Head Office

Our 2020 Graduate Programmes are now open for applications!

Closing date for applications is January 31st 2020

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Based at our International HQ in Swords, Co. Dublin, you will be given the opportunity to work within key functions across our business, including; Commercial, Sales and Marketing, Finance, Legal, Inflight (Retail), Ground Ops, Flight Ops and IT.

During our 12 and 24 month Head Office Graduate Programmes, you will gain valuable experience completing 6 month rotations across the 4 key areas of your chosen department.

At Ryanair you will be part of a team that makes key decisions on a daily basis, we don’t like to hang around and the reason we have achieved what we have in a short space of time, and why we are still growing is because we are not afraid to make bold business decisions. Joining Ryanair you will be given responsibility from day one, and we won’t hold you back, we encourage employees to share their new ideas on how we can improve the business.

The Ryanair brand remains No.1 across Europe, as we dominate the aviation industry.

As a graduate, your experience will be broad but significant, allowing you to further develop your career within an area that interests you. The chosen business areas will depend upon your interests, business needs and performance at interview.

Sales and Marketing

Although we operate out of 40+ countries, all of our marketing and advertising activities and campaigns are all run out of our Dublin HQ. This is a diverse and multicultural department with marketing executives from all across Europe. Here we also look after all communications such as Brand, PR, and Social Media. Our Digital Experience team look after all online and email campaigns and contribute to the design, look and feel of the website.
– Sales and Marketing
– Public Relations & Brand Communications Insights
– Digital Experience


From purchasing our new Boeing 737s to the fuel that runs them, the finance department is right in the centre of spending our €1.1billion profits each year.
– Insurance, Fraud, Tax, Chargeback, Ancillary Revenue and Management Accounting
– Fuel purchase
– Aircraft acquisition and leasing
– Audit and Treasury


From setting fares, airport deal negotiations to analysis of when our passengers want to travel and all the added extras on the website, the commercial gang are responsible for maintaining Ryanairs status as one of the most financially profitable airlines in the world.
– Yield Analysis (Fare Setting)
– Route Development
– Schedule analysis, route performance, pricing trends


If you have an eye for detail and a creative flair, then our Inflight programme could provide the perfect mix. From planning crew incentives, gifts and parties to analysing the rosters and training required for over 15,000 crew, this is one the busiest departments in HQ. We do all of this whilst also ensuring the highest standard of customer service for our over 140million customers.
– Retail sales analysis
– Inflight training
– Crew planning


Our esteemed Legal team continue to fight the good fight in keeping the Ryanair name untarnished. Here you will be right in the thick of some of our highest profile cases across European courts.
– Commercial law
– Defamation
– EU law
– Litigation