Dunbia NI has chosen Marie Curie as its employee nominated charity for 2015/16.

Employees at the company’s Dungannon and Ballymena sites will hold a number of fund-raising events throughout the year with all monies raised donated directly to Marie Curie.

Speaking at the launch of the partnership, Jim Dobson, Dunbia Chief Executive commented: “Marie Curie was chosen as Dunbia’s nominated charity through an employee vote so we know we have a keen support within the company for the charity.  Our employees have always been very generous when it comes to supporting charitable events or organisations and I am sure this year will be no exception.”

Dunbia employees will organise a number of events throughout the year.  The first will be a “BIG NIGHT IN” which will run through November.

“The idea behind the BIG NIGHT IN is that staff will organise a night in their own homes and invite family, friends or colleagues who will make a donation to Marie Curie,” explains Phil Boyd, Chairman of Dunbia’s Charity Committee.  “We are encouraging as many staff as possible to join in.”

Another major event in the Dunbia fundraising calendar will be the Farmers Ball and Auction which will be held on 23rd January 2016 in Corick House, Clogher.  “Our Farmers Ball was a tremendous success last year raising over £25,000 for charity,” adds Phil.  “Dunbia’s business is at the heart of the farming agriculture which has always been extremely supportive of our charity events.”

Marie Curie provides care and support through terminal illness.  Sandra Spence, Marie Curie’s Community Fundraiser is delighted with Dunbia’s support: “I am absolutely thrilled that Dunbia staff have chosen Marie Curie as their charity for this year.  Our fund raising depends on community support so to have a company the size of Dunbia with over 1,200 employees in Northern Ireland supporting us is tremendous. On behalf of Marie Curie, I would like to thank Dunbia and look forward to a very successful partnership with them.”


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.