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Ornua Launches Its 2019 Graduate Programme For 15 Graduates

Published on Sep 20 2018 8:45 AM in Supply Chain tagged: Dairy / Ornua / Graduate Programe

Ornua Launches Its 2019 Graduate Programme For 15 Graduates

Ornua, one of Ireland’s largest exporter of dairy products and owner of Kerrygold, has launched its 2019 Graduate Programme.

The programme will see the company recruit up to 15 graduates to join the Ornua team around the world who will bring the best of Irish dairy, on behalf of dairy farming families in Ireland, to 110 markets globally.

The 18-month programme offers graduates a chance to build a range of business skills and gain valuable experience.

The group said that it has a history of developing young workers and allowing for progression, highlighting that its CEO, John Jordan, was recently appointed to the role following a 21-year career with Ornua, having originally joined the company as a graduate.

Graduate Programme

“Launching the Ornua 2019 Graduate Programme marks a very special personal milestone for me and takes me back to the day I first came through the doors at what was then the Irish Dairy Board,” Jordan said.

“It’s been an incredible journey for me working with Ornua around the world for most of my career and the graduates considering their options today have much to look forward to.”

Successful candidates will undertake two placements as part of the Ornua Graduate Programme, which includes time overseas for most participants.

The programme provides opportunities across the business in divisions including Information and Communication Technology, HR, Procurement, Sales and Marketing, Health and Safety, Operations, Engineering and Supply Chain Management.

“We are looking for graduates who are resilient, open to change, driven and ambitious and want to play a role in selling the best of Irish dairy on a global stage,” said Ornua Group HR director, Majella Darcy.

“We have ambitious 2021 plans to sustainably grow Irish dairy exports from current annualised sales of €2 billion to €3 billion in revenue, and to do this we need to recruit born innovators and future leaders to help us achieve global growth on behalf of Ireland’s dairy farmers and processors.”

Candidates will receive formal training from the Irish Management Institute, and every graduate will be individually mentored by a member of Ornua’s senior management team.

© 2018 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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