My Grad Story: Saumyajit Dutta

Saumyajit Dutta joined the Musgrave Graduate Programme after completing his Masters in Computer Science at UCC. In this blog he explains what the IT programme is like and how, just a year into the role, he has already been able to work on major digital projects for Musgrave retail brands. During my first year as… Read More »

My Grad story: Mollie Lynch

Mollie Lynch, is a second-year supply chain graduate. She joined Musgrave after completing a Bachelor degree in Business Studies at DCU. In this blog, Mollie explains why she chose the supply chain graduate programme and what she enjoys about her role. When I finished college, I was researching companies and Musgrave stood out to me,… Read More »

A day in the life of a trading graduate

Gillian Ford is a second-year trading graduate at Musgrave, having joined the programme after gaining a degree in commerce and a postgraduate in food marketing at UCC. Gillian always wanted to work for a FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) company in the food industry, so when she found testimonials from previous Musgrave trading graduates it… Read More »

Video Blog – Taking on responsibility

Omnichannel graduate Kate McCarthy joined the Musgrave Graduate programme in 2017, having achieved a Bachelors in Business Information Studies from Cork Institute of Technology. In this video she shares her experiences of the projects she’s worked on and the level of responsibility given to her. Within this environment Kate has thrived, but as she says,… Read More »

Video blog – creating a career path

Former graduate Shane O’Shea quickly found a career path for himself during his grad programme. Having worked with a team on a large-scale programme of store revamps, he moved seamlessly into a new role once completing his second year. Shane shares his story from grad programme to new career, and he also talks about how… Read More »

Get inspired by our Grad of the Year

Earlier this year we were delighted when Musgrave grad Ross Kerrigan was given the title Graduate Employee of the Year at the gradireland Recruitment Awards 2018.   Throughout his two years he has exemplified what a grad can do if they apply themselves, soaking up everything the programme had to offer, and building that into a… Read More »

Applications: Part 3 #interviews #assessment

Assessment centres are used by many employers when recruiting graduates and each employer will have their own specific structure and exercises. The benefits for us as the recruiter is that we have the opportunity to see how you perform in particular scenarios and understand how you could potentially contribute to the business. The benefit for… Read More »

My grad story: Niamh Scally

Musgrave grad and assistant brand manager for Centra, Niamh Scally, shares her experience of the graduate programme and has some great tips for new graduates coming into the programme. Talk us through your typical work day My days are very diverse and can vary from being in the office, in a store or at a… Read More »

Applications: Part 2 #videointerviews

Video interviews are a great tool for both the recruiter and also for you as a candidate once you approach it with the right mindset. In Musgrave, we use video interviews to get an insight into who you are and to find out why you want to join our grad programme.  The online platform we… Read More »

The Musgrave Graduate Summit 2018 – the highlights

As our second-year grads go off for a very well deserved rest, and our new cohort of grads get ready to join us for their next adventure, we’re reflecting on another fantastic year for the graduate programme and an energetic and inspiring Graduate Summit. Our Graduate Summit is a real celebration of the programme, but… Read More »

Video blog – Building lifelong friends

Leah Downes recently completed her graduate programme and accepted a permanent role as assistant trading manager in the business. Here she talks about how sharing experiences with other grads and building lifelong friends really added to her graduate experience.

From college to the workplace

Starting a new job or launching yourself into a graduate training programme is an exciting but perhaps daunting prospect, especially when you’ve come straight out of college. It may be your first experience of a large workplace, or you may be moving to a new city. We can’t tell you what it’s like at other… Read More »

Applications: Part 1 #onlineassessment

Musgrave, along with many other graduate employers, include online assessments as part of our graduate selection process.  We use these as part of our process as these tests are objective and can help predict certain skills that are required for our graduate roles. We receive large numbers of applications for a limited number of roles… Read More »