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Applications will close on 30th November 2020

Join our Graduate Programme & fast track your management development

Our Moy Park graduate programme offers an outstanding learning and development programme which CREATES fantastic opportunities for graduates to GROW their careers in a fast-paced and innovative industry to become the future leaders at Moy Park. With the right attitude and aptitude, graduates can excel in their career at Moy Park and will be supported on their personal journey throughout the programme to INSPIRE them to succeed.

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All of our graduates are given an individual development plan that has been designed by functional experts to gain a breadth of experience and knowledge across different placements across Moy Park.

Completing a minimum of four different placements during a 2 – 3 year programme, our graduates will be given projects to work on & lead whilst learning the fundamentals of the industry.

This could involve the management of a production line (Operations); overseeing a customer or category account (Commercial); working as a Quality Assurance Manager (Technical); enhancing the overall performance in the finance function (Finance); or taking ownership of another functional area - the opportunities are endless – the pathway to success is your drive, determination and desire to learn!

All of our Graduates are assigned a trained mentor to support them during their programme and to offer them opportunities to stretch and challenge.

Regular reviews are scheduled throughout the duration of the programme to enable the graduates to gain feedback on their progress and to explore further opportunities for development to allow them to succeed on their chosen career path.

Our graduates gain development by attending management modules to ensure they have the right tools to be a future leader in Moy Park.

The modules are delivered as a cohort of graduates to enable team building, shared learnings and experiential development activities within a relaxed and fun environment. Workshops will aim to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours to take their performance to the next level whilst also gaining a Level 5 Advanced Certificate in Management Practice. Unlike more traditional training programmes we put an emphasis on behaviours in the workplace so any learnings that take place are followed by an action plan to embed the learnings from the course.

A Commercial Graduate at Moy Park can expect to

  • Gain exposure to all areas of the commercial directorate including Marketing & Insights, Customer Service, Innovation & Development, Packaging, Customer Business Units.
  • Learn to plan promotional campaigns, analyse sales performance, understand consumer trends, and buying behaviour.
  • Understand planning and forecasting for customer business units.
  • Learn about the operational business needs.
  • Gain an understanding of the development process and packaging.
  • Be a part of the customer business unit encompassing all aspects of the relationship interface.

Programme Duration: 2 years

A Finance Graduate Management Trainee at Moy Park can expect to

Work across all aspects of finance, gaining broad experience covering:

  • Financial and management reporting.
  • Budgeting and forecasting.
  • Operational finance for factories and agriculture.
  • Internal controls and audit.
  • Have the chance to work with other functional teams, learn how to support them in decision making, examples of this would be:
    • Weekly reviews with factory and agriculture management teams to help understand performance.
    • Work with the commercial team on assessing key initiatives for customers.
    • Projects to drive improvements within finance processes and systems.
  • Be a part of the wider Moy Park Finance team, gaining an understanding of all aspects of finance including deep knowledge of systems and processes.


Programme Duration: 3 yrs
(with opportunity to complete a professional finance qualification in yr 3)

A Technical Graduate at Moy Park can expect to

  • Be involved with real business projects to improve and streamline processes.
  • Gain practical experience in dealing with major retailers and food service providers.
  • Gain hands on experience as part of the site technical teams at our prepared foods and fresh factories, as well as the central support teams.
  • Learn how to ensure we meet high customer standards in Food Safety, Product Quality, Food Labelling and Microbiology.
  • Learn how to effectively audit processes, people and systems to ensure compliance.
  • Develop problem solving techniques in a fast paced environment.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to understand the greater scope of the business and the technical departments role.

Programme Duration: 2-3 years (dependent upon experience)

An Operations Graduate at Moy Park can expect to

  • Gain hands-on experience supporting production teams at our prepared foods and fresh factories.
  • Learn different processes & understand how to run a production line and manage a team.
  • Learn how to maintain product quality whilst keeping efficiency levels high.
  • Be involved with real business projects to improve and streamline processes.
  • Develop problem-solving techniques in a high-intensity environment & understand the financial impact of your decisions.
  • Work directly with other departments to understand the greater scope of the business and the operations role.

Programme Duration: 3 years

A Human Resources Graduate at Moy Park can expect to

Support the HR teams across the business in all HR disciplines including:

  • Engagement
  • Recruitment
  • Employee Relations
  • Learn how to use different HR Systems to capture and report on data.
  • Understand the HR KPI’s & why these are important to driving improvements at Moy Park.
  • Interact closely with employees and managers across the different business areas including:
    • Factory HR
    • Central HR
    • Agriculture HR

Programme Duration: 2½ years

An Agriculture Graduate at Moy Park can expect to

Gain hands-on experience within the following areas within our agriculture division:

  • Broiler Farms
  • Feed Mills
  • Hatcheries
  • Breeder Farms
  • Estate Management
  • Technical
  • Work directly within teams with your own responsibilities.
  • Work directly with other departments to understand the greater scope of the business and the agriculture role.

Programme Duration: 2 years

An Engineering Graduate at Moy Park can expect to

  • Gain hands-on experience across a range of processes.
  • Learn to manage capital projects from concept to completion including the following:
    • Investigating new technology and automation.
    • Working with operations and process development to propose engineering solutions.
    • Project costing and justifications.
    • Visiting suppliers to assess equipment prior to installation.
    • Organising and overseeing installation, commissioning and handover.
  • To be a part of the site engineering team, gaining an understanding of maintenance systems and processes.

Programme Duration: 2 years

A Supply Chain Services Graduate at Moy Park can expect to

Work across all areas of Supply Chain – Planning, Procurement, Logistics and Operational Excellence gaining broad experience of:

  • Solving complex problems using analytical skills to define robust solutions
  • Developing and implementing cost optimisation projects
  • Identifying & delivering business improvement programmes
  • Executing our processes & systems used to coordinate the supply chain from farm to fork
  • Setting budgets/targets and undertaking performance measurement

Programme Duration: 2 years

  • Many people I spoke to since receiving my offer of employment said that I had hit a winner.
    Moy Park has an excellent reputation for being a good company to work for. Many people I spoke to since receiving my offer of employment said that I had hit a winner. I had zero hesitation of accepting the offer because I got an amazing perception from the Assessment Centre that the company do care about their employees career progression. Upon joining I found everyone extremely welcoming & all too willing to help and get me involved from the start. Clearly everyone remembers that they were once a starter/graduate somewhere sometime and that is a really good culture. The induction process was also really well organised and the information was kept to the relevant stuff that I actually needed to know.
    Tim Hancock
    Tim Hancock Operations Graduate
  • My time so far on the Graduate Programme has been great.
    I applied to this graduate scheme due to Moy Parks reputation as one of Northern Irelands largest employers and producers in the Agri-Food industry so I knew there would be the opportunity to get involved with a huge scope of operations and functions, and gain invaluable insight into the industry. My time so far on the Graduate Programme has been great – the early careers team kept in touch with us throughout the entire onboarding period, ensuring I was up to speed prior to my start dates and this gave me real confidence heading to site on my first day. A number of zoom calls and Teams meetings in the run up to my start ensured I had met my relevant managers, mentor and different Moy Park business leaders which made the experience so exciting to see the time and efforts invested into my role as a Graduate.
    Rebecca Dixon
    Rebecca Dixon HR Graduate
  • It’s fair to say no two days as a Commercial Management Trainee are the same
    I received a 2:1 from Queen’s University, Belfast in Business Management in June 2015. Having completed a summer placement with Moy Park in 2014 I knew that after university it would be a challenging yet rewarding graduate programme to be a part of. I couldn’t fault it. The responsibility, opportunities and exposure I have had, make this one of the best graduate programmes available in the market. Whether it’s analysing weekly sales figures, visiting customers’ stores, or looking for opportunities to grow the account, it’s fair to say no two days as a Commercial Management Trainee are the same.
    Rory Toner
    Rory Toner
  • The personal and professional development I have gained has been a terrific start to my career
    I first started with Moy Park as a placement student in the Consumer Relations department and then joined the graduate programme in a Technical role after completing my degree. During my placements I provided support to the factory Technical Managers making sure that products met both internal and external requirements. My roles ranged from auditing, assisting in factory trials, lab testing and updating customer standards. Following completion of the programme I am now the Consumer Relations Manager. The graduate programme in Moy Park has really opened up opportunities for me. The personal and professional development I have gained has been a terrific start to my career.
    Kirsty Mooney
    Kirsty Mooney
  • The graduate programme met all of my expectations and the skills gained through understanding operations, processes and innovation helped me to secure my current role
    I joined the graduate programme in 2013 as a Process Development GMT. In this role I was responsible for assisting in the development of innovative processes and solutions to meet commercial demands and new product opportunities. I had the opportunity to complete placements across different sites within the business, both in NI and GB. The graduate programme met all of my expectations and the skills gained through understanding operations, processes and innovation helped me to secure my current role as Supply Chain Development Manager. I am now responsible for working on continuous improvement projects to optimise supply chain processes.
    Sam Hanna
    Sam Hanna
  • The modules taken have been very beneficial to improving my personal development skills within the workplace and will help me grow professionally.
    I studied BSc Hons in Food Design and Nutrition at Loughry College and completed a work placement at Moy Park as part of my degree. I knew Moy Park would be an excellent workplace after finishing my studies. Since joining the graduate programme I have put the theory studied at university into action. The modules taken have been very beneficial to improving my personal development skills and will help me grow professionally. I am currently working in New Product Development in the agri-fresh raw products division of the company developing product ranges for Foodservice and Retail customers.
    Aisling Beacom
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Ready to start your career with Moy Park?
Applications will close on 30th November 2020
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What do you need?

  • A degree or
    working towards

    A 2:1 degree or working towards (any subject area)
  • Ambition & drive
    to succeed

    Placements give graduates the opportunity to travel
  • Openness
    to learning

    Curious about new ideas and confident to make a contribution
  • Aspire to be
    a future leader

    In a relevant degree subject is preferred
  • Location
    flexibility

    Working across multiple sites, location flexibility is a must

Application Process

  • Apply online

    Apply online where you will be asked a few simple questions & then invited to submit your CV.
  • Video presentation

    If you are shortlisted you will be asked to complete a video interview.
  • Assessment centres

    Successful applicants from this stage will then be invited to attend a 1 day assessment centre.
  • Offers

    Offers will be distributed to those successful students.
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Applications will close on 30th November 2020

FAQS

  • The duration of the programme varies from 2 – 3 yrs depending on the function.

  • Only for specific functions ie. Engineering, technical. All other degrees are accepted however we do request a minimum of 2:1.

  • If successful you could be based at any of our site or agriculture locations across GB or NI.

    Placement durations range from 3-6 months.

  • Along with internal job training as part of your placements you will take part in numerous external courses to develop your management skills.

  • Yes graduates get to meet each other during various courses / site visits and team building activities throughout the year.

    We also operate a buddy system to allow you to get to know the current graduates within the business

  • Yes - it is requirement for you to hold a UK driving licence & have access to your own transport due to the locations of some of the placements

  • As part of our graduate programme you will be required to have entitlement to work in the UK

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