Openet: Ireland’s largest privately owned software company

Graduate Options profile: Graduates are more than a resource, but are disrupters and key to future success

This profile appeared in our special Graduate Options supplement on Tuesday, Sept 26th, 2017

Openet’s solutions process more than 20 billion events and transactions every day, across more than 330 million subscribers for more than 75 service providers worldwide.

The telecommunications software solutions company delivers high performance software for these businesses to grow and evolve. It employs 1,000 people worldwide, with 300 at its Dublin-based headquarters.

Openets’s technology graduate programme #beyourfuture gives talented graduates across a range of disciplines the opportunity to work for Ireland’s largest privately-owned software company.


Openet graduates participate in an intensive 15-week on-boarding programme, thus providing them with a rotational overview of all parts of the organisation.

During this programme graduates are exposed to all parts of the business, participate in both technical and vital skills training and meet members of the senior management team.

HR director at Openet Jeni Brown says this approach is key for underpinning the collaborative value of the company.

“Graduates are not a resource pool but a vital part of the future success of Openet. We look for candidates, who not only have the relevant skillset, but will also be disrupters of our culture and be truly impactful to our business.”

“Openet is an organisation that actively enables graduates to grow their career, achieve their dreams and be a part of a global business whose people are answering the demand for more mobile connectivity, more network capacity and more data in more innovative ways, every day,” says Brown.

“It reflects the fact that for Openet, graduates are more than a resource, but are disrupters and key to our future success,” she says.

“Our 2017 recent graduate intake started in September and have just begun their rotations, after a two-week orientation and team building. After completing the on-boarding programme graduates will be placed in their job placements across the organisation – Engineering, IT, Professional Services or Customer Support, depending on their abilities and skillset. We work hard to map graduates to roles that allow them to be their best and ensure they make an impact to the business. Graduates quickly get to be involved in demanding customer challenges, solving complex technology solutions and are known to be on customer sites within six months of starting their placement,” says Brown.

As a global organization graduates also have the opportunity to travel and work in the different parts of the organisation.

In the past five years, more than 30 graduates have taken part in Openet’s graduate programme, with 100 per cent of all graduates securing full-time permanent employment within Openet’s global organisation.

Openet views graduates as essential to delivering our vision and ensuring our success and have a robust social media campaign to reach out directly to students on life in Openet.

For more information on the 2018 graduate programme, see