Graduates & Trainees

Launch your career

Why learn with DG?

If you are a recent graduate, taking your first steps into engineering and construction, you will want to find an employer who can support and guide you through your progress. Designer Group offer unrivalled opportunities to develop your skills and gain the experience you need to launch your career.

There is never a dull day in this industry and with new technologies arising, it can rapidly change. To make sure we remain leaders in our industry, we heavily invest in our workforce so we can continue to deliver projects for our clients safely, efficiently and to the highest quality standards.

We have dedicated local HR teams who will also oversee your wellbeing and ensure you are given everything needed to meet your milestones during the programme.

If you are ready for an exciting career, we are ready to show you how.


Why learn with DG?

Our graduate and trainee programmes have been created to attract high calibre and ambitious people. We offer programmes in quantity surveying, mechanical, and electrical engineering which are supported by the entire business – we all invest in your future.

The programmes combine hands-on experience with technical knowledge and all graduates and trainees are assigned a mentor, who will guide your journey and help you to fulfil your potential. Trainees are also given one day a week study day, where they can work towards their required qualification.

Over 2 years, you will gain an all-round skill set, working on our world class projects, and obtaining insight within the core teams, and the full construction lifecycle.

All graduates receive continuous professional development and regular feedback to ensure you gain the maximum benefit from the scheme and learn everything you need to work for an international M&E contractor.

The programme consists of two streams: Engineering and Quantity Surveying. Participants undergo modular content rotating over the two years.

Engineering Scheme

Ireland Engineering Scheme Infographic

Quantity Surveying

Ireland Quantity Durveying Infographic

Scheme benefits – from commencement

Full-time employment

Professional mentoring

International opportunities

Pathway to Chartership

CPD training – accredited by Engineers Ireland

Life cover

Social committee – programme of events

Travel and subsistence allowances

Scheme benefits – after probation

Health plan

Designer group third level grant

Pension plan

Bike to work scheme


Designer Group works with a range of colleges to offer students in-company internships designed around their course content and schedule.

Completed internships include Quantity Surveying, Engineering & BIM, and HR & Business. We are also proud to have successfully progressed interns into full-time, permanent employment across our business.

Interns become embedded in our Company culture whilst they explore a career path and develop and refine skills within the industry. It is a key talent pipeline for Designer Group in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Whether you are the type of person who simply wants to reach and maintain your maximum performance, or you are ambitious and want to climb the career ladder, there are lots of different opportunities available, for your level and your pace.

Contact our HR teams to find out more

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