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:

before the 31th October 2019.

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.

Sean Óg Walsh (Electrical Design Engineer)

Sean Óg Walsh (Electrical Design Engineer)

What courses did you study at third level?

Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing and Mechatronics Engineering at the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT)

When did you join Liebherr?

I joined Liebherr on a student contract during the summer of second year of my college course. I then moved into the Liebherr Graduate Programme.

What attracted you to apply to the Liebherr Graduate Programme?

I was attracted to the Liebherr Graduate Programme because I was interested in automation and read about Liebherr’s plans to fully automate their cranes. 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 expanding to cover more and more aspects of the company’s future goals and I have been given more responsibilities and freedom to achieve these goals i.e. remote SCADA development and automation software updates. The training programme has really helped me progress in the areas that I’m interested in.

Describe a typical day for you?

I work on both development of new projects and offer customer support to container terminals across the world. Every day is different and full of challenges. I remotely connect to container terminals from New-York to Russia, giving support and training for Liebherr SCADA systems and adjusting PLC code based on customer requirements. I contact suppliers, test new systems, design new system layouts and travel to sites abroad.

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?

I love the high-energy working environment and the variety in each day. 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.

What motivates you?

My main motivation is a sense of pride not just in my work, but also in the company’s success and the buzz I get off the high-energy working environment. I don’t have to wait for months to see the results of my work. Every day I see the results and get feedback from our customers.

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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