Who we are?
Applegreen is a great Irish success story originally founded in 1992 with one retail forecourt in Dublin and has rapidly expanded since then to create the business that exists today. We are leaders and innovators in roadside retail encompassing food, fuel and convenience offerings. We currently have over 14,000 employees across Ireland, UK and the US and revenues of over €3.1 billion. Entrepreneurship is our core DNA and we are continuously seeking new opportunities to grow and develop our business. We are deeply committed to our customers and communities and to creating a positive legacy for future generations, reflected by our charity initiatives and sustainability programmes.
What are our programmes?
The retail graduate programme is a two year cross functional programme where graduates will have the opportunity to work in functions such as Operations, Marketing, Trading, Digital and more. Graduates will complete a site rotation to gain hands on experience and will have the opportunity for an international placement in their final year.
The accounting & finance graduate programme is a three year programme where graduates will have the opportunity to rotate between different finance functions such as Management Accounting, Commercial Finance, Treasury, Financial Planning and Analysis, Taxation and Consolidation & Reporting. Graduates will receive full exam sponsorship, learning support through a tuition provider and study leave for exams.
Graduate central calendar
Our central calendar of events provides an excellent opportunity for graduates to network, build relationships and gain insight into the wider business. The calendar features events such as:
- Our leadership lunch series offers key insights and advice for our graduate from senior leaders in the business
- The Lunch & Learn series where different departments present their area, enabling cross functional knowledge sharing
- A buddy programme to create a network of support when you join the business
- Fun team building activities to bring graduates together to form strong relationships.
A wider calendar of wellbeing, inclusion and diversity and professional training is available to all graduates.
Graduate training & development
At Applegreen, one of our core values is that we value and develop our people. The Applegreen Graduate Academy offers a fantastic compilation of training to develop our graduates into future business leaders. Divided into a number of bespoke programmes, the training takes place over the duration of the graduate programme and features topics such as:
- Personal effectiveness
- How to develop a professional presence
- Effective communication skills
- Influencing skills
- Resilience and resourcefulness
Retail programme graduates will also complete additional retail training such as customer service and regulatory compliance modules. In addition to the training offering, a unique part of the graduate academy is the business challenge. This is an entrepreneurial challenge where graduates are tasked with finding a new business idea that could be implemented into the business.
Our Graduate Brochure
For more information on the company, and the graduate roles avalaible download our graduate brochure here.
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Facts and figures
- Number of employees: > 250
- Retail, Business & Commercial Services
- Accounting & Finance
- Management & Business