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The gradireland podcast – the Lidl graduate programme

In the fifth episode of the gradireland podcast, we spoke to Evanna McGrath, Lidl’s Graduate Programme Manager, about what graduates can gain from the Lidl graduate programme. Speaking to us at the gradireland Summer Fair this year, she discussed what graduates will learn during the 18-month programme. According to Evanna, the programme is “quite fast paced and you get to see all the different areas … Continue reading The gradireland podcast – the Lidl graduate programme

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The gradireland podcast – graduate careers in PR

In the fourth episode of The gradireland podcast, we spoke to the Chief Executive of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland, Dr. Martina Byrne, about PR in the digital media landscape and how to kickstart your career in PR. Martina discussed how digital media has become another “tool” for PR professionals to utilise in the right circumstances. “It’s absolutely ideal for certain circumstances and reaching … Continue reading The gradireland podcast – graduate careers in PR

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The gradireland podcast – interview and employability skills

In the third episode of the gradireland podcast, we spoke to Sinéad English, the founder of Hilt, and Tara Walsh, Learning and Development Manager at David Meade, about how to improve your interview and employability skills. Sinéad, who is a careers consultant, spoke to students and graduates at the gradireland Summer Fair this year about how to ace an interview. Speaking after the seminar, Sinéad … Continue reading The gradireland podcast – interview and employability skills

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The gradireland podcast- how to have a CV building summer

In the second episode of the gradireland podcast, we spoke to Angela Collins, Head of careers in Waterford IT, and Emma Burns from Camp America about how to have a CV building summer. Angela spoke about the transferable skills that students and graduates can develop by working in a summer job, volunteering or going abroad. Angela advises students not to worry about whether their summer … Continue reading The gradireland podcast- how to have a CV building summer

The gradireland podcast – professional styling with Laura Jordan

In the very first gradireland podcast, we spoke to Laura Jordan, owner of Ireland’s only style consultancy firm, Style Savvy. Laura spoke to students and graduates at the gradireland Summer Fair this year about the importance of workplace style and personal branding. The change in how we work and how we are employed over the last 15 years makes image even more important, according to … Continue reading The gradireland podcast – professional styling with Laura Jordan