Musgrave wins award at the gradireland recruitment awards 2017

The Musgrave graduate team were delighted to receive a bronze award in the category of ‘Best Graduate Training and Development Programme – Business/Management’ at the recently held gradireland Recruitment Awards 2017. This year’s figure of 142 submissions for the awards was an all-time record. The event has become a showcase for many of the best graduate programs in the country and Musgrave was delighted to not just receive an award but also to be counted amongst the Top 50 programmes in the country this year.

“At Musgrave, as a sixth generation, Irish owned family business and Irelands leading food retail and wholesaler; our ability to build sustainable business is founded on our people. Our Graduate Programme has a proven track record in providing a strong pipeline of talent into our business, people who have gone on to be future leaders, holding roles from Director to Marketing Manager to Head of Musgrave Business Services,“ said Matt O’Callaghan, Musgrave Group HR Director.

Our graduate programme recruits come from all degree backgrounds and all share an entrepreneurial, ‘can-do’ attitude that helps them to thrive in Musgrave. Our graduates work in diverse areas such as buying, finance, supply chain, marketing, omni-channel and store development and hold degrees in as diverse a range of areas as food business, sports science, law and film studies.

“We were delighted to receive an award at this year’s gradireland celebration” said Siobhain Scanlon, Graduate Programme Officer “What’s important to us is to work alongside graduates who share a growth mindset and who can focus on driving their own development and careers in partnership with us.”

Musgrave is Ireland’s leading food retail and wholesale company with a strong portfolio of market-leading brands. Partnering with over 1,400 retail partners throughout the Island of Ireland and Spain, together with our retail partners, we support over 45,000 jobs.

In 2016 all our brands in the Republic of Ireland led their respective markets, and our businesses in Northern Ireland and Spain both saw continued growth. In addition we added two new brands to our portfolio, Chipmongers, our newest ‘food to go’ offering and Frank & Honest, an artisan coffee brand. 2016 also saw the launch of a partnership with the Alibaba Group with the opening of a storefront for export to China on Tmall Global, China’s leading online shopping website.

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