In Brief

Who is it for: Who is it for:
Duration: Duration:
14 Months
Next start date: Next start date:
September 2023
Fee per organisation: Fee per organisation:
On application
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Programme Start Dates

Dublin 1: 26th September 2023

Cork: 26th September 2023

Dublin 2: 3rd October 2023

This programme is for you if…

You want to attract,
retain and develop the best young talent in the marketplace.

Why choose this programme?

The IMI Graduate programme gives your graduates and developing talent the commercial acumen, leadership and thinking skills needed in the workplace – problem solving, critical thinking, communications, and working in teams.

By investing in their future, you will accelerate the pathway to management for those high-potential graduates in your organisation, aligning their career ambitions with your business goals.

Participants can look forward to:

Accelerated development

The graduate programme will accelerate the professional development of participating graduates, allowing them to make a real difference in your organisation.

Coaching sessions

Each participant will be supported throughout the programme with one-to-one coaching sessions, allowing them to apply the learning to their own roles.

Peer learning

IMI will host mentoring sessions for peer learning groups to allow participants to apply newly attained knowledge to their own context.

Strategic presentation

At the end of the graduate programme, participants present a strategic project to their senior management team that adds value to the organisation.

Client success story: Musgrave

We sat down with the Siobhain Scanlon, Early Careers Manager at Musgrave, about the long-running partnership with IMI that has produced award-winning results.

IMI and Musgrave work together on a Customised Graduate programme exclusively for their high-potential talent.

Key programme takeaways

Professional Skills

From graduate to professional is a big step.

Support your talent by giving them the skills, tools and mindset needed to succeed in the world of work and bring value to your organisation.

Quality standard

Create a consistently high standard for graduates to follow.

Raising the level of performance of your graduates will support other business functions, ultimately resulting in a pipeline of future talent at all levels.


Innovative thinking, with confidence.

By challenging your graduates and building their resilience, they’ll be more prepared to take measured risks and stretch their abilities for your organisation.

Programmes themes

Self-awareness and leadership skills

Understand their personal style and learn to develop problem solving skills and greater professional resilience.

Professional skills

Deepen understanding of project and change management, fundamental commercial skills and how best to present yourself at work.

Hands-on experience

Integrate business and leadership foundations through a real-world project and general management simulations.

Active learning

Design and present a strategic project that adds value to the organisation and actively reflect on learnings applied in the workplace.

Personal development

Work with a coach to create and apply individual development plans.

What our clients say

Mary Donohoe
The IMI Graduate Development Programme equips graduates with applicable skills as they commence their careers and our Learning & Development team collaborate closely with the programme team in IMI to ensure we are aligned in our focus on performance and values.
Mary Donohoe
Director of Learning and Development at CarTrawler
Gemma O’Regan
The IMI Graduate Development Programme allowed me to gain and develop essential skills, such as goal setting, negotiation, and critical thinking. These are not typically the focus of an undergraduate qualification, yet are vital in the workplace. As a result of the IMI, I can now take ownership of roles to which I am assigned and can confidently take on any tasks and projects.
Gemma O’Regan
Business Analyst & Graduate, Fexco Corporate Payments

Client success story: Kerry

Emer Bradley, Talent Manager, Kerry, describes how their IMI custom graduate programme has impacted their organisation.

A partner of IMI for 20 years, Kerry's CEO is a former graduate themselves.