FIELD DAY FOR GRADUATES AS MUSHROOM FIRM CREATES 20 POSTS

Minister for Employment and Learning, Dr. Stephen Farry, recently welcomed the launch of the companyÕs Graduate Programme 2014 at Stormont. Pictured are l-r Ciara O'Connor, Training and Development Graduate, from Crossmaglen, Minister for Employment and Learning, Dr. Stephen Farry, Maria Morrison, Occupational Psychologist - Development and Talent Specialist, Monaghan Mushrooms, Tara Wison, Training and Development Director, Monaghan Mushrooms and  Andrew Shanks, Farm Manager, from Tandragee.

Minister Dr. Stephen Farry, (second left) recently welcomed the launch of the company’s Graduate Programme 2014 at Stormont. Pictured are l-r Ciara O’Connor, Training and Development Graduate, from Crossmaglen, Maria Morrison, Occupational Psychologist – Development and Talent Specialist, Monaghan Mushrooms, Tara Wison, Training and Development Director, Monaghan Mushrooms and Andrew Shanks, Farm Manager, from Tandragee.

MONAGHAN Mushrooms, Europe’s largest producer of mushrooms and one of the world’s largest producers of mushrooms, has created 20 new jobs for graduates.

The Minister for Employment and Learning, Dr. Stephen Farry, recently welcomed the launch of the company’s Graduate Programme 2014 at Stormont.

A dedicated website for graduates has been developed at www.mmgraduates.com and applications can be made online until February 14.

“I congratulate Monaghan Mushrooms for their commitment to training and development though their Graduate Programme,” said Minister for Employment and Learning Dr Stephen Farry.

“By offering career entry and progression with an expanding company, they are retaining talented individuals who can support the company as it makes a significant contribution to the Northern Ireland economy.”

Monaghan Mushrooms is an international business, operating in six countries with a workforce of over 3,500.

It is a recognised world leader in its sector and first launched its one-year Graduate Programme in 2011.

In association with the Irish Management Institute, the company has since developed its Graduate Progamme from one year to two years, offering career progression to graduate employees across a range of sectors.

They include Agricultural Science, Agribusiness Management, Distribution, Data Analysis, Engineering, Food, Finance, HR, Logistics, Marketing, R&D, Technology, Sales and Supply Chain.

“This investment is to support our growth agenda in Europe and North America, whilst at the same time retaining talent in the UK and Ireland and developing the next generation of business leaders,” said Paul Wilson, COO, Monaghan Mushrooms.

“The programme will present graduate employees with the opportunity to be fast-tracked within a growing business and they will benefit from great career opportunities and travel.”

Candidates must be globally mobile and will spend part of the programme in a placement outside their home country at one of the company’s operations in the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.

Graduates will be given the opportunity to experience a range of roles within the company, to ensure Monaghan Mushrooms finds the correct fit for the skills and abilities that each graduate brings.

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