Belfast, London, New York, Tokyo, 10th March 2021
Datactics is delighted to welcome its two latest recruits, appointed as part of the Graduate to Export programme.
Run by Invest NI, the #GradToExport programme allows graduates to apply for an 18-month programme, part funded by Invest NI, to gain international export experience.
The programme sees graduates start working locally in Northern Ireland for 6 months, getting to know the business and gaining invaluable knowledge into the strategic direction of the business.
The final 12 months of the programme will be spent on placement in the company’s export market, identifying a specific market research project that is aligned to the company’s strategic marketing plan.
Alongside gaining international experience and introducing a local product to a new market, both of the new appointees will be completing a part-time, fully-funded postgraduate diploma in International Marketing, accredited by Ulster University and the Institute of Export.
Following an extensive recruitment process with very high-calibre interviewees, Datactics appointed Brendan McCarthy and Michael Lynch to the two roles earlier this month. Their work will focus on banking, insurance and wealth management, with Michael due to spend his time in market exploring opportunities in Japan and Brendan heading Stateside to help support our clients and grow the business in New York. It is hoped that market restrictions will ease so that the graduates will get to spend as much time in the market as possible.
This exciting programme affords rapid-growth companies like Datactics further support in international markets and explore opportunities such as in-market data management partnerships.
Stuart Harvey, CEO at Datactics stated:
We are pleased to work with the Graduate to Export programme. Datactics has shown strong international growth in the last three years and we hope that having Brendan and Michael in-market will accelerate that during 2022.
Steve Harper, Invest NI’s Executive Director of International Trade said:
We are pleased to be able to support the growth of local talent through the second year of our Graduate to Export Programme. Northern Ireland businesses will have the opportunity to utilise the expertise of a local graduate to do extensive research in advance of targeting new markets, with the ultimate aim of increasing their exports.
Graduates will bring a fresh perspective and be able to maximise the skills they have gained in the course of their degree. They will also benefit from the international business experience and academic mentoring from Ulster University and the Institute of Export and International Trade. It really is a win-win for both.
All at Datactics would like to wish the very best of luck to both Brendan and Michael, with this new, exciting adventure!