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Meet the graduates

Following our recent €2 million funding round, CitySwift is speeding up product development and doubling down on customer success. We're also recruiting new team members to support our growing client base.

In all, CitySwift is hiring 25 new positions across commercial and technical roles, including business development, customer success, product, data science and engineering. We only hire the top 1% of candidates. Our most recently recruited graduates have been with us for over a month now and it’s time to hear from them. 

If you're interested in joining the CitySwift team, check out our currently open roles.

Cian McHugh: Business/Finance Graduate

"I've always had a general interest in business and transportation. So once I discovered CitySwift, I knew it was where I wanted to be!"

"As a Business/Finance Graduate, no two days are the same and my day-to day-activities vary on a daily basis. One day I could be working on government contracts, while the next I could be working on board reporting. CitySwift provides great exposure that one will not generally receive when working in a large multinational corporation. I was unsure about how onboarding would work during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the onboarding process at CitySwift was professionally constructed and provides new recruits with great insights into all aspects of the business. The process introduced me to everyone at CitySwift, which was really helpful when new to the company and working remotely. The team are all extremely welcoming and supportive. Working remotely can be challenging, but the team are always there to assist with any issues. I look forward to meeting them all in person!"

"The team are all extremely welcoming and supportive."

Sophie O’Reilly: Customer Success Graduate

"From the moment I hung up the phone from my first interview with Alan, James and Marianne, I knew that I really wanted to be a part of the team at CitySwift! After researching the company through the website and LinkedIn, I really got the sense that it was a fast-growing, hugely dynamic business. Luckily, I was offered the role of Customer Success Graduate. The role is hugely varied and includes developing relationships and being in constant contact with clients, liaising with the entire CitySwift team, having a deep understanding of the company, products and industry and essentially, ensuring that our clients are as happy as they can be with our products."

"Although I have only been working at CitySwift for four weeks, I already feel part of the team and from the get-go, I felt really included. During the onboarding process, I met all of the team and got an understanding of everyone's role within the business. I have already been given many opportunities to take responsibility and to work on projects which can really add value to the company. I have set certain goals and objectives to achieve in order to continue learning and improving – it's really nice to see that there is potential for growth and to develop within the company." 

"I have already been given many opportunities to take responsibility and to work on projects which can really add value to the company."

Shannon McGovern: Digital Marketing Graduate

"One month at CitySwift already and time is flying! I first came across the company online. CitySwift is transforming the bus industry and I knew they were a company I wanted to be a part of – a fast growing, successful business. Recieving that phone call and getting offered the job was an amazing day. To top it off, CitySwift is located in the heart of Galway City and I am really looking forward to relocating to such a great place."

"Starting a job remotely is always going to be more difficult than meeting people in the office. But from the day I started, I have felt welcomed by each of the employees and co-founders Brian and Alan. The onboarding process was unbelievable. Within two days I got to meet everyone from the different departments, where they prepared different presentations which allowed me to quickly expand my knowledge in different areas. As a Digital Marketing Graduate at CitySwift, everyday is different and that's what I love. Each day brings new challenges and opportunities where I learn something new, from running ads to managing social platforms and getting involved in different PR activities and projects. I love my role at CitySwift and look forward to the year ahead helping the company grow and expand."

"CitySwift is transforming the bus industry and I knew they were a company I wanted to be a part of."

Rory O’ Connor: Graduate Data Analyst

"I had just finished my MSc in Data Analytics when I came across the position at CitySwift. I was immediately drawn to the company and the role as there was a clear emphasis on the opportunity to learn and develop my skills in an exciting and collaborative environment. I have only been working at CitySwift for a month but already have learned so much. Everyone is always willing to share their knowledge and offer guidance and assistance – and everybody is friendly and approachable. Even though I had no prior experience in the bus industry, Alan and Brian’s passion and domain knowledge have made it easy to integrate and already start contributing value to the company."

"The onboarding process was clear and well thought out. Within a day I had already gotten to meet everyone and had a clear understanding of the company, even though I started remotely. Marianne in HR and the rest of the team made sure I settled in effortlessly and was up and running in no time. Being a Galway local, I’m also delighted to be working for a company whose office is situated in the heart of Galway City. Galway is a vibrant, young city and also rich in culture. From the Arts Festival and Galway Races to the great restaurants and sporting events, there’s always something to get up to in Galway!"

"There was a clear emphasis on the opportunity to learn and develop my skills in an exciting and collaborative environment."

Daniel Maguire: Graduate Data Scientist

"Since joining CitySwift four weeks ago, I've been involved in projects across the company, and have been exposed to a variety of new technologies and techniques. Every day is different and I'm constantly presented with new challenges and learning opportunities, while also being provided with support and assistance whenever I have needed it."

"The onboarding process with the company was excellently run and organised. Starting any role remotely presents a myriad of challenges both professionally and socially. Onboarding at CitySwift gave me a brilliant overview of the company and provided a great foundation to start work while also introducing me to all my coworkers – which gave me a sense of belonging and purpose in both my role and in the company. I look forward to the rest of my journey with CitySwift."

"I'm constantly presented with new challenges and learning opportunities, while also being provided with support and assistance whenever I have needed it."

James Curley: Graduate Software Engineer

"I have lived in Galway for ten years and was absolutely thrilled to secure a position as a Graduate Software Engineer with CitySwift in the heart of Galway City. The software industry moves extremely fast and here at CitySwift I work with some of the most modern software technologies out there, in a constantly evolving industry that allows me to develop my skills every day." 

"The thought of starting work remotely due to Covid-19 was somewhat daunting, but the team here are fantastic and have been more than helpful showing me the ropes while I was settling in. They are always just a quick message away if I ever require support."

"I work with some of the most modern software technologies out there, in a constantly evolving industry that allows me to develop my skills every day." 

Daragh Nerney: Summer Internship

"I first heard about CitySwift many years ago when it was just Alan and Brian working to solve the public transportation puzzle. Since then it has surely grown! I researched the company and employee testimonials certainly gave me the courage to reach out, in particular Vijani’s testimonial. Hired as a graduate, Vijani has made her mark on the business and Brian, Alan and the entire team have displayed their faith in her. This captured me and of course I wanted to be a part of a company where graduates, along with everybody else, are given the chance to develop their skills and niche." 

"My first impression of CitySwift was that nothing is automated, everything is personal. This impression is lasting. Everything we do is personalised, be it for a client, or a colleague, and this sense of care and extra effort is so warming and welcoming, particularly for somebody with almost no business experience. It made my onboarding much less stressful and daunting than expected. The onboarding process itself was a breeze, with a company email address, Slack and logins to the CitySwift platform within the first day, I was online, learning and interacting with everybody in no time! Marianne and her HR technology helped me to integrate effortlessly. Four weeks in and Alan and the entire team always find time to check in on me, ask for my feedback and opinions and take any suggestions onboard." 

"Alan and the entire team always find time to check in on me, ask for my feedback and opinions and take any suggestions onboard." 

If you're interested in joining the CitySwift team, check out our currently open roles.