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 -

UK enquiries -

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:

Butchery Apprenticeship

Current vacancies

Opportunities within the ABP Food Group

ABP Food Group is one of Europe’s leading privately owned agribusiness companies. We are the UK and Ireland’s largest beef processor, and we also operate substantial renewable, pet food and protein divisions. We employ in excess of 10,000 people at over 35 processing facilities around the world.

We regularly offer exciting and challenging opportunities for individuals at all stages of their career in a wide range of disciplines including Finance, Administrative, Quality Assurance, Food Science, Production Management, Sales, Marketing, Information Technology, Procurement, Environmental, Health and Safety and Human Resources. We seek candidates with the required enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to perform to our highest standards of quality.