Graduate Programme

As an ambitious, growing organisation, we need exceptional talent to continue leading the industry through cutting-edge scientific research and technological advancements. That’s why we invest so highly in our sought-after Graduate Development Programme. This crucial part of our human resources strategy allows us to seek out fresh talent, with new ideas and an understanding of the latest developments in their chosen fields.

At the same time, it gives young people in Ireland the opportunity to begin and develop their professional careers within a respected organisation. We offer a broad range of opportunities for graduates across our varied divisions. By investing in bright, young graduates and helping them develop their careers at these early stages, we are creating positive opportunities for them to grow with the business, into management and professional roles.

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Working with Dairygold

“We will only grow our business through investing in the development of our people.”
Jim Woulfe, CEO

We offer a broad range of opportunities for graduates across our varied divisions. By investing in bright, young graduates and helping them develop their careers at these early stages, we are creating positive opportunities for them to grow with the business, into management and professional roles.

Dairygold Recruits Graduates

Please note applications for the graduate programme re-open August 2017.

 

We recruit graduates from a variety of academic disciplines in co-operation with third level education institutions. Some of the disciplines we recruit from include:

  • Manufacturing/Operations
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Product/Process Development
  • Technical Sales/Business Development
  • R&D/Innovation
  • Technical/Nutritional Advice
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance
  • Retail/Area Sales
  • Finance
  • I.T.
Rotations

Rotations

Graduates get the opportunity to rotate 2 to 3 times into different areas of the business, while remaining in the chosen function. This blended learning approach provides you with exposure to a broad range of activities within the business. Rotations will be linked to academic discipline and may involve a rotation to one of our overseas sites or international market locations.

Your Career Path

We work with graduates to develop a tailored two-year career path plan when they enter the Graduate Development Programme at Dairygold. This enables them to build a solid foundation of skills and competencies for a long-term career in the business. Part of that is ensuring all employees have a healthy work-life balance. Our company culture supports personal and professional wellbeing, with social and sporting events all-year-round, constant training, and a permanent ‘open door’ policy, where people know they can seek help and guidance from anyone within the co-operative.

Your Career Path

Personal Development will assist in your ambition into success...

– Access to psychometric tools

– Tailored personal development plan

– 1:1 coaching sessions

– Mentor Programme

– Buddy System

– On-going manager support & feedback

– Strategic cross functional project assignment

Finance Graduates

Dairygold is an Approved Premier Partner of CIMA, and a Platinum Approved Employer with ACCA. These accreditations demonstrate the high level of learning and development support we provide our finance graduates. We offer our graduates the highest global standard possible in finance experience. That means they can fast-track specific aspects of their Practical Experience Requirements if they want to undertake ACCA or CIMA qualifications.

Finance Graduates

Diploma in Management

A core element of the Dairygold Graduate Development Programme is a two-year Diploma in Management. This is undertaken by all our graduates and comprises of 10 modules, including two residential events. The diploma is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, and is formally recognised as a level 6 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications.

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