland.

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US-based healthcare service provider Optum is looking for entry-level talent to join its team in Ireland.

Roles offered include Data Analyst, Data Engineer, Full-Stack Software Engineer, QA Engineer, and System Analyst. Some of the roles are hybrid or based in the company’s offices in Dublin or Donegal. Optum employs around 1,600 people in Ireland.

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The Dublin-based IT services management company has offices in the capital, as well as Belfast and Cork.

It runs its Accelerate Digital Academy program for entry-level workers and graduates in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The program will be delivered over 18 months, with technical training provided as well as the opportunity to train in a specialty. You’ll get paid for your work and learn a mix of soft and hard skills to launch your tech career.


The pharmaceutical and medical device company is currently recruiting for entry-level positions such as Data Quality Analyst, Engineering Technician and QC Analyst.

In addition to these positions, Viatris is also looking for interns to gain experience in its Device Development and Product Performance divisions. Most of these jobs are based at Viatris in Dublin, but the company also has a site in Cork.


Insurance player Unum has a growing technology hub in Carlow. It provides early career opportunities for IT professionals. The company also offers an IT internship program, which allows candidates to work for the company for five months.

Recruitment begins in September each year and the internship program begins at the end of March. Qualified students must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or postgraduate program to apply.

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Cloud software provider Workday has a strong presence in Ireland and earlier this year announced plans to hire 1,000 people over the next two years. The company is also looking to nurture the next generation, working with TU Dublin to bring young people into tech careers.

Its graduate program, Generation Workday, offers graduates a 12-month development program to support the transition of early-career professionals into the working world in fields such as software engineering, UX design, product management and application development.


Workhuman provides HR technology services to clients such as LinkedIn, Cisco and Whirlpool. It has two headquarters in Massachusetts and Dublin.

The company is looking for junior staff to join their team here in Ireland. Vacancies include e-commerce specialist, software engineer, and product designer.


The Yahoo tech player is looking for talent to fill several early career positions he has opened up with his Irish team. These include a trilingual technical support agent, a software engineer, an associate production engineer and a data center engineer.

Yahoo also has entry-level vacancies on its infosec team, The Paranoids. The majority of all of these roles currently available in the company are full-time and entirely remote.

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