17 Jobs On Offer At Musgrave As Part Of 2020 Graduate Programme  

Musgrave, Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale and foodservice company has announced that it is accepting applications for the 2020 intake of its award-winning Graduate Programme. 17 roles will be available to graduates, with an opportunity to build a career with Musgrave in the areas of Trading, Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain, Digital and Operations.

The Musgrave Graduate Programme offers graduates a structured transition programme from college to the workplace. It provides personal and professional development through a bespoke programme run in partnership with the Irish Management Institute (IMI), in addition to ongoing support and coaching from Musgrave’s senior management team.

This development focus complements the Programme’s ambition to grow each graduates’ potential and skills in functional roles, aligned with meeting Musgrave’s Talent requirements.

As part of the Programme, participants are set a strategic business challenge and present their recommendations to the CEO and Executive team at the annual Graduate Summit.  Recommendations from the 2019 Summit, with an emphasis on sustainable growth and aligned with Musgrave’s sustainability strategy ‘Taking Care of our World’, are currently being integrated into the business.

Musgrave’s success in developing early career Talent has been recognised with major industry awards in recent times including “Graduate Employer of the Year <40 intake” and “Best Graduate Training and Development Programme – business/ management programme” at the 2019 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards. This recognition builds on earlier successes when Musgrave Graduate, Ross Kerrigan was named the 2018 gradireland Graduate Employee of the Year and the Programme won the Best Talent Development Initiative at the IITD National Training Awards.

Graduates who are successful in their application will work in key functional roles, supporting Musgrave in feeding one in three people across Ireland. Graduates will also manage relationships with local suppliers, and support local entrepreneurial retailers, ultimately contributing to Musgrave’s Growing Good Business strategy.

Commenting on the launch of the 2020 Graduate Programme, Matt O’Callaghan, Chief Human Resources Officer, said: “As Ireland’s largest private-sector employer, we are delighted to provide the opportunity to work at Musgrave through our Graduate Programme, build a range of business skills and gain valuable experience and exposure. We welcome applications from talented people who want to be part of a thriving business with real purpose, delivering high quality, healthy and inspiring food to all.”

The Musgrave Graduate Programme has provided an early career Talent pipeline for over 25 years and is a proven launchpad for successful and rewarding careers with the company. Former graduates currently hold senior leadership roles in the Finance; Innovation and Consumer Insight; Business Services and Trading functions.

Musgrave is also a destination place to work for experienced professionals who are looking for new experiences in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Recent opportunities have included roles in buying, information security, consumer insights and finance.

Representatives from Musgrave will be on campus to talk to interested applicants at Graduate Fairs in universities across the island of Ireland throughout September and October.

To apply for the 2020 Programme or to discover Musgrave graduates’ stories, visit www.musgravegraduates.com  Professionals looking for new career opportunities outside of the Musgrave Graduate Programme can view current vacancies on www.musgravegroup.com

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Musgrave Unveiled as Sustainable Development Goal Champion by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD

Musgrave, Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale and foodservice company, has today been named as a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Champion by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD.

Musgrave was selected to become one of Ireland’s SDG Champions due to its ongoing commitment to operating as a sustainable business, and the notable achievements to date as part of its Taking Care of Our World sustainability strategy.

Musgrave has committed that 100% of its own brand, in-store and fresh produce packaging will be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. Important milestones towards this target have been the introduction of compostable produce bags for fruit and vegetable in-store at SuperValu, removing 2.7 million single use plastic bags from its supply chain and introducing compostable coffee cups and lids for Frank and Honest.

Musgrave was one of the first companies globally to integrate the principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals into its day-to-day business activities as part of its Taking Care of Our World sustainability strategy. The company will raise public awareness of the Goals and illustrate practical ways in which organisations and individuals can contribute to achieving the Goals.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious set of targets, covering the social, economic and environmental requirements for a sustainable future. They cover policy areas such as poverty eradication, economic development, protection of the environment, access to health and education services, gender equality, peaceful societies and human rights.

In its role as SDG Champion, Musgrave will now champion four specific SDG goals:

  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production

Commenting about the announcement, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD said: “We need to take actions in a broad range of policy areas to put us on a more sustainable pathway. The Sustainable Development Goals draw those together in an integrated way. Achieving them will be a challenge. We need everyone to get involved and play their part in whatever way they can. The Champions chosen here today will be beacons of best practice for the coming year. They will lead the way with practical examples for how we can all contribute.”

Chris Martin, CEO, Musgrave, added, “Sustainability is at the heart of Musgrave’s approach to business, so we are honoured that Minister Bruton has named Musgrave as one of Ireland’s Sustainable Development Goal Champions. As SDG Champion, we look forward to making a real difference to the public’s health and well-being by championing sustainable development and building better, sustainable communities across the island of Ireland.”

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