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Getting to know Stryker: Student and graduate programs in Ireland

Updated: Apr 29

Ireland programs:  

An internship at Stryker offers you a unique foundation on which to build your career, your abilities and your dreams. Discover programs across multiple functions in Cork, Limerick and Carrigtwohill. 


Co-ops at a glance: 

Our co-op program is perfect for students from all disciplines. We offer placement opportunities in R&D, Advanced Operations, Manufacturing, Finance, IT and Supply Chain. Applications and interviews take place in September annually and our programs run anywhere from 6-12 months in our Cork and Limerick offices.  

Things to know:
  • Requirement: Must be part of structured college co-op program 

Internship Programs at a glance: 

Already graduated? Not a problem! Not only to do have full-time roles available, but we also run a number of internship programs for recent graduates within Human Resources and Finance– these are 6-month placements where you will have the opportunity to work and learn from experienced colleagues in our Cork office. 

Things to know:
  • Requirement: Degree qualified in relevant course 

GQO Finance and Accounting Graduate Program at a glance: 

This program is designed specifically for highly talented individuals who are looking for accelerated career progression. We run a 36-month rotational development program designed to expedite the career paths of graduates through structured training. Graduates have fantastic opportunities to build their network, travel and experience key learnings. 

Things to know:
  • Focus area: Manufacturing Finance, R&D Finance, Procurement Finance & Financial Accounting & Tax 

  • Duration: 3 years 

  • Location: Cork and Carrigtwohill Ireland  

  • Additional requirements: Candidates must have attained or be on course to attain a 2.1 result in a Level 8 or above Finance/Business/Accounting discipline-based Degree 

Advanced Operations, Global Engineering Development Program and Research and Development Graduate Programs at a glance:  

These 2 year programs are designed specifically for highly talented individuals who are looking to build their network, travel and experience key learnings. AOGEDP provides participants the opportunity to be part of a global team, with exposure to cutting edge technology from Additive manufacturing and Robotics while the research and development program is a 24-month rotational development program designed to expedite the career paths of graduates through structured trainings.  

Things to know: 
  • Focus areas:  

    • AOGEDP: Advanced Operations, Quality, Operations, & Specific Assignment 

    • Research and Development: Design, Advanced Operations, Research and Technology Development, Advanced Quality Engineering and Engineering Services 

  • Duration: 2 years 

  • Location: Cork  

  • Additional requirements: Candidates must have attained a 2.1 result in a Level 8 or above Mechanical/Biomedical/Electrical/ Software discipline-based Degree 

Global Graduate IT Program at a glance: 

The Global IT Graduate Program is designed specifically for highly talented individuals who are looking for an accelerated career progression in information technology. The program rotates on an 8-month rotating assignment basis in order to learn and develop the basic knowledge and skills in the various engineering areas of expertise. 

 Things to know: 
  • Focus area: Information technology 

  • Duration: 23 months (8 month rotations) 

  • Location: Cork or Limerick 

  • Program requirements: 

    • At minimum a degree with second class honors in Computer Science/BIS/Analytics or similar 

    • Eligibility to work in Ireland & US 

    • Ability to travel internationally 

    • Fluent in English 

Frequently asked questions:

If I submit one application, is it overarching towards all applications? 

You must apply for each role that you are interested in pursuing. 

I have applied and haven’t heard back; when should I expect to hear? 

I don’t have any previous internship experience would you consider me for an internship? 

I filled out all my information at a careers fair already, does this mean I have applied for a role or do I still need to apply on the Stryker Careers site? 

When should I start to apply for positions that start after I graduate? 

Can I still be hired if Stryker doesn’t come to my school's career fair? 

Can interns participate in philanthropic/team building activities during the summer? 

Will I be working/collaborating with fellow interns on projects or will I be assigned more individual projects? 

Ready to start your career with Stryker?

View open roles today.  



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