Chief Executive, Michael Hanley today welcomed the first group of participants on the Lakeland Dairies Graduate Development Programme.
As he welcomed the new graduates who will take part in the two year development programme Mr. Hanley said; “This is a very exciting time for the dairy industry in Ireland and a wonderful opportunity for not just this group of new talent into Lakeland Dairies but for everyone associated with the company, existing employees and suppliers alike.”
Mr. Hanley also went on to say; “Lakeland Dairies is proud and fortunate to have an excellent, highly skilled and dedicated workforce with strong business capability, research skills, technical expertise and experience and our new Graduate Programme is just one of a number of initiatives to further enhance the skills and talent across all parts of our business.”
Speaking at the welcome event the Head of Group Human Resources Tadhg O’Halloran said; “To sustain our continuing progress we have redefined our human resources strategy to focus on and further enhance our resource capabilities through the development of our people. This cohort of talented young graduates from around the country have joined the co-operative in disciplines ranging from Food Science, Human Nutrition, Information Technology to Supply Chain & Logistics, Engineering and Agri-Science at a time when Lakeland Dairies and the dairy industry at large is expected to rise to the challenges and opportunities that are associated with the removal of milk quota’s in 2015 and will I am sure join with all our employees to ensure that we maximise these opportunities for all of our stakeholders.”