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Updated: February, 2022

About Dunbia

Dunbia are one of Europe’s leading food processing companies and the supplier of choice to a range of leading supermarket, food service and restaurant businesses in the UK, who are attracted by a commitment to sustainability and quality.

Dunbia is a family-owned business and the desire to produce better food naturally is the driving force behind everything they do. A combination of organic growth, strategic acquisition and entrepreneurial vision has seen Dunbia grow into a multi-site, multi-species operation, processing cattle and sheep for national and international markets.

Headquartered in Northern Ireland with 12 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. Dunbia is at the cutting edge of new product development, winning numerous industry awards.

Our graduates are an important part of our business at a day-to-day level, but also in how we plan for the future. We want the brightest minds with the best ideas who can ensure our ongoing progress towards becoming Europe’s most sustainable meat company. Many of the senior management team, myself included, have come through the programme, demonstrating the opportunities for career progression. I would encourage graduates who are considering their future to apply today.

CEO, Niall Browne

Our Programme

We offer talented, ambitious and hard-working individuals a range of careers in a fast paced, dynamic business environment. 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. 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 Dunbia.

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 Dunbia.
Graduates on the Brighter Futures programme will have access to dedicated mentors providing 1-to-1 coaching and will participate in a bespoke management development programme with fast-track career progression. There is also the potential to rotate to different sites across Ireland and the UK.

Future Leaders

Continuous development and training are central to the programme, we work closely with recognised Management Development Institutes in Ireland and the UK to develop our Graduates as managers of the future. Many of our senior management team in Dunbia today, themselves entered the company through the graduate programme.


  • Accounting and Finance
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Food Safety & Quality
  • Health Safety & Environmental
  • Human Resources
  • New Product Development
  • Operations & Commercial

The ideal candidate

  • 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

Closing date

31 December 2021

Work sectors

animals, plants and agriculture, engineering and manufacturing


Bedford, Cornwall, County Tyrone, Cumbria, Devon, East Ayrshire, Lampeter, Llanelli, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire

Contact details

01269 846400
Cross Hands Food Park
Cross Hands
SA14 6RF

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