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Date: Feb 19, 2021

Location: KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Human Resources Associate

Pure Ambition Graduate Programme (2021 Start)


Are you looking for a graduate programme to match your ambition?

At Glanbia we are dedicated to delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. We differentiate ourselves by doing not only what is right for our business, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work. 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.


Being selected for the Pure Ambition Graduate Programme is a significant first step in an exciting and invigorating career.  At Glanbia, we nurture your talent and individuality.  We support you in fulfilling your potential and help who you are today become who you want to be tomorrow.  We want to grow and we want you to grow with us.  In recognition of our world-class learning and development environment and excellent career opportunities, we were incredibly proud to win the award for Graduate Employer of the Year (<40 intake) at the Gradireland Awards in 2020!


Our HR teams globally are committed to unlocking the potential of our People and Glanbia through our values and leadership, relentlessly pursuing excellence and inspiring the 7,400 people working for us worldwide.


What will I be doing?

Glanbia have embarked on an exciting Global HR transformation journey encompassing Strategy, Processes, and Technology to create a future ready and People centred organisation. Over the two years of the programme, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with our HR and IT teams on this HR transformation programme. The project will involve:

  • Driving efficiencies through best in class technology and processes
  • Promoting best practice and innovation
  • Increasing our workforce planning capabilities
  • Advising on emerging trends
  • Being a best practice reference point – Liaising with internal and external partners on behalf of HR in support of strategic initiatives


Through the Pure Ambition programme you will have the opportunity to make a big impact every day to support our global HR priorities and growing business. Working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement and the challenge to make it better, you'll be responsible for:

  • Supporting our Global HR Transformation Programme across all project phases, by supporting and delivering on HR priorities
  • Growing your knowledge of key HR processes including Talent Management and Employee Lifecycles
  • Being part of a multi-disciplinary team focused on understanding real HR issues and supporting delivery of best practice solutions
  • Developing proficiency in Success Factors cloud solution and SAP HR


Our coaching and mentoring ensures that you are well supported during the programme and you will also receive excellent formal technical and professional skills training.


Who we’re looking for

We know it’s our people and their passion for delivering superior quality and value to our customers that sets us apart. We’re looking for graduates with the following qualifications and attributes:

  • High academic record to date and expected minimum of a 2.1 honours degree in Business / Commerce with a specialism in HR
  • The ideal candidate will also have relevant experience for this opportunity through internship(s) or summer work
  • Thinks commercially and delivers customer centric solutions
  • Drives collaboration and builds partnerships to meet shared objectives
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills with an ability to influence at all levels
  • Demonstrates a thirst for knowledge with a desire to continually learn and grow
  • Analytically minded with the ability to develop creative insights and execute change
  • Adaptable to a changing environment and priorities


The role of HR in Glanbia as a core strategic business area means we look for people with ambition, an interest in business and the courage to offer creative insights and execute change. You will understand the importance of building relationships and have a talent for influencing and bringing innovative solutions.