Employer profile


Updated: September, 2019

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 they 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.

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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 Programme

We offer talented, ambitious and hard-working individuals a huge 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. If you think you have what it takes apply for the Dunbia Graduate Programme today.

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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.

We are looking for graduates from all disciplines including Accounting and Finance, Agriculture and Livestock, Engineering, Food Safety and Quality, Health and Safety, Environmental, Human Resources, New Product Development, Production and Operations and Sales and Commercial.

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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

business, consulting and management, accountancy, banking and finance, environment and conservation, animals, plants and agriculture, sales, recruitment and HR, 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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