Employer profile

Dawn Meats (UK) Ltd

Updated: October, 2017

About Dawn Meats (UK) Ltd

Dawn Meats is a premium meat processor and supplier of choice for a range of leading supermarket, foodservice and restaurant businesses. Established in 1980, Dawn Meats is an industry leader with annual revenues of over €1bn, employing over 3,300 staff in 12 countries and exporting to over 40 countries.

A family owned business, Dawn Meats remain true to its farming heritage through the close relationships forged with over 20,000 farmers in the UK and Ireland. Processing more than half a million cattle, 800,000 sheep and 300,000 tonnes of meat products per annum, Dawn Meats works with some of the world’s leading food companies who are attracted by our commitment to sustainability and quality.

Our Programme

At Dawn Meats our people are our strength and our Graduate Programme is a key element in building our top class team. An unswerving dedication to excellence is at the heart of Dawn Meats success. We seek graduates with the potential to succeed in a fast-paced business environment.

With continuous investment in our Programme, we welcome and encourage the fresh ideas, enthusiasm and energy new graduates bring to the company. The Programme provides quality training with hands on involvement across key areas of the business. We invest in our people to develop the skills necessary to become future managers of Dawn Meats. If you think you have what it takes apply for the Dawn Meats Graduate Programme today.

The programme is structured to provide you with an opportunity to develop your skills and experiences over a range of disciplines in a 2 year period. Combined with formal training you will work with passionate, talented people who will provide invaluable training on the job. With no pre-conceived ideas and no limit on your career path, your skills and experiences can be uniquely tailored to the multitude of career opportunities within Dawn Meats.
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 Finance and Accounting Graduates the opportunity to gain a professional qualification from ACA, CIMA, ACCA or CPA is available.

Opportunities available in the following areas:

  • Cattle procurement
  • Agriculture
  • Planning
  • Production
  • Technical
  • Sales / commercial
  • Engineering
  • Accounting and finance
  • New product development
  • Human resources
  • Health and safety
  • Environmental

Are you a cut above the rest? The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an appropriate qualification
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Be flexible, mobile and stimulated by new challenges
  • Be keen to take on responsibility
  • Be self-motivated
  • Have a full UK driving licence

Work sectors

engineering and manufacturing


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

Contact details

01269 846400
Cross Hands Food Park,
Cross Hands
SA14 6RF

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