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Working with Musgrave Group

Working with Musgrave Group

What are the main occupation types employed?

We are a fast moving business and our opportunities change each year depending on our requirements. Our graduate opportunities include:

Buying/Trading, Finance, IT, Omni-channel, Marketing, Retail operations, Store operations, Supply Chain and Human Resources.

What types of work contract are offered?

The contract type depends on the role advertised. Graduates are hired on a fixed-term, full-time contract for the duration of the Programme (3 years for Finance and 2 years for all other streams) and are expected to progress in the business once the Programme is completed. 

What are the key attractions?

Musgrave’s employees are fundamental to the success of our business and this is reflected in the benefits offered.

Graduate benefits include:

  • Bespoke graduate development programme delivered in conjunction with the Irish Management Institute;
  • Performance related salary increase on the Graduate Programme
  • Access to, and mentoring from, senior management
  • Having a graduate career with real purpose
  • Professional development support for Finance graduates i.e. CIMA qualification

All employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Market-leading pension plan
  • Discounted Health InsurancE
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Subsidised Canteens
  • Sports and Social Club

A key attraction of the Musgrave Graduate Programme is its rotational nature. Graduates within a specific stream will either rotate across markets (e.g., 12 months in retail buying and 12 months in wholesale buying) or across a wider team to provide opportunities for graduates to develop a rounded commercial awareness. Musgrave provides a network of people who are the best at what they do, providing their support and invaluable knowledge to graduates.

Training and development opportunities are at the heart of the Programme with a bespoke development programme run over the two years in conjunction with the Irish Management Institute.  Graduates also work on a strategic business project in their second year and present their findings to the CEO and directors from across the business.

We recruit for the long term and offer graduates the opportunity to build their careers with us.  Former graduates in the business now hold roles from Director to Head of Business Services to Head of Trading Strategy & Planning to Marketing Manager to name but a few.

Your ideas are taken seriously by us and could lead to innovation and positive impact in the real world, providing a real sense of purpose for your work.

What locations do you operate from?

Musgrave has locations throughout the country, with divisional headquarters in Cork, Dublin and Belfast. Retail locations operate throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland and Spain.


What are the current employment trends?

We are always looking for talented graduates with drive, curiosity and a passion for food and business. We will continue to recruit into buying, finance and marketing roles and there will be future opportunities for graduates with analytical and technical skillsets who are looking to develop commercial awareness and who will drive innovation in our consumer-led business.

Describe any particular characteristics of your workforce?

Musgrave is the launchpad for all sorts of exciting careers. If you have a love for good food, a passion for business or a desire to help us build sustainable communities, you’ll fit right in. We feed 1 in 3 people in Ireland – that makes us the Republic’s leading food business. However, like our network of entrepreneurial food partners and the budding start-ups we support, we never stand still, and neither do our people.

What makes us different is our strong network of local partnerships with local businesses and entrepreneurs. Through our support of local initiatives, we aim to enrich everyday lives, make communities vibrant, and provide shoppers with an offer that is different and better. Every aspect of our business is guided by our values that are focussed on long-term stable relationships, not being greedy, honesty, working hard and achievement.