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We accept applications to our graduate programme all year round!

One of Europe's leading food processing companies, Dawn Meats is a family business remaining true to its farming heritage. It has evolved to become a highly integrated production, sales, marketing and distribution operation, supplying a quality range of beef & lamb carcase, primal cuts, burger patties & added value slow cooked products to over 40 overseas markets.

With sales offices & distribution partners positioned globally, we offer a close relationship with all our retail, foodservice & manufacturing customers, continually striving to serve their requirements as efficiently as possible. Complete traceability along the chain is guaranteed, with production to the highest standards.

We are looking for dynamic and ambitious graduates to join our talented management team and contribute to the development and growth of the company.

Are you looking for a rewarding long term career?

At Dawn Meats our people are our strength and our Graduate Programme is a key element in building our top class team. An unswerving dedication to excellence is at the heart of Dawn Meats success. We seek graduates with the potential to succeed in a fast paced business environment.

With continuous investment in our Programme, we welcome and encourage the fresh ideas, enthusiasm and energy new graduates bring to the company. The Programme provides quality training with hands on involvement across key areas of the business. We invest in our people to develop the skills necessary to become future managers of Dawn Meats. If you think you have what it takes apply for the Dawn Meats Graduate Programme today.

About Us

Dawn Meats is Irelands’ most sustainable red meat company with:

  • €1bn+ Turnover
  • 3,300 Employees across 12 Countries
  • Products sold in over 40 countries worldwide

Dawn Meats produces consistent quality meat products from sustainable sources

Our Programme

The programme is structured to provide you with an opportunity to develop your skills and experiences over a range of disciplines in a 2 year period.

Experience is the best teacher, which is why at Dawn Meats we like to throw you in at the deep end. Combined with formal training you will work with passionate, talented people who will provide invaluable training on the job plus:

  • Dedicated mentors
  • First class coaching
  • Direct access to senior leaders
  • Opportunities to undertake assignments, secondments and innovative project work across the business
  • Investment in blue chip residential offsite training.

With no pre-conceived ideas and no limit on your career path, your skills and experiences can be uniquely tailored to the multitude of career opportunities within Dawn Meats.

We recognise the importance of continuous development and work closely with recognised Management Development Institutes in Ireland and the UK to develop our Graduates as managers of the future.

For our Finance and Accounting Graduates the opportunity to gain a professional qualification from ACA, CIMA, ACCA or CPA is available.

Opportunities available in the following areas:

  • Cattle Procurement
  • Agriculture
  • Planning
  • Production
  • Technical
  • Sales / Marketing
  • Purchasing
  • Engineering
  • Accounting & Finance
  • New Product Development
  • Human Resources
  • Health & Safety
  • Environmental

Are you a cut above the rest?

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an appropriate qualification
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Flexible, mobile and stimulated by new challenges
  • Keen to take on responsibility
  • Self-motivated

And preferably:

  • Full clean drivers licence
  • European or other international language

We offer our graduates a competitive salary that reflects market changes and benefits that are commensurate to grade and length of service.

Telephone number: 
+353 51 309200
Contact by email: 

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Region: 
County Cork County Laois County Mayo County Waterford
Organisation's locations: 
Grannagh, Cork
Number of employees: 
3,300
Number of graduate vacancies per year overall: 
Multiple
Sectors: 
Accountancy and financial management, Agriculture, animal and plant resources, Engineering, Environment and natural resources, Human resources, recruitment and training, IT and telecoms, Management, business, administration, Manufacturing and processing, Retail, sales and customer services, Science, research and development

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