Graduate Programme

The PUNCH Way

  • Professional & Personal Development

    Our aim is to develop you both professionally and personally through your experience with PUNCH.

  • Life-long Learning

    At PUNCH we believe that Life-long learning is a key part of the development of an engineering professional.

  • Development Programme

    We have created a Professional Development Programme committed to ensuring you have the mentoring, knowledge, and skill set to excel at every stage of your career.

  • CPD Accredited

    As members of the CPD Accreditation Scheme with Engineers Ireland our programme will ensure you achieve and exceed the Annual CPD requirements of Engineers Ireland.

  • First Stage of Development

    PUNCH Consulting Engineers Graduate programme is the first stage of our Professional Development Programme.

  • Investing in our People

    From the outset we invest in our people and it is our expectation that you will progress and develop your Engineering career with PUNCH well beyond the Graduate programme.

  • All Facets of Engineering

    We encourage and welcome inquiring minds that want to gain exposure across all facets of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.

  • Multidisciplinary Teams

    Rotations across our multidisciplinary teams is a cornerstone of our development programme.

  • Skills Diversity

    We believe skills diversity creates a more rounded engineering experience and enhances your overall development and career potential.

  • Dedicated Mentors

    All Graduates are assigned a dedicated mentor who will work with you to develop a personalised programme.

  • Individual Training

    Each graduate will gain a unique and individual training.

  • Knowledge Sharing

    Your mentor, a Chartered Engineer, will be ideally positioned to assist you in achieving chartered status at the earliest opportunity. Additionally, you will receive practical support and daily "on the job" mentoring from your amiable co-workers, who are keen to impart their knowledge and expertise, including regular engagement with directors.

FAQ

  • A minimum of a level 8 degree in Civil /Structural Engineering or equivalent
  • Evidence of drive and determination
  • Strong work ethic
  • Curious mindset with a desire to learn and develop both professionally and personally
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Excellent team player
  • Ambitious and goal orientated
  • Assertive and effective communicator
  • Prior experience (Internship / summer placement) within Engineering Industry desirable
  • Fluency in English essential

You will have flexibility to base yourself in any of our 4 Regional offices

  • Limerick Office: 97 Henry Street Limerick V94YC2H
  • Dublin Office: Carnegie House, Library Road , Dun Laoghaire A96C7W7
  • Cork Office: Elm Court , Boreenmanna Road , Cork T12HHW2
  • Galway Office: Carleycon House, Main Street, Oranmore , Co. Galway H91T026

PUNCH has over 120 staff across our 4 offices in Ireland and Glasgow in Scotland.

Our Professional Development Programme is a formal and structured programme focused on ensuring an effective and successful path to Chartership

Training will encapsulate Design, Site Experience, Commercial Awareness, Project Management, Communication, Health & Safety.

Training will consist of on-the-job learning, in-house lectures, recommended reading lists by discipline, workshops, employee-led webinars combined with external training courses through Engineers Ireland, the ACEI and others. We will sign you up for the Engineers Ireland Certificate in Professional Engineering on joining PUNCH. 

You will get the opportunity to work across a very diverse range of projects across Residential, Commercial, Healthcare, Education, Logistics, Offices, Retail, Leisure & Hospitality, Infrastructure & Conservation

You will be empowered to carry out site inspections and check designs , all in the company of more senior staff.

Regular mentoring meetings backed up by progress reports ensure that you remain on track to broaden and deepen your skills as an engineer.

PUNCH is committed to its Hybrid Working policy. We also recognise the need for junior staff to be present in the office to a greater degree than more senior staff, to facilitate their training and development and general intellectual knowledge of the company. This also requires senior staff to be present in the office to provide that essential in-person mentoring and training in both a direct and indirect manner.

Progression to Chartership is a major goal for all of our Graduate Engineers. Under our proven and dedicated professional development programme we will help you realize your goals.  On joining PUNCH, we make a commitment to you, not just as a Graduate Engineer, but throughout your career.  We invest in our people, both in human terms and financially, to ensure you achieve your goals, both as a person and professionally. Three of our current board of directors came through the PUNCH Graduate programme.

PUNCH is a leader in our field of Engineering Consultancy with vast experience in multidisciplinary services including Civil, Environmental, Structural, Roads & Bridges, Marine & Energy and Conservation.

  • We are proud of what we do.
  • We enjoy what we do.
  • We make a difference.
  • We are a team.
  • We share our knowledge.
  • We support and help each other both inside and outside of work.
  • We care and respect each other as individuals. 
  • We empower our staff to broaden their horizons and fulfil their ambitions
  • We Engineer Legacies

To Apply

Applications for PUNCH Consulting Engineers Graduate Programme 2024 are currently open. Vacancies available at our Limerick, Cork and Galway offices. Please submit your CV together with a covering letter to vacancies@punchconsulting.com quoting ref “P-Grad” or alternatively complete the form below and submit your application.

By submitting the form below, I hereby consent to the processing of this CV and the personal data contained within by any recipient of this document, solely for the purpose of considering my application for employment opportunities with PUNCH.

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