Datactics graduates head to NYC and Tokyo

  • Belfast tech firm, Datactics has welcomed two new graduates, Brendan McCarthy and Michael Lynch, as part of Invest NI's #GradToExport programme. 

    The 18-month scheme allows new graduates to gain international work experience as well as a postgraduate diploma, and is partially funded by the economic growth agency, Invest Northern Ireland.

    Successful participants start working locally with a company in Northern Ireland for six months, getting to know the business, then spend their final 12 months on placement in the organisation's export market, taking on a specific research project aligned to the firm's strategic marketing plan. 

    Alongside this paid work experience, both of the appointees will be completing a part-time, fully-funded postgraduate diploma in International Marketing, accredited by Ulster University and the Institute of Export. 

    Datactics' two new recruits 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 clients and grow the business in New York. 

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    Datactics said it hoped that market restrictions will ease so that the graduates will get to spend as much time in the market as possible.

    Stuart Harvey, CEO at the data firm said that the company "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 added: "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."  

    For other news about the growth of Datactics please read this page. Alternatively, you can contact the firm by clicking here.

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