Glanbia Pure Ambition Graduate Programme Brochure 2021

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Delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey.


Our five core values act as a compass and help us navigate our way to achieve our ambitions, and deliver our commitments to all stakeholders.

Find a Better Way

Health, wellness and nutrition is not just what we do, it’s who we are. We strive to be the best, to continuously progress and improve the lives of people all over the world. We’re looking for graduates who share our passion and want to work towards the same goal.

The Glanbia Pure Ambition Graduate Programme has been designed to help you connect with a diverse group of people globally, develop as a leader and build a career with a real purpose.

So if you want a career that’s more than just a job, where you’re empowered to make a difference and you share our passion for making the world a better place, then read on to learn more or apply online today!

Showing Respect

To be one of the world’s top performing nutrition companies, trusted to enrich lives every day.

The Customers’ Champion

Winning Together

Performance Matters



As a global player in nutrition, with operations in 34 countries, Glanbia delivers better nutrition for every stage of life’s journey.

We’re passionate about nutrition and ambitious about how we can work to improve it across the world – from farm, to ingredients, to production and ultimately to the end consumer product.

Working for Glanbia you’ll play a vital role in helping us shape the future of nutrition globally and you’ll be enabled to reach your full potential and realise your ambitions.

Daphne Zhu Accounting & Finance Associate

This is a great programme and it really attracts me mainly because of the rotation part especially when I just came out of college. I can experience 3 different roles before I make the final decision of which direction I want to go.


The work-life balance in Glanbia is great. You get the chance to work in the office a few days a week and also get a chance to work from home. Outside of Glanbia, I am very active. I play hurling, I also do a lot of cycling and horse riding.







Michael Cody Agribusiness Associate


JOIN A AT T H E F O R E F R O N T Rooted in both science and nature, we create exceptional products used across the nutrition industry. Taking pure ingredients including milk, whey and grains, we use our expert knowledge and capabilities to produce high quality nutritional ingredients and market leading branded consumer products for our customers and consumers worldwide.




Reece Barclay Optimum Nutrition Athlete

Today’s consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of nutrition in improving their overall health and wellbeing. They’re searching for better, healthier and smarter nutritional solutions that fit their lifestyles.


Innovation, continuous improvement and learning: Role-specific training and development Behavioural and leadership skills development Professional qualifications such as ACA, CIMA, ACCA Project management certification International projects or assignments Culture of continuous on-the-job feedback, mentoring and coaching

At Glanbia your performance matters and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make an impact from day one. Hard work is recognised and rewarded. We value your ideas and encourage you to challenge us to find a better way.

Our Pure Ambition Graduate Programme is positioned strategically within the organisation with a long term view of developing our future leaders. You’ll receive support to grow a rewarding career through on-the-job development, formal training, international projects or assignments, coaching and mentoring. In fact, many of our current leaders started their careers as graduates.

We’re delighted to have won the Gold Award for the Best Graduate Training and Development Programme in Ireland in 2021 and Best Graduate Employer in 2020! These awards recognise our commitment to investing in our emerging leaders and creating a world-class experience that delivers on our business growth ambitions. Now, we want to invest in you!

With great benefits: Competitive salary and benefits Subsidised exam support Professional subscriptions Health screening Employee assistance programme Employee discount card Bike to work scheme Corporate social engagement initiatives


Chelsea Tyler Mc Grane Digital Marketing Lead

Glanbia’s values really are at the forefront of everything. Not only do you see them on the walls but you see all of the employees really living those values. You know that everyone is working hard and striving to be the best for all of the brands we work with but also all of the customers.

Cliodhna Manning Finance Business Analyst Associate

The best part of the Pure Ambition Programme is getting to experience such a vast range of opportunities. I have started my accountancy exams through the programme and I have also been able to meet with the other grads in different areas.

We know it’s our people and their passion for delivering superior quality and value to our customers that sets us apart.

Accounting & Finance Shared Services, Group Accounts and Corporate Finance, Financial Planning and Analysis, Business Unit Management Accounting and Reporting, Commercial Finance.

Computer Science & Information Technology

Food, Nutritional & Agricultural Science

Programming, Analysis, E-Commerce, Information Systems, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics.

Quality Assurance, R&D, Production, Branch Management, Business Management.

Engineering & Operations

Digital Media

Projects Engineering, Process Engineering, Maintenance, Utilities, Operations.

Digital Marketing, Digital Creative, Digital Experience, Technical Support.


Business Support

Sales, Marketing, Market Insights.

HR, Procurement, Planning, Supply Chain.

Success in the new world of work depends on your ability to adapt, innovate, communicate, influence, collaborate, think commercially and more. Developing such future skills and attributes is a lifelong process.

We look for people who actively seek out opportunities to learn and grow. Our graduates show their potential through their ability, agility and aspiration to progress a career in an exciting, everchanging and challenging global setting.

What you can expect:

What we expect:

A career with real purpose – Health, wellness and nutrition is not just what we do, it’s who we are.

Ability, Agility and Aspiration – key ingredients for your success both today and tomorrow.

A world-class development journey with long term career potential. A global community experience where you’ll connect and grow.

New thinking, perspectives and passion to shape our future. Own your career – seek out opportunities to develop and grow personally and professionally.

Marcelo Ruiz Transportation & Engineering Associate


Your career at Glanbia will follow the 70:20:10 learning and development model which includes 70% on-thejob training, 20% networking, coaching and mentoring opportunities and 10% formal training. This model will help you develop all the key competencies you’ll need to become top of your field.


Our priority is to give you opportunities that will challenge, excite and inspire. Right from the start you’ll play a vital role in helping us shape the future of nutrition globally. We’ll give you plenty of amazing opportunities to reach your career potential and help who you are today become who you want to be tomorrow. Through our world-class Global Pure Ambition Academy, you’ll experience challenging work projects and high quality learning and development programmes, supported by an engaging and immersive learning culture.

70% Experiences Quality on-the-job development to apply your skills and grow through experience and practice: Working with recognised experts in your field Project based work Stretch assignments International projects or assignments Customer interaction Team work Shadowing a star performer

20% Exposure On-the-job development and formal learning is connected through networks, coaching and mentoring: Structured mentor and buddy programmes Giving and receiving feedback (e.g. performance management, 1-2-1 meetings) Proactively learning through communities and networks (e.g. Yammer and industry networks)

10% Education Workplace learning (70:20) is supported by: Classroom-based learning (e.g. Orientation, MS Office training) E-Learning courses Professional qualifications (e.g. CIMA, ACCA) Accreditations / certifications (e.g. CIPD) Workshops and seminars

Right from the start you’ll play a vital role in helping us shape the future of nutrition globally.

Shaping Our Future


Maximising Your Potential

Driving High Performance


Managing For Success

YEAR 2/3


Tailored Development


Fueling Your Growth Fitting in Fast





Accelerated Experiences


Senior Manager

No two career paths are the same At Glanbia you’ll be empowered to discover your interests, experiment and forge your own career across a diverse global network.

Global Subject Expert

Tech Lead Senior Analyst


Head of Function

Analyst Senior Analyst Analyst




The Pure Ambition programme supports the development of a sustainable leadership pipeline for the future.


2021 Organisational Development Manager Glanbia Nutritionals, Chicago, USA

2020 Senior Organisational Development Specialist Glanbia Nutritionals, Chicago, USA 2018 Organisational Development Specialist Glanbia Nutritionals, Chicago, USA 2017 HR Business Partner Associate Glanbia Nutritionals, Chicago, USA

2016 Employee Engagement Associate Glanbia Corporate, Dublin

2015 HR Associate Glanbia Corporate, Kilkenny 2015 Graduation UL, Bachelor of Business in HR

Digital Marketing Lead, Dublin

Transportation & Engineering Associate, Connecticut

Finance Business Analyst Associate, Kilkenny

your career your opportunity Agribusiness Associate, South Region (Ireland)

Business Intelligence Analyst, Kilkenny

Accounting & Finance Associate, Dublin

Financial Analyst, Dublin

Finance Manager, California

Production Team Leader, Idaho

The Glanbia Pure Ambition Programme is more than just work; it’s a global community experience. You’ll be in a unique position to connect, socialise and build relationships with a network of talented people across all levels of the organisation that will benefit you throughout your career. At Glanbia, we see diversity as a strength to be celebrated. We treat every single member of the team with respect, regardless of age, background, race, religion, gender or sexuality.

Happy, healthy employees are those with a strong work-life balance and we continuously strive to deliver initiatives that improve the working environment. There are tons of opportunities to find a balance in a calendar packed with social activities, sporting events, wellness programmes and corporate responsibility initiatives.

The best part about the pure Ambition Programme is the people you get to interact with. You interact with all types of departments and you never know who you will meet or what you will be learning and that’s the beauty of this programme. Marcelo Ruiz Transportation & Engineering Associate

If you’re hardworking and eager to learn, Glanbia is a fantastic place to build your career.

Michael Cody Agribusiness Associate

Inspired by our purpose, we’re focused on helping our people to be their best inside and outside of work. We offer a range of health and wellness programmes globally and believe in the importance of fitness and overall wellbeing.

Whether you play sports, run, walk or train vigorously in the gym, we encourage our people to be active and fit through initiatives such as gym access, 5K or 10K runs, fitness challenges, walks and sports days. We also recognise the importance of looking after your mental health making onsite health and wellness facilities available. We celebrate this during an annual Wellness Week as part of wider programmes globally. We provide an Employee Assistance Programme (Ireland and US) – a confidential counselling service available to employees providing professional support and information on a wide range of topics.

Health education is delivered through GPN’s Sports Nutrition Schools global education programme. In 2017 over 15,000 customers, consumers and employees attended GPN’s Sports Nutrition School across more than 150 global education sessions. The school is an industry leading programme designed to educate participants on the benefits of combining exercise, good nutrition and supplementation.


Glanbia maintains A long-standing association with a number of sporting and cultural initiatives. One of our core values is showing respect, and we believe in respecting and enriching the communities in which we work. Glanbia has local and global charity initiatives which we call ‘Glanbia Gives’. In recent years Glanbia has worked with food banks, orphanages, cancer charities, heart health charities and with many more good causes around the world. We contribute through donations, sponsoring events and even through holding our own fundraising events. We’ve held cake sales, bowling events and sports days, walks and runs to fundraise money for the charities that are close to our heart.

Health and wellness is the theme for all community partnerships. Glanbia continues to maintain its long-standing association with a number of sporting and cultural initiatives in the regions in which we operate. In Ireland, Glanbia’s support for the Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford GAA teams continues to resonate strongly with local communities. Our support for local cultural initiatives is seen through our commitment to the world famous Kilkenny Arts Festival as well as food festivals Savour Kilkenny and the Waterford Food Festival.


Glanbia has a range of programmes for students one to two years away from graduating who are interested in gaining real life work experience.

Our undergraduate programmes offer world-class learning and development and the opportunity to gain experience working in a global environment.

Co-operative work placement programme

Our co-operative work placement programme offers you the opportunity to gain excellent experience as part of your degree programme. Placements typically last from 6-12 months. We work in partnership with the colleges in offering these placements.

Summer internship programme

Glanbia runs a 12 week summer internship programme offering you a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience and work as part of a team on exciting projects.

Mikayla Whitener Production Team Leader

I have had multiple opportunities since joining the programme, the biggest that has helped me has been the mentoring. Not just from multiple managers that I had over the years but through other managers who work together to support the Pure Ambition Programme.

Mikayla Whitener Production Team Leader

Are you the type of person who constantly strives to innovate and find a better way? Are you prepared to be challenged and deliver your best on a daily basis? Are you ready to join Ireland’s brightest graduates and help grow our team? If so, apply online today!

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