Meet James

James Edwards

Technical Graduate

James is currently working at Dunbia in the Food Safety & Quality Department as part of our Brighter Futures Graduate Programme. He first joined Dunbia Llanybydder in 2014 as a summer job in between his studies and we had a chat with him to find out what made him keep coming back!

Meet James 1

How would you describe your experience on the graduate experience at Dunbia?

I started working in Dunbia as a summer job down in the lairage. Since then, every summer I have come back to work in Technical as a Quality Assurance Officer and this year I was offered to do the Food Safety & Quality Graduate Programme and thought it was a great opportunity to progress my career.

Why should candidates apply for the Dunbia Brighter Futures Graduate Programme?

After studying in Cardiff University for 3 years, I like many students, was confused over what I wanted to do in the future. I saw the Dunbia Graduate Programme as an excellent opportunity to progress my career in an industry which I’ve always found interesting

What’s it like working in the Food Safety & Quality Department?

Working in Technical is both challenging and rewarding. Our main priority is to ensure all products that go to our customers are safe and of a high standard. It’s a good challenge to meet and maintain those high standards.

Describe the Dunbia Brighter Futures Graduate Programme in 3 words.

Progressive, challenging and rewarding.

Describe life at Dunbia.

There’s never a dull moment working for Dunbia. There are always new challenges being put in front of you. There’s a great working environment with friendly members of staff. Every day is a new day to learn something new.

What advice would you give to current graduates looking to apply?

Go for it! Get stuck in, be open, be flexible, be ready to learn. It’s a fast-paced environment and the more you’re willing to give, the more you’ll get out of it.

Interested in Dunbia’s Brighter Futures Graduate Programme? Click here to find out more and apply!


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.