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Career Boost connects you to a real job with real support within either the Science, Engineering or Technology field. Just like you, each job is different and can be based anywhere on the island of Ireland. You choose which role you want to apply for depending on your experience and qualifications. Career Boost gives you a unique opportunity to step into a project manager’s role early on in your career, with the comfort of academic support throughout.

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Why choose us?

You earn

Employed as a project manager for 12-18 months, you will be ambitious and up for a challenge.

You learn

To ensure you achieve your potential, you will be supported by advice from an expert University or College partner with a real interest in your success. We also value your personal development that’s why each role has a training budget. You decide what will enhance your technical qualifications and in addition we support you to develop your personal, professional and managerial capabilities with a fully-funded Postgraduate Diploma.

You matter

There's potential to secure a permanent management position in an ambitious company, build your connections and boost your career.

GradIreland award winner

The Career Boost programme has taken home the Graduate Employer of the Year (more than 40 intake) award at the 2020 GradIreland Graduate Recruitment Awards.

gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards 2020

Who we look for

You must have a degree or diploma which matches the criteria of the position being advertised by the company as roles do vary. In some cases, you may be required to have relevant previous experience in the industry.

Have a look at some of our graduates who we have worked with here. This will give you an idea of the project they worked on and the outcomes.

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Enhance your business & technical qualifications

Career Boost gives you the opportunity to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma in Business & Management at Queen’s University, Belfast which is fully funded by InterTradeIreland. The skills learned through the Diploma will enhance your personal, professional and managerial capabilities and will provide you with the necessary and valuable business skills that you will require to help you undertake your project role, benefitting not only you but the company as well.

The company will fully support you throughout this by allowing you the required time off for courses and workshops.

Along with the Postgraduate Diploma you will have further access to a training budget which you can use towards further management training & courses, attending events & exhibitions and to pursue other technical qualifications.

Postgraduate Diploma details


Employed as a project manager for 12-18 months, you will be ambitious and up for a challenge.

Diploma title

Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management


The William J Clinton Leadership Institute, Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB)

Course delivery

5 x 2 day theoretical workshops in QUB (course venues throughout Ireland) plus work based tasks.

Course modules

  • Strategic & Project Management
  • Financial & Information Management
  • Marketing New Venture Creation & Entrepreneurial Management
  • Performance & HR Management
  • Leadership & Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Project


Accredited by The Leadership Institute, Queen’s University Belfast – with 120 CAT points – Level 7 in UK. This is equivalent to 60 ECTS points at Level 9 in the Republic of Ireland.

Mentoring and support

Throughout the programme you will receive mentoring and support from a leading academic on the island. The academic is there to support you throughout your ‘Career Boost’ project whether it be access to research reports, weekly phone calls, monthly visits and quarterly meetings along with having mentoring from your company supervisor and InterTradeIreland consultant.

Through Career Boost, and in your project role, you will gain the confidence to think independently and in turn attain the entrepreneurial flair to identify and create new opportunities that will both help you to develop your career and the company you are working with.

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