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 Natasha Ibanez from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:


Natasha Ibanez

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Natasha Ibanez
An education in Mechanical Engineering would be preferable. I would advise them to get as much diverse work experiences as possible, even if these jobs are not engineering related.

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New Graduate Programme with Dunbia

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New Graduate Programme with Dunbia

Friday, January 29, 2016 

New Graduate Programme with Dunbia

Dunbia has launched a new graduate programme for 2016. The new programme offers a two-year structured training and development programme which will give graduates experience across all aspects of the company’s operations.

Launching the programme, Mr Steve Beck, Dunbia HR Director commented: “Dunbia has invested heavily in developing our new ONE360 Graduate Programme which aims to give successful candidates practical commercial experience across our company with ongoing mentoring and support, management development training and industry-recognised qualifications. We want to attract the best talent to our ONE360 Graduate Programme and develop them to become our managers of the future. We have also developed a dedicated graduate website, to allow candidates on the ONE360 programme to share their experiences and provide more information on the programme.”

Speaking at the launch, Dunbia Executive Director, Jack Dobson added: “Dunbia’s ONE360 programme gives graduates an excellent opportunity to begin and grow a career in the agri-food industry which is worth £100bn to the UK economy.

The opportunities within Dunbia are immense in areas which include:

  • Production
  • New Product Development
  • Procurement
  • Agri Research
  • IT
  • Finance
  • Sales

Following the two year programme, graduates will continue to develop and progress a long-term careers in the discipline most suited to their skills which will be identified through the ONE360 programme.”

About Dunbia

Dunbia is one of the UK’s largest meat processors, with 11 sites across the UK and Ireland employing 4,000 people and an annual turnover of £830m. The company, which trades in 36 countries worldwide, has over 22,000 primary producers and supplies many of Europe’s largest retailers. Dunbia is listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 companies.

The Application process for the ONE360 Graduate Programme is NOW OPEN with a closing date of 14th February 2016.


The CareersPortal Team