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Retail Graduate Programme


We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our brand new Retail Graduate Programme starting in September 2023.

The Role

Within the Retail Graduate Programme, you will get to do 2 rotations focusing on our two main areas:- Buying & Merchandising and Supply Chain & Logistics

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 230+ 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 trainee 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 12 months in two business areas over a two year period. The chosen business areas will depend upon business needs and performance at interview.

Please note, only those graduating from 2021, 2022 and 2023 will be accepted. This position requires eligibility to work in Ireland on a permanent basis.

Retail Graduate Programme Rotations:-

  • Retail Sales Analysis

Ancillary Revenue on board our flights is one of our biggest areas of revenue. You would get to analyse which products on board our flights are selling extremely well, and what is not. You will play an integral part of deciding what we should keep and what we should lose for future Summer and Winter magazines.

  • Supply Chain & Logisitics

Its a massive undertaking to get our 500 'shops in the sky' fully stocked and loaded each day. As part of this rotation you will be in direct communication with our 80+ bonds across the network ensuring our stock is where it needs to be, ready to be purchased by our guests.


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 35 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 be invited to take part in a face-to-face interview, 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.

When to apply


Good Luck with your application and let your career take off with Ryanair!


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