2023 HPRA Graduate Programme

Accomplish, achieve and learn in a supportive environment while contributing to the protection of public and animal health

Applications for the 2023 HPRA Graduate Programme opened on 1 September 2022.

Consisting of two separate streams, the HPRA Graduate Programme is structured to ensure graduates gain insight and exposure to different departments, encouraging the development and enhancement of multiple competencies.

In acknowledging the transition from academic life to a new authentic work environment can be challenging, the graduate programme employs a three-tier support network to support graduates in the shape of; managers, buddies and fellow graduates. 

The allocation of meaningful experience and challenging work is a key pillar supporting the programme. Graduates will be assigned meaningful projects over the course of the programme, with the development of both technical and soft skills central to the programme. 

Role profiles

Stream 1 - Medical Devices

Stream 2 - Medicines on our Market

How to apply

Applications for the 2023 Graduate Programme opened on 1 September 2022.

Applicants should submit an application form and CV via the HPRA Recruitment Portal. Please ensure you choose the correct stream.

If you are a new user, please see our video tutorial on how to create an account and apply for a vacancy via the HPRA Recruitment Portal. 

Applications closed on 31 October 2022.

For more information on the graduate programme, please see our FAQ page.

If you have any queries regarding the graduate programme please contact jobs@hpra.ie.

Experiences of the HPRA graduate programme

Michelle Maguire who joined the graduate programme in 2020, has written about her experience in the blog linked below.

Michelle Maguire, Medical Devices stream 

Working at the HPRA – further information

More information about working at the HPRA is available on our main Recruitment webpage, including a video of HPRA staff sharing their experiences of working in the HPRA, information about our commitment to learning and development and to work-life balance. Additionally, the HPRA has received awards reflecting its commitment to the graduate programme, staff health and wellbeing, and fostering a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace.