Employer profile


Updated: September, 2018

About Dunbia

Dunbia is one of Europe’s leading food companies. Founded in 1976, Dunbia is a family business with down to earth values and the desire to create better food naturally is the driving force behind everything we do. Through a combination of organic growth, strategic acquisition and entrepreneurial vision Dunbia has grown into a multi-site, multi-species operation, processing cattle and sheep for national and international markets. Headquartered in Northern Ireland with 13 sites throughout the UK, Dunbia is a division of Dawn Meats employing over 5,200 people across a wide range of high-tech and multi skilled disciplines.

Our Graduate Programme

At Dunbia our people are our strength and our Graduate Programme is a key element in building our top-class team. With continuous investment in our programme, we welcome and encourage the fresh ideas, enthusiasm and energy new graduates bring to the company. We seek graduates with the potential
to succeed in a fast-paced business environment.

How long is the programme?

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

What’s in it for you?

Combined with formal training you will work with passionate, talented people who will provide invaluable training on the job. Also available to you:

  • dedicated mentors
  • first class coaching
  • opportunities to undertake assignments, secondments and innovative project work across the business.

Training and development

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 accounting and finance graduates the opportunity to gain a professional qualification from ACA, CIMA, ACCA or CPA is available.


Roles enjoy competitive starting salaries and opportunity for progression.

Areas of opportunity

Our programme provides quality training with hands on involvement across key areas of the business. We have opportunities available in the following areas:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Agriculture and livestock procurement
  • Engineering
  • Food safety and quality
  • Health, safety and environmental
  • Human resources
  • New product development
  • Production and operations
  • Sales and commercial

Apply and closing date

If you think you have what it takes apply for the Dunbia Graduate Programme today. Send your CV and cover letter to [email protected], by 31 December 2018.


Work sectors

engineering and manufacturing


Bedford, Cornwall, Cumbria, Devon, East Ayrshire, Llanelli, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire

Contact details

[email protected]
01269 846400
Cross Hands Food Park,
Cross Hands
SA14 6RF

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