Graduate Roles in Dairygold
The Application Process for our 2016 Graduate intake is opening on the 28th August 2015. Click here to apply for our Graduate Programme.
As a growing and vibrant business, the recruitment and development of talent into our business is a key pillar of Dairygold's human resources strategy. Our business offers opportunities for a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. The objective of our graduate programme is to provide focused development at the early stages of the graduate's career, thereby ensuring a platform for the advancement of your career into management and professional roles.
“We will only grow our business through investing in the development of our people.” Jim Woulfe, CEO
Dairygold recruits graduates from a variety of academic disciplines in co-operation with third level education institutions. Some of the disciplines we recruit from are seen below:
- Manufacturing/ Operations
- Product/ Process Development
- Technical Sales/ Business Development
- R&D/ Innovation
- Technical/ Nutritional Advice
- Supply Chain Management
- Quality Control/ Quality Assurance
- Retail/ Area Sales
Graduate Development Programme
Your Career Path
Graduates starting a career in Dairygold will be given an individual, tailored three-year career path plan, to build a solid foundation of skills and competencies for a long-term career in our business.
Key elements of our Graduate Programee include:
Dairygold are Approved Premier Partners with CIMA and a Platinum Approved Employer with ACCA. Achieving these accreditations with CIMA and ACCA demonstrate that the learning and development support provided to finance graduates at Dairygold is at the highest global standard possible with both accounting bodies. As a result finance graduates working with Dairygold who opt to undertake a ACCA or CIMA qualification, can fast track specific aspects of their Practical Experience Requirement and benefit from additional support from CIMA and ACCA.
Diploma in Management
A core element of the Dairygold Graduate Development programme is its 2 year Diploma in Management. This Diploma is undertaken by all of our graduates and incorporates 10 modules including 2 residential events. The Diploma in Management is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and is formally recognised as a level 6 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Achieve Success at Dairygold
Are you On Board for the Dairygold Challenge?
For additonal regular updates on the program see the Dairygold LinkedIn page, our LinkedIn Graduate Showcase Page and our gradireland company page.
Edmond Curtain, Ruminant Sales Manager, Agri Division
"The success of Dairygold since its foundation and its growth potential enticed to me to join. Through the rotations element of the programme, I gained immense practical experience that was very beneficial to my development including feed sales, crop agronomy and customer focus. The programme allows graduates to develop their skill set with appropriate training and guidance from management while also gaining real responsibility in meaningful roles. I can honestly say that in my opinion, Dairygold’s Graduate Development Programme will craft ambitious graduates into talented, capable and flexible individuals who will succeed in any role within the agribusiness industry."
Jean Cotter, Commercial Graduate
"Dairygold are not afraid to give graduates like me plenty of responsibilities and opportunities to progress my career."
Haiyan Yu R&D Technologist, Innovation Centre, DFI Irl
"The graduate programme was well designed and planned and contained lots of practical management techniques. Furthermore, it helped to give an overview of all aspects of the business, in particular those outside my own area. I have been fortunate to have been provided a fantastic opportunity to develop my own personal and management skills, necessary for future success in management in a commercial business environment."