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Commercial Graduate Programme


We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Commerical Graduate Programme starting in September 2021.

The Role

Within the Commercial Graduate Programme, you will get to do 4 rotations within the following areas:- Commercial Finance, Scheduling, Revenue Management (Yield) and Route Development. Please see below for a more detailed outline

The Ryanair Deal

Joining the largest passenger airline in Europe as a graduate will offer you the opportunity to learn from some of the most commercially astute, financially minded and creative minds in the airline industry and you will forge relationships for life. By working hard, showing entrepreneurial spirit and making some important business decisions along the way, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and the opportunity to develop a career for one of the most well-known brands across Europe and of course you will get the flight benefits associated with an airline. Friday morning you could be in the office and by Friday evening you could be at any one of our 200+ destinations enjoying the weekend.

The Programme

At Ryanair you will be part of a team that makes key decisions on a daily basis, we don’t like to hang around and the reason we have achieved what we have in a short space of time, and why we are still growing is because we are not afraid to make bold business decisions. Joining Ryanair you will be given responsibility from day one, and we won’t hold you back, we encourage employees to share their new ideas on how we can improve the business. As a graduate your experience will be broad but significant, allowing you to further develop your career within an area that interests you. Your role could see you tackle a wide range of business challenges and you will spend six months in four business areas over a two year period. The chosen business areas will depend upon your interests, business needs and performance at interview.

Commercial Graduate Programme Rotations:

Commercial Finance:

  • Route Profitability reports
  • Monthly market / competitor analysis
  • Evaluate and propose new route opportunities
  • Assist with research and planning projects
  • Liaise with internal Finance department in Ryanair


  • Optimum scheduling of Ryanair fleet
  • Management of slot portfolios at coordinated airports
  • Analyse schedule efficiency


  • Achieve target load factors across a portfolio of routes
  • Achieve and surpass revenue targets
  • Conduct detailed market reviews, identifying potential threats and opportunities
  • Propose proactive pricing and yield management strategies
  • Liaise with internal Marketing department in Ryanair

Route Development

  • Manage and develop existing commercial relationships with airports
  • Identify and champion new low cost markets and routes
  • Liaise with internal Operations department in Ryanair


What you will gain

Our Graduate Programme is underpinned by the Ryanair philosophy that will allow you to gain a high level of experience at a fast pace. You will learn from the best people within aviation, gain an invaluable insight into Europe’s leading airline, picking up life skills along the way.

What you need to get in

You will need to be on track to achieve a minimum of 2.1 and have excelled in your degree course. We want inspirational graduates who have a story to tell and who have strong outside interests. Cultural fit at Ryanair is just as important as academics.

Application process - Everyone we hire at Ryanair needs to show the skills and behaviours that have helped us to achieve our growth over the last 31 years and we expect candidates to demonstrate a hardworking and entrepreneurial spirit during the interview process.

Application form - Please make sure that you pay attention to the application and ensure that all information supplied is accurate. In the cover letter please state why you want to join the Ryanair Graduate Programme and let us know about which area (s) you are interested in working in.

Interview Process – Candidates who have passed the initial screening process will take part in a remote interview or face-to-face interview (covid permitting), where you will be introduced to management and take part in a 1st round interview. At this stage we are looking for you to clearly demonstrate the skills that we are looking for and convince us why Ryanair is the right career choice for you.



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