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Invest NI Programme: Graduate to Export Programme

18 November 2020

Are you looking to increase your exports to international markets? Invest NI’s Graduate to Export programme could help you do just that.  Graduate to Export helps Northern Ireland companies achieve growth by providing financial support up to the value of £18,000 to employ a graduate for 18 months.


The programme is ideal for companies with a specific export opportunity in mind; you will employ a graduate to complete a market research project. For the first six months, the graduate will work for the company locally before transferring to a pre-chosen international market for the remaining 12 months.  
Graduate travel will depend on Covid 19 travel guidelines and restrictions in place at the time. 

The graduate you employ will be automatically enrolled on a course to obtain a Post Graduate Diploma in International Marketing through virtual delivery. Fully funded by Invest NI, the educational course is delivered by Ulster University alongside the Institute of Export and International Trade.

If the graduate is unable to travel to the export market due to Covid 19 travel restrictions, they will continue their studies and conduct market research from Northern Ireland. Invest NI will remain as flexible as possible with all companies at this time

For more information, to check eligibility or to apply click here.

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