At Liebherr Container Cranes we are looking for exceptional graduates who can become the next generation of innovators and leaders to maintain and build on our position as a world leader in container handling equipment. Have you got what it takes to be part of the Liebherr team?

Mentoring and peer learning form a critical part of the Graduate Recruitment Programme.

Mentoring and peer learning form a critical part of the Graduate Recruitment Programme.

The Graduate

Will hold a 2:1 or higher degree in engineering (mechanical, structural, electrical, mechatronics or automation) and is:

  • Flexible
  • Innovative
  • A critical and analytical thinker
  • A clear communicator
  • A team player
The Graduate Recruitment Programme offers a chance to work as part of a team designing cutting edge technology in use around the world.

The Graduate Recruitment Programme offers a chance to work as part of a team designing cutting edge technology in use around the world.

The Programme

Liebherr offer an extensive two year graduate programme featuring:

  • Extensive Induction programme
  • On the job learning
  • Mentoring & peer learning
  • Rotation
  • Travel opportunities
  • Project work


If you think you have what it takes to become part of the Liebherr success story, in beautiful Killarney, apply by email to:

Applications should include an up-to date CV including details of your final year project and a cover letter explaining why you have chosen engineering as a career path.

Selection will be by an initial assessment centre followed by interviews.

Daniel McEnery (Electrical Engineer)

Daniel McEnery (Electrical Engineer)

What courses did you study at third level?

Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing and Mechatronics Engineering (level 7) at the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT). Bachelor of Science (level 8) in Manufacturing Engineering (ITT). I am currently doing a masters of Engineering by research at the Institute of Technology Tralee.

When did you join Liebherr?

I joined Liebherr in June 2017 as a graduate student.

What attracted you to apply to the Liebherr Graduate Programme?

I applied to Liebherr due to the attraction of the engineering challenges involved in developing fully automatic cranes. The opportunity to be an automation engineer on this project was very exciting. There is no other company in Ireland with the opportunities to get so much hands-on experience of a fully automated system of this scale.

How have you progressed in your role since you joined Liebherr?

Every day I can see the real examples of how my work is implemented across the world. The projects I am part of, are driving the company’s future goals. I have been given great responsibilities and freedom to help achieve these goals. Liebherr are currently progressing my education by supporting me with my Masters of Engineering.

Describe a typical day for you?

I work on development of new projects in the automation aspect of the cranes. I also offer customer support to container terminals across the world. Every day is different and full of challenges from designing new automation systems, to remotely connecting and deploying software to cranes, to providing support to customers and Liebherr engineers in the field.

How would you describe Liebherr as an organisation?

Liebherr is a brilliant place to work and is very well respected both locally and internationally. Liebherr is becoming the leading specialist for automated solutions in the container terminals industry. The training program and hands on experience plus positive attitude can’t be matched anywhere else.

What is your favourite part of your job?

The atmosphere and working environment is very good within the company. My opinions are listened to and respected. In my development role, I am able to experiment and take calculated risks to find the best technical solutions for our automation goals and systems. The team within Liebherr are very strong and always easy to approach with questions or requests for help.

What motivates you?

My main motivation for working at Liebherr is the company’s success. A successful company means that we are doing our jobs right. This gives me a sense of pride in my work and motivates me further to develop new, more innovative designs. If the company is successful, then all employees are able to benefit from that success.

What is the minimum requirement to be shortlisted for the graduate programme?

There is a minimum requirement of a 2:1 Degree (Level 7 or 8 NFQ). If you hold a 2:2 in an Honours Degree and a 2:1 in a Postgraduate qualification (Level 9 NFQ) then your application will also be accepted.

How recently should I have graduated?

Our roles are aimed at new graduates who are looking for their first job. However, if you have more experience and would like a career at Liebherr Container Cranes, take a look at our open roles.

Do I need to have a specific degree to apply?

We are looking for graduates in Engineering, Business or Finance disciplines.

I need a work permit. Are you able to organise that for me?

It is a requirement that you are eligible to work in the Republic of Ireland. If you do not hold an appropriate work permit, regretfully we cannot take your application further.

When will I find out if I have been successful?

We will contact you as soon as possible after each stage of the recruitment process. The majority of our correspondence is through email, so please check your email regularly. Depending on your email security, our email may end up in your spam folder, please check this out if you haven’t heard from us.

What is the duration of the graduate programme?

Our graduate programme runs for 2 years.

Where can I get more information?

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Graduate programme contact details

Recruitment Department

+353 646670201 or +353 646670200
[email protected]

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