The NICS Graduate Management Programme

The NICS Graduate Management Programme is a four year accelerated development programme.

We’re offering capable and ambitious graduates the chance to realise their potential while taking on real responsibility and tackling some of the key issues facing Northern Ireland today.


The programme is designed to help you gain:

Experience of a range of areas across the NICS, through a system of diverse and challenging placements.

Capability by undertaking a mix of organised and self-directed learning, you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills you’ll need to succeed.

Exposure to a range of senior staff, allowing you to build a strong network and to learn from others.

Hear from our staff

Since joining the NICS as graduates, Katie Taylor and Stephen Kelly have worked in a variety of roles which directly impact the lives of our citizens.

Katie has worked predominantly within the justice sector, while Stephen has had roles in agri-food, finance and in international trade.

Watch their videos to learn more as they share information about their experiences and what a career in the NICS can offer.

What will we offer you?

Competitive starting salary of £32,328 with pay progression, attractive pension package and generous annual leave entitlement

Diverse and challenging placements with the opportunity to make a difference

Hybrid and flexible working options and an inclusive culture

What we're looking for

We’re not looking for a particular ‘type’. Instead we are looking for motivated people with leadership potential from all backgrounds and walks of life.

You’ll need a 2:2 degree in any discipline to be able to apply (achieved by 31st July 2022).