UCC Academy Graduate Development Programme 2021


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Join UCC's In-House Consultancy

UCC Academy is the in-house consultancy of University College Cork. We are a diverse collective of project and programme managers, internationalisation specialists and subject matter experts.  We work collaboratively with colleagues throughout UCC to define, develop, drive and deliver key projects that further the university’s strategic goals. We also engage with strategic external partners nationally and internationally. 

UCC Academy draws on talent from around the world; our people are passionate, dedicated and motivated. Working with us means developing a purpose-led career in a diverse, creative and international organisation which values collaboration and a positive employee experience.  

As a relatively new company founded by University College Cork, UCC Academy is where a vibrant start up culture fuses with the time-honoured traditions of academic achievement. 

Due to significant business growth we are looking for Graduate Analysts to join us this summer as part of a 2-year Graduate Development Programme. 

As a Graduate Analyst with UCC Academy you will complete the prestigious IMI Graduate Development Programme, joining fellow graduates from other organisations to fast-track your leadership and commercial skills. As part of the programme you will also have access to an executive coach to support you in your professional and personal development.  

A very competitive remuneration package is on offer, including 25 days’ holidays plus a number of company days per year, access to discounted gym membership and the option to join to the company defined contribution pension scheme after 6 months’ service.

UCC Academy Graduates will specialise in one of the following streams

1. People and Culture

Our People and Culture Team are responsible for finding, developing, motivating and retaining our most important asset: our people. As a People and Culture Graduate you will have a key business support role responsible for providing administrative and project support across the full spectrum of HR activities for UCC Academy.

2. Project and Change Management

Our Project Centre is a centre of excellence for project and change management in UCC. As a Project and Change Management Graduate you will work as part of small teams to provide professional project and change management consulting services to our clients on a wide variety of strategic projects.  

3. Creative Services

Our Creative Services Team are a group of creators with experts specialising in traditional and digital marketing, content production and strategy design. As a Creative Services Graduate you will work on a variety of client projects including video production, podcasting, social media, graphic design and event management.  

4. Data Architecture 

Working on internal projects for the UCC Academy Management Team, or on client facing projects with our Project Centre, as a Data Architecture Graduate you will leverage your technical expertise to support management information and drive business performance. A relevant Masters Degree is required for this specialism.  

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Why Choose UCC Academy?

I have gained a phenomenal insight into how a large organisation such UCC operates, from the unique perspective of working with a small teams in a rapidly growing company

Aoife Tierney, Graduate Project Analyst, UCC Project Centre

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We are looking for a:


• 2020 graduate or due to graduate in Summer 2021 with an honours degree;
• Curious and creative thinker with a ‘can-do’ attitude;
• Proactive self-starter with the drive to learn and improve through on-the-job experiences;
• Team player with the ability to deliver work independently, while under supervision;
• Strong communicator with excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.


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UCC Academy's Graduate Programme has given me the opportunity to work on client projects that matter, and in this way I can see how my contributions make an impact, which helps with job satisfaction.

Ian Dooley, Graduate Project Analyst, UCC Project Centre

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