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Cait Mennis

B.Sc. Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship
M.Sc. Food Business Strategy

I grew up on a dairy farm and have always loved everything to do with food and agriculture. I saw the Ornua Graduate Programme as a great opportunity to work closely with people who had been in the industry for years (mentors and managers). This level of exposure is rare in other entry level jobs and the chance to learn from, and be guided by these people on a day to day basis is invaluable. I was also drawn to the international nature of the business; there are not many Irish food companies that can boast such a large portfolio. The chance to potentially travel also really stood out to me. I’ve really enjoyed my time in Ornua; from the day I met my fellow graduates and realised that they were the kind of people I could see myself becoming friends with, to the day I flew out to the US and met the team here in Ornua Ingredients North America. The best days for me are when you see that projects you’re working on are actually influencing the decisions of those around you. Having my opinion/recommendations heard and valued is very rewarding.