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ABP Beef processes c.1m cattle each year and is the largest processor of beef in Ireland and the UK, and one of the top 3 in Europe. ABP works with many of Europe’s largest supermarket chains and food retailers to ensure beef is produced with full traceability ‘from farm to fork’.

We operate out of meat plants strategically located to be close to our farmer suppliers in Ireland, the UK, and Poland. We are a major exporter of beef to over 20 countries.

ABP Ireland is currently recruiting for Quality Assurance Graduates to join our team across our Republic of Ireland plants.


The successful Graduate will be joining ABP’S new early carers programme where they will become part of a dynamic and innovative environment where they will be encouraged to reach their true potential. ABP encourages employees to challenge the status quo, rewards hard work and celebrates success.

Graduates will be provided with on job training and educational opportunities, a mentor, who will support them on site and help them to gain the knowledge and experience to become confident members of the quality team.

Over time, Graduates will learn:

  • To manage and maintain the Food Safety and Quality Management System
  • Develop and support quality improvement projects in response to complaints, RFT(cost of quality) issues, focusing on key drivers.
  • Develop, implement, and assist technical improvement projects in response to non-compliances exposed through audits to support resolution.
  • Support validations of CCP’s on site, and the Food, Safety & Quality improvement plan.
  • Support cleaning and allergen validations on site.
  • Support the implementation of requirements of retailer standards.
  • Support the internal audit programme and complete audits when required.

Qualifications and/or Experience Required

  • A degree or equivalent third level qualification in a Food Science/Technology / Agriculture
  • Ability to work alongside a team to ensure high standards are established and maintained in the factory.
  • The willingness to learn and grow within a busy production environment.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking a challenging career with one of the largest indigenous agri-business in Ireland.

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Preferred Degree Subjects

Agriculture, Animal and Plant Resources

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