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About ABP Food Group

At ABP Food Group our vision is pretty simple; to be the best at what we do. Our graduate training programme aims to find and train the leaders of tomorrow. Using a mixture of on-the-job training, practical experience and further professional qualifications, we help graduates enhance their existing skills to achieve their career goals.

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ABP Food Group works with a network of over 45,000 farmers and is renowned for paying its suppliers on the day of delivery at strategically located local abattoirs that minimise animal transport distances.

ABP Food Group contributes an estimated €1.3bn each year into the rural economies in which it operates.

We recognise that the farmers who supply meat to us are vital partners in ensuring that the quality of our product is maintained and traceability is ensured.

Our core business - ABP Beef - is supported by its renewable, pet food and protein divisions, which combine to ensure the value of by-products is maximized and the environmental impact of our business and customers is minimized.

At ABP Food Group our vision is pretty simple; to be the best at what we do.

We’re not content just to be a market leader in terms of size and scale. We want to lead on quality, efficiency, traceability and sustainability.

So we’re committing to doing just that; continuing to develop, research, innovate and invest in every area of our business so that our future will be as distinguished as our past.

We will never compromise on quality. As a cornerstone of our business, all of our operations, processes and innovations are dedicated to the consistent delivery of quality to our customers.

  • Integrity - we firmly believe in the integrity of our products and operations – and we always will. Our meat is sustainably reared and completely traceable. Our processes are lean and transparent.
  • Customer Focus - we consider our customers to be valued partners. We believe in generating relationships based on mutual trust and shared expertise, so that we can deliver our customers a true commercial advantage.
  • Service - regardless of the service we provide, impeccable customer relations will be a constant. We don’t believe in resting on our laurels, we believe in going above and beyond in service of our customers each and every day.

Growing our business by investing in people

Our employees are our greatest asset and the driving force behind our success, so we’re committed to investing in staff recruitment and development.

We offer a progressive, supportive and friendly working environment with regular opportunities to progress. In return, we expect our people to support our business objectives and demonstrate our values by working hard and building positive relationships with colleagues, customers and partners.

Whether you enter our business as an apprentice, a graduate, an operative or in a management capacity, it’s always our aim to develop our people, whilst delivering excellence for our customers. So you can earn while you learn, grow in confidence and develop your career with structured training programmes.

From the very start of your career, we believe it’s vital that you feel part of the team. Your manager will give you a tour of the site and specific training for your role. Every employee has a minimum three-month probationary period, followed by an annual appraisal.

Our Graduate Pathways

Our graduate training programme aims to find and train the leaders of tomorrow. Using a mixture of on-the-job training, practical experience and further professional qualifications, we help graduates enhance their existing skills to achieve their career goals.

What graduate programmes do you offer?
Our professional, structured course prepares degree-qualified graduates, like you, for a career within the food industry in a junior management role.

The programme encompasses many aspects of our business, from finance and food safety to procurement and production and depending on your interests and career objectives, the scheme may range from two to five years.

Who do you look for?
We seek undergraduates and postgraduates from a variety of academic backgrounds and choose the candidates who show the most potential to benefit from the large investments we make into the programme. If you speak a second language, have experience of other cultures or have recently held a position of responsibility, then we’d especially love to hear from you.

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Industry sectors
  • Agriculture, Animals & Plants
  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing/Production/Process