Meet Bruna


Food Safety & Quality Graduate

My name is Bruna Pinho, and I am from Portugal. I have been working at Dunbia Dungannon since December 2020, when I moved to Northern Ireland. After working in Quality Assurance, I soon realised that the Dunbia Brighter Futures Graduate Programme would be a fantastic option for my professional development.

I’ve been working as a graduate in the Food Safety & Quality (FSQ) Department since October 2021.


At Dunbia, we have the opportunity to learn something new every day. As an FSQ Graduate, we learn all of the department’s roles, which prepares us for any situation. Since beginning this programme, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a large project that involved the installation of new production lines, as well as new labellers and product setup systems. I had the necessary training for this entire process, in which I was responsible for everything related to the setup of all the products. I also ensure that everything was in accordance with the client’s specifications, from weights to label design and everything in between. I have also had the opportunity to receive HACCP training, which is hugely helpful to me in my role going forward.

Currently, I’m learning the roles of Team Leader and Quality Manager where I have been assisting with multiple tasks including Good Manufacturing Practice audits. Dungannon has two different sites (primary and retail) which allows you to be aware of the complete process right through to the final product, which is of great benefit to me to understand how the whole business works.

From my first day of joining Dunbia, I have felt everyone’s support which is particularly important to me being an international graduate. The opportunities I have to develop different projects, the training I receive every day, and the ongoing support of senior leaders who guide me with their experience, have helped me to develop both professionally and personally. I am inspired to always give my best. There is a strong team spirit at Dunbia and I always feel I have the support that I need.


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.