What does your job involve?
Being a part of the New Product Development team involves working on new product and process concepts. This includes taste and texture enhancements, new ingredients, and recipe formulations. There is a focus on ensuring good quality control, effective team working and delivering customer and consumer satisfaction whilst maintaining competitive advantage. I am involved in many projects, such as conducting production trials, carrying out desktop research, holding benchmarking sessions and despatching samples to customers.
When did you join Dale Farm, and in what capacity?
I joined Dale Farm in August 2018 as a Graduate Management Trainee. This gave me the opportunity to gain cross-functional exposure throughout the company in departments such as New Product Development, Quality & Technical and Marketing.
What attracted you to our Graduate scheme?
I was attracted to the graduate scheme because it offered a wide range of opportunities to succeed. Being able to participate in the Future Leaders Programme through Queen's University Belfast provides personal and professional development along with a formal qualification. I also loved the idea of working in a fast-paced, challenging, varied environment. It is a great place to make friends and to build positive working relationships.