Share this Job

Digital Apprentice

Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: Dublin, D, IE

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services (GBS)

Digital Apprentice


The Glanbia Incubation Hub are looking for a Digital Apprentice to join a new and growing team. This team is dedicated to digital innovation, new value creation and improved customer experience at a world leading global nutrition group.


The role primarily involves supporting the core Incubation Hub team in the execution of a number of defined innovation projects. This team will work on complex problems to better understand them, explore innovative solutions, and test their viability. We’re looking for somebody with bags of enthusiasm, flexibility, and an eagerness to try new things


This is a permanent position that will offer a hybrid working model, combining remote and onsite work in our Waterside Offices, Citywest, Dublin.


About the Glanbia Incubation Hub

  • The Glanbia Incubation Hub exists to dramatically simplify the process of digital innovation for Glanbia and accelerate change.
  • The team will focus initially on strategic challenges facing the business globally and be tasked with investigating these from a customer/consumer perspective.
  • This role will form part of the core team that will be supplemented and scaled up with relevant experts depending on the challenge.
  • This flexible, empowered team will weave together Enterprise Design Thinking, Service Design, Lean UX, Agile and Modern Engineering practices.
  • We will look to move quickly from the conceptual to the tangible, exploring innovative solutions, testing their viability using prototype/MVP.
  • The intention is to move through this process in approx. 90 days at which point the project can be scaled and the core Incubation Hub team would shift focus to a new challenge.

Key elements of the role

  • The Digital Apprentice will be a key member or the core Incubation Hub team that will support the team and process as needed.
  • Assist in the planning, execution and documentation of user focused research including interviews, workshops, and secondary research.
  • Helping with general co-ordination such as SCRUM ceremonies and sprint planning.
  • Support with user testing, analysis, and validation.
  • Creation and design of Incubation Hub documentation.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively to teams and the broader business.
  • You will ask smart questions, take risks, and champion new ideas.
  • Work collaboratively across design, technical, and business teams in an agile and fast paced environment.


Skills & Experience

  • Two or more years of experience in a related field – Design, Innovation, Digital, etc.
  • Well organised and good attention to detail in order to plan pragmatically and document accurately.
  • Confidence to participate in workshops for brainstorming, ideation, synthesis and mapping.
  • Understanding of UX design or traditional best practices.
  • The interpersonal skill to connect and learn from users through research.  
  • Experience in design software tools such as Mural, Adobe CS, Sketch, InVision, Figma, Keynote, research survey tools, etc. Basic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills are a plus.
  • Enterprise Design Thinking qualifications would be relevant and beneficial.
  • Online design portfolio not necessary but would be welcome. 


  • A pragmatic and curious mindset, constantly seeking to Find a Better Way. Willing and able to think outside of box to both stretch ideas and your own expertise.  
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on tacking complex problems, envisioning the future and early stage ideation.
  • A positive can-do attitude. Contributes to a constructive team climate that encourages active exploration and sharing of diverse ideas and opinions.
  • Communicates effectively to both internal and internal groups. Presents appropriate information in a clear, concise and accurate manner, both written and oral.
  • The energy, enthusiasm and drive to get stuck in and make it happen.
  • Interest and understanding of digital consumer behaviours/needs and emerging technologies to create an exceptional experience. 

A World Leading Global Nutrition Group

  • #1 Global portfolio of sports nutrition brands
  • #1 Dairy Processor in Ireland
  • #1 Producer of American Style Cheddar Cheese

Glanbia Plc is a global nutrition group, dedicated to delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. Headquartered in Kilkenny, Ireland, we employ over 7,500 people across 32 countries and our products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries.

With a worldwide presence, Glanbia Plc continues to build our global nutrition business, thanks to our clear vision, strong values and most importantly our people. So if you’re looking to develop your career, stretch your ambitions and work for a company that has the ability to succeed on the world stage, ours is a journey you’ll want to share.

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 

At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.