Working at ABP Food Group

ABP Food Group currently employs in excess of 6,000 colleagues at a number of sites in Ireland, Northern Ireland, mainland UK and Poland. Our people are our greatest asset, and we depend upon them for the success of the Group.

In recognition of this, we make it our mission to invest in staff recruitment and development. We operate training programmes for all staff; those entering into the business at operative level, through to our graduate and management training programmes, and all levels in between.

We would like to hear from anyone interested in joining our business and developing a career with us, regardless of the level of entry.

If you feel that you could contribute to, and thrive within, a fast-moving and challenging industry, then please express your interest as follows:

To apply for operative / semi-skilled vacancies local to you, please click on the map for contact details for the site closest to you, or where you would be interested in working. It is not always possible to include all our vacancies on our website, and local personnel will be able to assist you.

We endeavour to advertise all senior and middle management, technical, engineering and office vacancies on our website. Please negotiate access to applications either by choice of location or type of vacancy. In any event, we look forward to hearing from you.

The ABP Graduate Training Programme

We offer our graduates a challenging and rewarding career in a dynamic industry.

With a combination of comprehensive practical training and regular opportunities to study for further qualifications, we aim to enhance the skills of every one of our graduates.

We’re looking for bright, motivated people from a variety of backgrounds.

Opportunities exist in:

  • Agriculture
  • Commercial
  • Technical
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Engineering
  • HR
  • Manufacturing

To find out more please email us:

Ireland enquiries - recruitment@abpireland.com

UK enquiries - mandy.thompson@abpbeef.com

For more information on our UK Graduate Pathways please click here to visit our dedicated UK site

Graduate Training 1

Graduate Training 2

The ABP Food Group UK Butchery Apprenticeship

Due to last years success in Shrewsbury and Guildford we are now pleased to be able to add Yetminster, Langport, Perth, Ellesmere, Doncaster and York to our portfolio of apprenticeship opportunities.

It’s about training for a real job, with real responsibility and real benefits.

If your interested in genuine benefits like…

  • Learning a trade
  • Getting paid to train
  • Earning a recognised qualification
  • Starting on a good salary with opportunity for quick progression
  • An Employment opportunity in an industry leading company

…then the ABP Food Group UK Butchery Apprenticeship is a great opportunity.

“I have my own mentor who helps me to achieve the targets which are set through my meetings with my development manager. I’m also surrounded by a great team of people in other departments, some of whom have come through the programme themselves.”

Jonathon Mullen – ABP Shrewsbury

To find out more please email us: apps@abpbeef.com

Butchery Apprenticeship

Current vacancies

Graduate Production Manager’s required for ABP Food Group

ABP Food Group is one of Europe’s leading privately owned agribusiness organisation. We are the UK and Irelands largest beef processors. We are currently recruiting for the following role of a Graduate Production Manager within ABP Food Group. The successful candidate will based in any of our 9 sites across Ireland and there will also be an opportunity to travel to our sites in Poland.

You’ll be involved with the planning, coordination and control of manufacturing processes. You’ll make sure goods and services are produced efficiently and that the correct amount is produced at the right cost and level of quality. We’ll give you training, support and guidance to develop your potential. We’ll team you up with some of our most accomplished problem-solvers – dynamic innovators, helping us to deliver better solutions for our company and customers

Construction Procurement Assistant / Junior Procurement Officer required for ABP Food Group

Construction Procurement Assistant / Junior Procurement Officer required for ABP Food Group

ABP Food Group is one of Europe’s leading privately owned agribusiness organisation. We are the UK and Irelands largest beef processors. We are currently recruiting for the following role of a Construction Procurement Assistant / Junior Procurement Officer, Construction Team The successful candidate will be based in ABP Food Group Head Office, Ardee Co Louth and will Report to Head of Finance and Purchasing.

Please download PDF for further details

Internal Auditor

ABP Food Group is currently recruiting for the role of an Internal Audit Graduate.

The successful candidate will be required to travel throughout the UK and Europe. Full time role with excellent potential for career progression in the future.

UK Environmental & Sustainability Manager

Group Environmental Manager this new role will have hands on role working at site level with site health & safety, environmental and senior management teams to ensure full environmental compliance. The role will support the 14 sites technical issue resolution and completion of improvement actions through the provision of expert advice and guidance. The role will identify and share best practice and contribute to raising awareness, improving performance and transitioning to a “pro-active” environmental culture. This role will also provide leadership for the environmental function to ensure that each site’s systems are being developed and are delivering continuous improvement through robust management systems and environmental KPI measures.

Hours of Work: Normal hours are 40 per week, Monday to Friday but with flexibility to meet the needs of the business.

Location: Birmingham base with multi-site UK wide travel

Closing date: 14th March 2017

Internal Audit Graduate

ABP Food Group is currently recruiting for the role of an Internal Audit Graduate. The successful candidate will be required to travel throughout the UK and Europe.

Health & Safety Graduate

ABP Cahir are looking for a Health & Safety graduate with

  • The ability to stay up to date with changing H&S legislations
  • An observant and analytical personality
  • The drive & determination to push projects through

Industrial Electrician

Seeking an experienced Electrician with industrial troubleshooting experience to assemble, install, test and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand, power, and precision measuring tools. The Electrician diagnoses malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem. The Electrician is responsible for the connection of wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components. Responsible for observing and following all safety regulations with required PPE.

OpenEdge Software Developer

An excellent graduate opportunity has arisen to join a growing software development team within a large beef processing company. The team are looking for individuals with a relevant IT degree and knowledge of software development technologies and methodologies.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate high achievement at third level with proven problem solving skills. Previous work experience is not essential but a strong analytical mind is! The candidate should be self-motivated and be able to work on projects independently as required.

The position will be based in Co. Louth but travel to other sites in Ireland and Poland may be necessary from time to time, as the need arises.  A full clean driving license would be a distinct advantage in this role.