Join our Graduate Programme

From Sales to Marketing and Accounting to Agriculture, experience all areas of this fast-paced business. 

How and Why You Should Apply

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Graduate Programme Nationwide

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive training programme

What you will be doing

Our two-year Graduate Programme is structured to provide you with an opportunity to develop your skills and experiences over a range of disciplines.

  • You will work across any of the following areas: Procurement, Agriculture, Planning, Production, Technical, Sales, Marketing, Purchasing, Engineering, Accounting & Finance, New Product Development, Human Resources, Health & Safety or Environmental
  • You will follow a formal training programme across the two years to equip you with the skills needed to succeed
  • You will work with passionate, talented people who will provide invaluable training on the job
  • You will have the opportunity to gain professional Management and Accountancy qualifications.

What you will have

We are looking for curious, self-motivated graduates who are eager to learn about all aspects of an international business.

You must be eligible to work in the UK.

  • You are a graduate in any discipline, with a 2:2 degree or higher
  • You are a real people person
  • You are flexible, mobile and stimulated by new challenges
  • You are keen to take on responsibility
  • You are full of fresh ideas, enthusiasm and energy.

Your first year at Dawn Meats

Meet Stephen

Production Manager

Learning never stops at Dawn Meats. I recently finished the Dawn Management Development programme.

Your first year

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Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Dawn Meats

We are the producer and supplier of choice to a range of leading supermarket, food service and restaurant businesses for premium meat cuts.

Our Culture - What we do

Our people are our strength. As a truly multi-cultural business, our 3,300 employees span over 44 different nationalities.

We provide quality training with hands-on involvement for all our team members, and invest in our people to develop the skills necessary to become future managers.

With no pre-conceived ideas and no limit on your career path, your skills and experiences can be uniquely tailored to the multitude of career opportunities within Dawn Meats.

With Sales and Marketing offices positioned across the continent, we offer a close relationship with all of our Retail, Food Service and Manufacturing customers and continually strive to serve their requirements as efficiently as possible.

Whether it’s a product or a process, we’re always looking for ways to differentiate ourselves from our competitors, and that makes it a really exciting and vibrant place to work.

Career Progression

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The progression opportunities will definitely come your way.

During the grad scheme you’ll do things that you’ve never done before.

Career Progression

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Our Graduates - Who we are

Graham's Graduate Story

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There’s a lot of opportunities for people who are willing to grasp them.

You gain a lot of knowledge and skills… those skills are absolutely vital for progression through the company.

Eleanor's Graduate Story

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Our Future - Where we're going

Why Graduates Are Key to Our Future

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Marcus Sherreard, Retail Sales Director

Here at Dawn Meats, we pride ourselves on connecting with our product at every point of the supply chain. Everything we do is about the products we create; we’re always looking for different ways to differentiate ourselves from our competitors, and that makes it a really exciting and vibrant place to work.

We provide quality training with hands-on involvement for all our team members, and invest in our people to develop the skills necessary to become future managers.

We have grown rapidly in a short space of time, and have no plans to stop any time soon!

To accelerate this growth, we need talented people like you to help us grow and develop new and exciting business opportunities for the future.

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