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Army Engineer Graduate Programme (Cadet)



The Army Engineer Graduate Programme is an elite leadership programme for engineers.

It will transform your potential to  Lead our Team;  Make An Impact; and to Be The Difference.

Óglaigh na hÉireann is an organisation like no other in the state and we need the most talented people so that we may best serve the nation in an ever-evolving world.

We offer a unique opportunity to motivated, curious, and hardworking engineers who have a will to succeed.  We’re not after superheroes, but if you have a sense of adventure, the confidence to collaborate, and an instinct to give more than you take you’ll fit right in.

You’ll start your journey in The Cadet School, the best leadership school in the country.

It will be challenging but we know that with resolve and the support of your classmates you will achieve your goals. If successful, you’ll be promoted, and we’ll continue to invest in you with further training earning a Level 9 Masters before sending you to get practical leadership experience in your unit.  The culmination of both of our efforts will see you leading engineer troops overseas, devising solutions in the most demanding of circumstances and ultimately changing lives for the better.

That said, it’s not all work.  You’ll have life changing experiences and you’ll make life-long friendships on the way.

In return for your commitment and determination we will support you and develop your talents to bring out your best as a person and as an engineer. This programme is the beginning of a journey that will take you to the highest levels wherever you decided to go.


What Next

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You can also check out our podcast on the Army Engineer Graduate Programme (also on APPLE, SPOTIFY, ACAST)

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