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 Chloe Kinsella from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:

Chloe Kinsella

Engineer - Carbon


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Chloe Kinsella

People working as carbon specialist come from many different backgrounds. In fact one of my former colleagues came from a genetics background, while the others were from an engineering background.

In Ireland at the moment it is quite hard to get into the carbon space so you may have to go abroad for training.

To pursue a career in engineering it is important to have a strong technical background.


The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Dairygold Graduate Programme Open for application

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Dairygold Graduate Programme Open for application

Friday, September 22, 2017 

Dairygold Graduate Programme Open for application

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.

The CareersPortal Team