Grad Programme

Grow with us and expand your career horizons


Grad Programme

Grow with us and expand your career horizons

Our Graduate Programme offers ambitious individuals the opportunity to be part of the company’s future and gain invaluable experience. This programme allows you to apply your technical learning and further develop your skills and competencies within an exciting, forward-thinking company.

MKO support and encourage all grads through a tailored training and career path plan, which enables you to learn on the job and build a solid foundation of experience and knowledge for a long-term career within MKO. Our previous grads are now talented team leaders and industry experts.

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We Value our people

At MKO, we invest in the development of our people. Our success and growth rely entirely on our people’s knowledge, skills, ambition, and integrity, and we highly value these qualities.

We are forward-thinking and work with a can-do attitude, which nurtures people, ideas and opportunities to help maximise potential.

Be A Part of us

We are looking for passionate and driven individuals who want to be part of the MKO story and leave a legacy we are proud of.

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“Over the years, we have been inspired by enthusiastic and passionate grads who have joined MKO. We believe that investing in grads through upskilling, training and immersing them in the meaningful work we do is the best way to help grow the next generation of great MKO team members. We are so proud of what we do here in MKO, and we look forward to welcoming you to the team”

Brian Keville

Managing Director

Journey at MKO

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At MKO, you feel supported and part of a team, and there’s a focus placed on the skills you want to develop.

Jack Smith, Project Environmental Scientist and LVIA Specialist

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Since starting with MKO, I have had the opportunity to travel all over Ireland and partake in mammal surveys, bat surveys, habitat surveys, invasive species surveys, and aquatic surveys.

Ellen Tuck, Ecologist

Life as Graduate Ecologist

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No two days are the same as an Environmental Scientist. There are so many opportunities within MKO where you can expand your knowledge and specialise in different areas.

Niamh McHugh, Environmental Scientist

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Life as a Graduate Planner

Life as a Graduate

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Being surrounded by a large planning team and a range of multi-disciplinary teams opens you up to a multitude of knowledge and expertise. I have also enjoyed seeing new places all over Ireland when attending site visits. 

Aideen Gough, Graduate Planner

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Grow with us

The programme is open to final-year undergraduates, master’s students and those who have graduated in the last two years.

We are looking for grads with a strong interest in their area of study with a knowledge of environmental disciplines and the Irish landscape. At MKO, we don’t just talk about our values; they are our fundamental guiding principles. We are looking for grads who demonstrate behaviours aligned with our values: Quality, Flexibility, Teamwork, Confidence and Integrity. Our Grad Programme is perfect for you if you have a collaborative and flexible approach with the ambition to excel and grow within a team environment.

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Are you interested in growing your career at MKO?

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