Lakeland Dairies

Lakeland Dairies

Lakeland Dairies are currently closed for applications to their Graduate Programme.

Until applications reopen, we would recommend that graduates continue to check out our careers page for updates on exciting opportunities.

About Lakeland Dairies

Lakeland Dairies is Ireland’s second largest Dairy Co-operative. We process in excess of 1.8 Billion litres of farm-produced milk annually, collected from our 3,500 high quality milk suppliers, across 15 counties in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.  At our seven major processing sites we manufacture and export an extensive range of top quality dairy foodservice and food ingredient products for blue-chip customers in over 80 countries worldwide

Our Foodservice Division is a sophisticated dairy foodservice operation with automated, modern production technologies. We offer highly appealing, value-added dairy products for use in food preparation and direct use by our clients’ consumers throughout the international foodservice industry.

Our Food Ingredients Division extracts the constituents of freshly assembled milk to offer a comprehensive portfolio of highly functional food ingredients with fine, free flowing milk powders, proteins and liquid dairy fats of an exceptionally high quality and consistency.

Our Graduate Programme

The Lakeland Dairies Graduate Programme is specifically structured to provide you with the opportunity to enhance and develop your skills over a two year period.

During this time, you will complete placements in appropriate functions and departments within the company, relevant to your discipline. In parallel with this, you will complete a Diploma in Management.

Throughout the programme, you will be assigned a mentor within the relevant departments for support and advice. You will also have ongoing contact, support and assistance from the Graduate Programme Co-ordinator to review and discuss your progress.

We invite applications from graduates of;

  • Food Science
  • Human Nutrition
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Agri Science
  • Business disciplines

The ideal graduate will:

  • Have an Honours degree
  • Show a high record of achievement
  • Be an ambitious, dedicated and highly motivated person
  • Be able to work as part of a team and also on their own initiative
  • Enjoy challenge as much as success
  • Be organised and structured in their work and capable of on-time delivery

What we offer you:

  • A two year programme
  • External Management Training
  • Competitive Salary Package
  • A one-to-one mentor
  • Exciting career prospects
  • Fun and challenges along the way

A little bit more about what we do...

Each business unit is supported by an experienced and professional leadership team from operations, procurement and information technology through to marketing, financial services and human resources. This ensures competitiveness and commitment throughout the Group.

As well as serving our home markets, Lakeland Dairies exports large volumes of dairy produce to the UK, Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and other international markets worldwide. The Group is also a leading provider of dairy produce to Ireland's Kerrygold brand.

All of Lakeland Dairies' processing facilities operate to the most stringent international standards of quality and sustainability. To ensure customer satisfaction, we rigorously test all raw materials, in-line processes and finished products. This underpins the overall Lakeland guarantee of Quality, Flexibility and Reliability in meeting all customer requirements.


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