Students from Drumglass High School have enjoyed a double class of careers advice from Dunbia, one of the UK’s leading meat processors.
Dunbia’s co-owner and founder, Jack Dobson who was recently crowned EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 visited the school to speak to Year 11 and 12 students about his career and job opportunities within Dunbia and the wider agri-food industry. Prior to Jack Dobson’s visit, Dunbia took part in a careers day for Year 12.
“As a past pupil of Drumglass High School, I am delighted to visit the school and talk to pupils about opportunities which are open to them,” explained Jack. “As one of the largest employers in Northern Ireland, with over 4,000 employees, Dunbia offers jobs in a range of disciplines from production to HR or Finance or agriculture.”
Many of the students showed a keen interest in Dunbia’s award-winning Butchery Academy. “Our Butchery Academy offers young people a combination of on-the-job training and mentoring and class-room based learning during which time, they gain nationally recognised qualifications. A number of our Butchery Academy apprentices have won UK Best Meat Processing Student, which is something we are very proud of.”
Speaking following Jack’s speech, Drumglass High School Principal, Mrs Mary Shilliday commented: “We are delighted that Dunbia gives such support and careers guidance to our students which we find invaluable. We are particularly grateful to Jack Dobson for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak to our students. It is so inspiring to listen to a true entrepreneur, particularly one who has just been recognised nationally for his entrepreneurial drive and spirit as Jack has with the EY Enterpreneur of the Year Award. I hope that many of our students become future employees of Dunbia where I know they can carve out long and successful careers.”
Anyone interested in pursuing a career with Dunbia should contact the HR Department on firstname.lastname@example.org