Graduate scheme

We are seeking to recruit for the 2024 Health & Safety Graduate Programme in our Kepak McIntosh McDonald, Aberdeen site.

The Programme:

Our Health & Safety Graduate programme is to help us to develop our Health & Safety leaders of the future, and allows dynamic, motivated, hardworking, and passionate Graduates an opportunity to start their career with one of Ireland & UKs leading meat businesses. The programme lasts 2 years and leads successful graduates onto potential career opportunities within the business.

You can expect:

  • To be fully immersed into our Culture from day 1, working alongside key industry experts and Kepak leaders
  • You will gain an in depth understanding of safety theory, reporting and analysis that we use to implement the highest safety standards and culture on our sites
  • You will get hands-on experience in all aspects of the meat industry operations, working with different members of the safety teams, at yours and other sites, as well as other functions, that contribute to the operation of the business
  • You will learn to understand the different roles and how they work together to ensure that all of our colleagues and facilities are kept safe
  • Gain an in depth understanding of our brands and products, and our relationships with customers and consumers
  • To learn key aspects of our business, whilst you develop your skills and knowledge
  • The opportunity to develop personally and professionally through exposure to key projects, tasks and development activities that challenge you, all supported by a detailed learner journey and training plan
  • A dedicated mentor and development program to support you both on the programme and into a role that best fits your skills


  • We are looking for hardworking and ambitious Graduates, who want to learn and grow in a challenging and fast paced environment, by performing real roles as part of your rotations.
  • You must be mobile and willing to travel throughout the programme to undertake development activities at any of our sites in the UK and Ireland.
  • We will consider undergraduates from all disciplines and backgrounds.
  • We will be looking for alignment with our Core Values:
    • Responsibility – Ability to work on your own initiative and take accountability for your actions
    • Ambition – You will have the willingness and confidence to challenge yourself to be the best you can be and be driven to succeed
    • Passion for Food – this is at the heart of everything we do, you must be passionate about every aspect of our industry
    • Teamwork – ability to build positive relationships quickly with people from all cultures and career stages is pivotal


  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Service-Related Annual Leave
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Educational Assistance/ L&D
  • Discounted Meat Products
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme

Start date: September 2024

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