Co-op’s CEO Richard Pennycook recently visited Northern Ireland with Dunbia who has been a long-term supply partner with the retailer.

Mr Pennycook visited the farm of Gary Fitzpatrick and John Tolland before touring Dunbia’s Dungannon facility and paying a visit to the Moy Co-op store, providing end to end in sight of the whole beef supply chain.

Pictured from left; Michael Doran (Group Sales & Marketing Director Dunbia), Gavin Ewing (Co-op Store Manager), Richard Pennycook (CEO the Co-op), Jim Dobson (Chief Executive Dunbia), Will Jackson (Agriculture Manager the Co-op), and Ciara Gorst (Senior Agriculture Manager the Co-op).


Working across key areas such as supply chain, animal welfare, and sustainable agriculture, you will get involved in all aspects of the agriculture and research and development areas within the business.


This varied role will provide you with an opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the Environmental department and participate in continuous improvement projects within a fast-paced food manufacturing environment.

Human Resources

As your skills and knowledge develop over time, you will get involved in all aspects of HR within a fast-paced food manufacturing environment and your responsibility will increase.

Retail National Account Management

This exciting role will see you gain a wide range of business experience skills, providing support to major UK retail supermarket customer accounts. 

Operations & Commercial

Work in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment gaining a hands-on experience across all aspects of operations, production and commercial with a focus on continuous improvement. 

New Product Development

You will be involved in supporting and managing the NPD process to ensure new and re-developed products are launched successfully. 

Livestock procurement

An exciting opportunity to learn about all areas of livestock procurement within the business, gaining a full understanding of production and operations.

Food Safety & Quality

A hands-on opportunity to understand and impact on food safety, quality and animal welfare across a fast-paced food manufacturing environment. Ensuring legislative compliance, customer excellence and continuous improvement.

Mechanical Engineering

As an engineering graduate you will be hands on and, on the go, working in a fast paced, busy environment overseeing electrical, mechanical and automation projects in a food manufacturing business.

Accounting & Finance

Gain a robust understanding in all aspects of the Finance Function with support at every step of the way to attain the professional qualifications needed to become a finance leader of the future.