Musgrave celebrates young professionals at annual Early Careers Summit

Applications for the 2025 Musgrave Graduate Programme open in September 2024



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28 June 2024

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Musgrave celebrated outstanding talent at its annual Early Careers Summit, highlighting the achievements of its young professionals through a series of awards.

This landmark event provided a platform for early careers professionals from the Musgrave Graduate Programme, Intern programme and other roles across the business to connect with senior leaders, share their insights on their careers to date, in addition to showcasing a range of research projects undertaken as part of the graduate programme.

The summit culminated in an awards ceremony that honoured the exceptional contributions of early careers colleagues across five categories. 

The winners include:

  • Graduate of the Year: Mary Nealon – Retail Operations graduate
  • Best Business Impact: Seán Cassidy – Supply Chain team leader
  • Best Team Impact: Sam Kane – Data Scientist
  • Rising Star: Kate McCarthy – Product Manager
  • Early Careers Manager of the Year: Jamie Caffrey – store manager, SuperValu Blanchardstown

Early Careers Summit

The Early Careers Summit is part of Musgrave’s ongoing commitment to nurturing early career talent and providing career development opportunities.  

Anchoring the summit were presentations from four project teams participating in the Musgrave Graduate Programme. 

The teams worked on business projects over several months, culminating in recommendations presented to senior leaders. 

Each project was sponsored by a member of the executive team, offering graduates valuable mentorship opportunities.

“The objective of the Early Careers Summit is to create a moment that matters for early careers colleagues, supporting them in learning about various careers within Musgrave, networking with peers and senior leaders, and highlighting the wealth of development opportunities in our business,” said Siobháin Scanlon, Early Careers manager, Musgrave. 

“Winning the Rising Star award is an incredible honour, I am grateful for the support and opportunities provided by Musgrave, which have driven my professional growth,” said product manager, Kate McCarthy.

The recognition motivates McCarthy to continue striving for excellence and contributing to the success of Musgrave. 

Looking ahead

Musgrave plans to expand the summit to include an even broader range of early careers professionals, ensuring the event continues to be engaging and interactive into the future.

The Early Careers Summit is an important part of the Musgrave Graduate Programme, a programme that offers graduates a structured transition from college to the workplace. 

It is one of the country’s leading graduate programmes and has been operating for more than 30 years.

The Musgrave 2025 Graduate Programme opens in September 2024, interested applicants can register their interest now here.

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