2022 HPRA Graduate Programme

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


Please note that the application process is now closed for the 2022 HPRA Graduate Programme.

Consisting of three 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.
3E Framework
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. 

CoverTo see the 2022 HPRA Graduate Programme information leaflet, please click here.

Role profiles

Stream 1 - Medical Devices

Stream 2 - Medicines on our Market

Stream 3 - Regulation of Veterinary Medicines

How to apply

Applications for the 2022 Graduate Programme will open on 1 September 2021.

A HPRA Application Form and CV should be submitted via the HPRA Recruitment Portal. Please ensure you choose the correct stream.

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

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2021.

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 and Jenny Tobin, who both joined the graduate programme in 2020, have written about their experiences in the blogs linked below.

Jenny Tobin, Medicines on the Market stream

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.