Dairygold Co-operative Society currently directly employs over 1,100 staff across our divisions and locations. We seek out the best talent in our chosen sectors from student placements and graduates to senior management. Our employees are driven, passionate and ranked as extremely committed. A recent culture survey has found that Dairygold employees are highly empowered with a strong alignment to our company. In return we are committed to offering you a challenging and rewarding career.
We look for individuals who are ambitious, results orientated with a passion for success.
If you feel you have what it takes to become part of our team and develop your potential, please go to our Current Vacancies page to apply now.
What Our People Say
• Why did you join Dairygold?
“I joined Dairygold to gain commercial experience in the dairy industry while still remaining in research. With the expected growth in milk volume by 2015 Dairygold offered the prospect of joining a company with enormous possibility for growth and development in the future”.
"I joined Dairygold because of its long standing history and tradition. Although it is Irelands largest Co-operative Society it has still maintained a family feel, where you have an opportunity to not only develop your own talents but also you have the opportunity to make a real difference within the Co-op."
• What is it like to work for Dairygold?
“Dairygold is an excellent place to work, the staff at all levels are very friendly, approachable and everyone is willing to help”.
“Working in Dairygold means there are no boundaries – if you are interested in an area and you ask you can get experience in the area”.
"I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the most talented and passionate professionals in the Industry. They are all focused, energised and want to succeed, but more importantly everyone wants to make a difference."
• What do you like most about your job?
“The people in Dairygold make it a great place to work. They go out of their way to help in any way they can and they are always available to offer support, advice and guidance”.
“I have a lot of interaction with all other departments within Dairygold, this has allowed me gain an understanding of the business from a commercial, operations and quality perspective as well as my own area”.
"Working with Dairygold I have had the opportunity to develop strong business relationships with both National & International Customers on a daily basis, from speaking with a customer in Limerick one day to talking with a customer in the Middle East the next, everyday brings new challenges and new opportunities to learn and grow."
Our HR Department offers a proactive approach to our employees well-being. This function is responsible for promoting and sustaining a healthy work environment for our employees.
Our employee well-being initiatives include:
• Providing advice and guidance on all matters of employee health, safety and welfare that may affect employees at work.
• Empowering employees to take charge of their own physical, psychological and social well-being through various Health Promotion initiatives such as Weight Loss Challenges, Awareness Talks and Work Life Balance Workshops.
• Offering Free Health Screening which is a proactive approach to effective health and lifestyle management and demonstrates our commitment to employee health and welfare. This means medical problems can be identified earlier, therefore minimising the effects on employees’ health and well-being.
• Conducting health assessments to ensure that work will not adversely affect the health of our employees.
A happy workforce means a healthy workforce and that means a more productive workforce!
Business Information Systems, University College Cork
As an IT Graduate I have found that the Dairygold Graduate Programme is excellently organised and extremely beneficial to my development as I enter the ‘real world’. The Dairygold employees have been exceptionally supportive and friendly since the first day I joined. I have been directly involved with Management in various projects which have greatly improved my technical and communication skills. The Management Diploma course is thoroughly enjoyable and useful…especially on a daily basis back in the office!