Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Joe Codd from Forestry Careers Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

Joe Codd

Sales Director

Forestry Careers Ireland

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Get as much knowledge of the role as possible, talk to someone in the company or role before you apply for it.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Dairygold Graduate Programme Open for application

20 graduates are to be hired across a range of functions

The Dairygold Graduate Development Programme is now open online for applications. The two-year programme is designed to provide graduates with focused development and real responsibility at the early stages of their career giving them the platform to accelerate into leadership roles.

Graduates undertake a Diploma in Management accredited by the Chartered Management Institute of Ireland together with role rotations, 1:1 coaching, personal development plans, buddy system and a mentor programme. Finance graduates also get the opportunity to complete their finance exams with ACCA or CIMA. All exams and materials are fully funded by the Society and paid time off for study leave is provided.

This year Dairygold are seeking to hire 20 graduates across the following functional areas:

  • Agri Operations
  • Supply Chain
  • Continuous Improvement/Technical
  • Finance
  • Commercial Sales and Marketing
  • Production Powder and Cheese
  • R&D
  • Quality Control
  • Engineering
  • Production role in our subsidiary company, Malting Company of Ireland

Applications will close online on Friday 27th October 2017. For more information on the Graduate Programme please visit the graduate page. Applications can be made online here.

Dairygold has today opened a new €85m state-of-the-art nutritionals campus at its headquarters in Mallow, Co Cork. The new milk processing facility will make a full range of nutritional dairy powers in volumes of up to 1,750 tonnes per week. Much of that produce will become a key component in infant formula, which in turn will be exported to lucrative markets like China.

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