Meet some of the people involved in our programme
I started in the company in September 2008 as a Supply Chain Graduate. This was a two year program focusing mainly on the fundamentals of Supply Chain and people management. This gave me a great grounding and really pushed me outside of my comfort zones. On completion of the Graduate Programme I then moved into the position of a Line Manager in our Kilcock Depot which is one of the biggest central distribution centres in the country. 2 years later I moved into the position of an Operations Manager on our Cork Site, which has really pushed me and allowed me to develop even further.
The Graduate programme allowed me access to being part of the biggest supply chain in Ireland. It allowed me to develop as a people manager and pushed me to be involved in projects and gain exposure to areas which I would have struggled to see if I were not on this programme.
My highlights in the company have been working with a great group of people, having a company that invests in my development and being in a position where you are always challenged with something new.
It’s definitely worthwhile and will really give you exposure to top roles and projects within the organisation. I would advise anybody to become used to being in situations that you might not be familiar with, these in the long run will shape you and fast track your career potentials.
Current graduates are supported by a senior Mentor within the Company, as a graduate you will also have access to the Irish Management Institute which will really fast track your ability to become a successful Manager.
The key to a successful role within Musgrave is to be good with people and the ability stay resilient and not be afraid to make mistakes. This will push you to develop even further and really allow you to make a positive contribution to the company.
I started as a graduate in the Marketing department in 2005. I progressed to Assistant Brand Manager, then Brand Manager in the Centra team, Senior Brand Manager with SuperValu before taking up my current role as Centra Retail Marketing Manager.
I received great support from the programme through coaching and excellent courses. I also forged relationships with graduates in other functions, some of which still hold strong today
I’ve worked on many exciting projects across both SuperValu and Centra, too many to reference. I always get excited by brand re-invigoration work such as “Brighten up your day” in Centra and “We believe” in SuperValu. We’ve won many industry awards on the back of the work which is an incredible feeling.
Make time to think: We work in a fast paced and innovative business, its busy and you need high energy. It’s important you make time to think in order to bring your views and ideas to the table.
Be Resilient: There will be times of high pressure and you will make some mistakes along the way. It’s important you be resilient and show resolve in order to work things through and get to a solution
Retail is detail: It’s really important you focus on getting things right first time; this will help you get the detail right. It’s something you can work at and improve over a quick period of time.
The current graduates have fantastic support through the learning modules with the IMI and the mentoring and coaching from group HR and direct line managers. Colleagues in our business understand the graduates are on a development pathway and are fully invested in helping them to achieve their goals.
The willingness to consistently learn and develop and by having a strong positive can do attitude.
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