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Glanbia launches 2017 graduate programme

In the past four years 220 graduates passing through Glanbia's graduate programme

Global nutrition group Glanbia today announces the launch of its 2017 ‘Pure Ambition’ Graduate Programme, creating 50 new positions.



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2 October 2016

The new roles will include opportunities for graduates in areas including Accounting and Finance, Computer Science and IT, Digital Media, Engineering, Procurement, Supply Chain, Marketing, Human Resources and Food, Nutritional and Agricultural Science.

Successful candidates will work as part of global teams in a fast-paced, international environment, with opportunities for travel and work placements in overseas markets throughout the programme.

In the last four years, Glanbia has significantly expanded its graduate programme with 220 graduates passing through in total.  During this time, Glanbia has grown as a successful global nutrition group with market leading market positions in whey proteins, micronutrient premixes and the multi-billion dollar sports nutrition market. Since 2010, Glanbia has delivered six consecutive years of double digit growth and is now present in 32 countries around the world, with its products sold in more than 130 countries globally.

Commenting, Michael Patten, Group Human Resources and Corporate Affairs Director said: ‘Through the launch of our 2017 Graduate Programme, we are seeking high calibre, ambitious graduates who aspire to help us deliver on our vision to be one of the world’s top performing global nutrition companies. Our Graduate Programme offers a world-class talent experience where our people are challenged to innovate and deliver real impact every day. If you are a graduate in the disciplines we are looking for, if you have ambitions to be a global player and if you can identify with our values, then we would like to hear from you.’

Rose Mary Hogan, Head of Glanbia Graduate Recruitment and Development (EMEA) added: ‘Optimising our talent pool requires the sharing of ideas and insights. We want to unlock our graduates’ potential and empower them to grow in their roles. Through continuous learning in different environments we are confident that we are helping graduates take a first step in a rewarding career and creating future leaders for our organisation.’

Glanbia graduates are mentored and supported through continuous on-the-job development, as well as formal training, working with the best people and the latest technologies. This supports them on their journey to attaining professional status within their chosen specialisms (e.g., ACA, ACCA, CIMA, Chartered Engineering and CIPD), as well as developing broader technical, business and project management skills and certifications. Successful candidates will receive a competitive salary and benefits package including subsidised exam support; professional subscriptions; health screening and employee product discounts.

Glanbia’s Pure Ambition Graduate Programme was recognised at the 2016 GradIreland Awards, winning the Gold Award for Best Training and Development Programme in the Business/ Management Category.

The closing date for applications is 26th October 2016. For further information on the programme and to find out how you can apply, visit or

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