Graduate to Export | My Graduate to Export Journey
Our second cohort of the Graduate to Export programme recently commenced with 16 local companies recruiting graduates to complete a market research project over 18 months.
The Programme allows graduates to gain professional experience within the industry sectors they are passionate about while working towards obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma in International Marketing.
Graduates will spend six months at the company’s premises in Northern Ireland getting to know the company, before relocating overseas for a period of up to 12 months.
We will be following the journey of three graduates to gain an insight into the successes and challenges they will undoubtedly experience in their roles.
Darrelle McNicholl, Export Graduate | Deli Lites
Darrelle has spent the first part of the Programme at food-to-go company Deli Lites headquarters in Newry. Over the past few months she has got accustomed to her role within the company while completing stages of her Postgraduate Diploma with Ulster University.
Video | Hear what Darrelle has been working on to date and what export market she is relocating to as part of the Programme.
Michael Lynch, Business Development Executive | Datactics
Michael was successful in obtaining a position at Belfast based, data technology company, Datactics.
Video | Hear what Michael has been working on during his time on the programme so far, and what international trade shows and conferences he has attended as part of his role.
Darrelle McNicholl, Export Graduate and Ronan Gourley, Export Sales Manager | Deli Lites
Darrelle is due to spend her first six months of the Programme at Deli Lites, Newry before moving to her export market for the remainder of her time to complete a market research project for the company.
Video | Hear why Darrelle decided to participate in the Graduate to Export programme, and Deli Lites signed on as a participating company from Ronan.
Michael Lynch, Business Development Executive and Matt Flenley, Head of Marketing | Datactics
Michael will spend the first six months of the programme at Datactics, Belfast before moving to his export market for 12 months to complete his market research project for the company.
Video | Hear why Michael decided to participate in the Graduate to Export programme, and why Datactics signed on as a participating company from Matt.