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Glanbia launches 2017 graduate programme, 50 roles announced

22 Sep 2016

Glanbia’s 2017 graduate programme will see the nutrition group create 50 positions across a multitude of roles, marking the fifth year of the initiative.

Known as Pure Ambition, Glanbia’s graduate programme has produced over 200 positions in the past four years.

The 2017 iteration will include roles across accounting and finance, computer science and IT, digital media, engineering, procurement, supply chain, marketing, HR and food, and nutritional and agricultural science.

Glanbia graduate programme

Mentoring graduates throughout their time at Glanbia, successful applicants will receive a “competitive salary and benefits package”, according to the company. There are added perks of subsidised exam support, professional subscriptions, health screening and employee product discounts.

“Optimising our talent pool requires the sharing of ideas and insights,” said Rose Mary Hogan, head of Glanbia’s Graduate Recruitment and Development (EMEA).

“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.”

The news comes just one day after Dublin City University launched a graduate support framework called Enrich, aimed at promoting entry into the professional environment even when studies are ongoing.

“We need to enable our graduates to flourish in society, in the workplace and in their personal lives,” said DCU president Prof Brian MacCraith at the launch.

The Enrich framework will encourage students to spend time outside of the university where it can help them build knowledge and life skills.

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