Employer profile


Updated: October, 2023

About Dunbia

We're a family-owned company and a global leader in the food industry, creating consistent quality meat products from sustainable sources for some of the UK’s biggest supermarkets and food service providers. With 13 sites throughout the UK, Dunbia is a division of Dawn Meats employing over 5,200 people. Our passion for quality and innovation drives our rapid growth, and we're looking for ambitious graduates like you to join our team.

Our commitment to consistent quality is recognised by some top industry awards. In 2022 we won Meat Manufacturing Company of the Year and 3 stars at the Great Taste awards as well as recent wins at Quality Food Awards, Northern Ireland Food & Drink Awards and the Women in Meat Awards.

Our commitment to consistent quality is recognised by some top industry awards. In 2022 we won Meat Manufacturing Company of the Year and 3 stars at the Great Taste awards as well as recent wins at Quality Food Awards, Northern Ireland Food & Drink Awards and the Women in Meat Awards.

Imagine being part of a company that values integrity, trust, and creating better food naturally. By investing in innovation and sustainability, we aspire to become a key partner for new and existing customers. We welcome and encourage the fresh ideas, enthusiasm and energy new graduates bring to Dunbia.

Areas of opportunity

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental
  • Engineering
  • Food Safety & Quality
  • Health & Safety
  • Human Resources
  • New Product Development
  • Production & Operations
  • Commercial (Primary & Retail)

Our Brighter Futures Graduate Programme

With no pre-conceived ideas and no limit on your career path, 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.

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.

Niall Browne, CEO

With us you will receive

Bespoke management development

We will support you to grow professionally, with a structured training programme, 1:1 coaching, dedicated mentors and on the job training. The programme provides quality training with hands-on involvement ensuring our graduates are equipped to take on future leadership roles within the company.

Fast track career progression

Our graduate programme allows you to experience different areas of the business, broadening your horizons and giving you exposure to new environments and the chance to explore new challenges. Our programme leads to a fast-tracked position of responsibility resulting in a successful, fulfilling and long-term career at Dunbia.

Passion from our people

You will have the opportunity to learn from our team of passionate and knowledgeable people. We value our graduates; you will become a respected team member with everyone willing you to succeed.

Investment in you

Alongside our structured training programme, we provide residential offsite training and team building to further enhance your skills, ensuring you stay ahead of the game. We invest in our people to develop the skills necessary to become future managers of Dunbia.


Like you, we recognise that our future relies upon the health of our natural world and the wellbeing of our communities. Sustainability has been central to our business plan for over 20 years, and we work in partnership with others to reach our shared goals. For us, sustainability means taking responsibility for our business impact by ensuring we make a positive contribution to the environment and society.

Plan Four Zero is our blueprint for building a more sustainable food system, working together for a better future. Grounded in science, the plan outlines how we will reduce emissions within our operations and across supply chains, protect nature and restore biodiversity, inspire sustainable farming and support communities on the journey to Net Zero. We’re looking for forward-thinking graduates to work with us to reach our shared goals and targets.


As part of our vision, we challenge and support our people to realise their full potential as part of our high-performance team. We thrive to create an engaging place to work, there’s never a dull day at Dunbia. Charity events, awareness days, competitions and giveaways fill our weeks throughout the year to engage with our people and our offsite team building event is a calendar highlight for our new graduates.

We invest in our team at every step of their career. 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. We set you up to follow in the footsteps of many of our senior management team who themselves entered through the graduate programme.

Dunbia is an exciting, dynamic company with a strong commitment to sustainability, excellence, and continuous improvement. We're ready to welcome a talented, ambitious graduate who shares our commitment to excellence and continuous improvement, we invite you to join our high-performance team and build a brighter future together.

Work sectors

environment and conservation, transport and logistics, sales, engineering and manufacturing, retail and FMCG


UK wide

x12 locations across England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland

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