Musgrave is Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale and foodservice company. Together with our retail partners, we support more than 41,000 jobs, in more than 1,400 stores and offices, with combined total retail sales of €5.4 billion
Musgrave is Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale and foodservice company. Together with our retail partners, we support more than 41,000 jobs, in more than 1,400 stores and offices, with combined total retail sales of €5.4 billion. Musgrave is proud to be one of Europe’s most successful family-owned businesses with 145-year year heritage in food and brand innovation.
We support thousands of retail and foodservice family businesses. Every day we feed one in three people in Ireland through 11 marketing leading food and beverage brands that include SuperValu, Centra, Frank and Honest and Musgrave MarketPlace.
Our purpose is Growing Good Business, which means creating a sustainable, profitable business that benefits our shareholders, our people, partners, local communities and the wider local economy. This is underpinned by our values that are about long-term stable relationships, working hard, not being greedy, achievement and honesty. Every role in Musgrave is a chance to define what Growing Good Business means and our fast-moving world gives us plenty of exciting challenges to rise to and for our graduates to grow and play a role in building our communities.
Our Graduate Programme
We hire graduates who are looking to develop careers in areas such as buying, accounting, IT, marketing, supply chain, data, and retail operations. We ask you to choose your preferred sector in advance of starting so we can focus your development in that area e.g. if you select buying, you will be developed to be a buyer for our retail or wholesale/foodservice business. Our roles can change each year in recognition of our fast-paced environment and full details of all the opportunities are available on our website.
We offer you a structured entry to the workplace by placing you in a role where you will be taught by an expert in that area and you will be supported by informal and formal development initiatives. Over the course of two years, three years for accounting, you will develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours on a personal and professional level to progress in your career post-Programme.
Our graduate programme has won multiple awards for development offered, and in recognition of the calibre of our graduates when they progress to roles in the business on completion of the Programme.
The application process
As aYou can apply for our roles during the open application window by completing the online application form and submitting your CV. Our selection process includes online assessments, video interviews and virtual assessment centres.
We will assess specific competencies throughout the process and full details of the process and the competencies assessed are on our website
Your career development
We don’t expect you to know how to do the job when you start, we are hiring you for your potential and your interest in growing your career with Musgrave. Over the course of the Programme, you will develop your career in your chosen sector, with mentoring and coaching alongside formal development initiatives. You will also work on business projects which you will get to present to our CEO and Executive team in your first year in the business.
Your learning doesn’t stop once you finish the Programme, Musgrave has one of the leading Learning and Development teams in Ireland and we are focused on your continuous development.
Former graduates have progressed to senior roles such as Directors, Head of Finance, Brand Managers, Senior Buying Managers, Senior Data Scientist, Supply Chain Manager, Regional Sales Manager.
When to apply
We typically hire in Autumn of each year for the following year’s intake. When we are not actively recruiting, you can register your interest in the next recruitment campaign via our website and we’ll contact you to let you know when we’re recruiting.
Who we look for
We accept all degree backgrounds for a number of our opportunities and where a specific degree is required, we’ll outline this in the job description.
We are looking for emerging talent to develop the future skills we need to continue to grow our business and we want people who are eager to learn, can think creatively when they encounter a challenge, who can get things done and who are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
We enjoy a flexible hybrid way of working which allows us to focus on our outcomes and contributions. Work Smart @Musgrave is our hybrid approach which gives us the option to alternate our time between connecting and collaborating in the office and working remotely. Working this way allows us to enjoy the best of the remote working experience while also giving us the opportunity to connect in person and work together onsite. Across Musgrave, our roles allow for different levels of flexibility. Hybrid arrangements are typically 1-2 days in the office. We have headquarters in Cork, Dublin and Belfast.
We operate in a fast-paced environment, and we also make time for connections through on-site social events or early careers specific events. Our Early Careers summit is a dedicated conference where graduates present their business projects to our CEO and senior teams, in addition to other early careers’ colleagues.
GenRep is the Musgrave Youth Board. A Youth Board (also known as Shadow Board) allows our Executive team members access to new perspectives while younger employees can experience the inner workings of an Executive and share what they learn with their peers. Musgrave established GenRep to bring new ideas, future focus and a digital mindset to strategic topics and to give younger colleagues the opportunity to input into the strategic future of Musgrave Group.
We also have a range of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). ERGs are voluntary, employee led groups, made up of colleagues from across Musgrave, who join together based on common interests, backgrounds or demographic factors and Allies, to shape the strategies and actions to enable a more inclusive organisation. Our current ERGs are Culture and Heritage, Gender, LGBTQ+, Disability and Multigenerations.