I want to work for Dale Farm. How do I find out what opportunities are available?

All of our vacancies are advertised on our 'Current Opportunities' section of the website. Click here to see what positions are live now.

What is the culture like at Dale Farm?

Our culture is constantly evolving, encouraging our people to be curious and to continuously strive for personal growth. At Dale Farm, our employees are encouraged to be accountable; our working environment is ideal for creative thinkers, who thrive on celebrating their part played in our successes as well as being resilient in learning from our shortfalls. We pride ourselves on providing a working environment that encourages open and creative thinking, allowing for our people to be ambitious and curious in all that they do.

What factors are considered when Dale Farm review my application?

After the closing date for the job you have applied for, we go through each application and review candidate suitability for the position. This selection process uses the essential and desirable criteria that has been outlined in the job advert. This criteria can range from previous experience, to relevant education and qualifications so it is important that you include as much information as possible on your application form.

I already have a CV; can I email this to you rather than go through the online process?

To ensure fairness and consistency in the recruitment and selection process, we require all applications to be submitted through our online portal. The online portal will request that you upload a copy of your CV, and give you the option to also include a cover letter.

I only have a paper copy of my CV; can I post my application to you?

To ensure fairness and consistency in the recruitment and selection process, we require all applications to be submitted through our online portal. The online portal will request that you upload a copy of your CV, and give you the option to also include a cover letter. The online portal is also available on mobile devices, should you not have access to a PC.

I don't have an email address; is there an alternative method to apply?

To ensure fairness and consistency in the recruitment and selection process, we require all applications to be submitted through our online portal. You can use the email address of a friend but please be aware that all communications from us, including invitation to interview, will be sent via email to the email address provided at registration.

I have recently applied online; how long will it be before I hear back from Dale Farm?

The majority of our positions are live for a period of two weeks. After the closing date, we will begin the selection process by shortlisting applications against the predetermined criteria. We aim to arrange interviews within two weeks of the job closing, but in some cases this can take longer. We respond to each applicant that applied to a position, either to invite them to interview or to regretfully inform of their unsuccessful application.

I started the application process and left the application - can I go back to complete it?

Absolutely! When you first register with our online portal, a 6 digit PIN will be sent to the email address that you used to create your account. To complete your application, you can log back on to the system using this PIN and email address. Don't forget to check your junk mail for the PIN!

My PIN isn't working. Can you send me another one?

Unfortunately we cannot generate a PIN or resend a new one, but using the settings function on the online portal will allow you to contact our service provider who will be able to assist.

I didn't get a PIN. Can you send me one?

PINs are generated automatically when you register your account; try looking in your junk mail folder to see if the email was redirected to there. If you need the PIN resent, use the settings function on the online portal which will allow you to contact our service provider who will be able to assist.

I am a Dale Farm employee. Do I have to apply online for a new position that I am interested in?

To ensure fairness and consistency in the recruitment and selection process, we require all applications to be submitted through our online portal. Ensure to include an up to date copy of your CV and include any skills and experience gained through your current employment with Dale Farm.

I have previously applied for a different role with Dale Farm, and see that there is another position that I am interested in; do I need to apply again?

As each application is assigned to an individual recruitment exercise, we require a new application for each position.

I am interested in a position that Dale Farm are advertising, but have questions about the hours of work and salary - what do I do?

We will discuss the remuneration package and provide details on hours of work at the interview.

I have heard that Dale Farm offer Graduate and Student opportunities - when do you start to advertise for these roles?

The advertisements for our Student and Graduate roles tend to be advertised in late January / early February. Be sure to check out our Student and Graduate section on the Careers website to learn more about what we offer!

What career progression opportunities exist within Dale Farm?

At Dale Farm, it is our mission to empower our people to embrace opportunities for career development. That ranges from encouraging employees to move into a management position that becomes available, to relocating to one of our other sites. Our hefty training budget is utilised each year to ensure that we are investing in our ethos of providing a working environment that encourages accountability, resilience and creative thinking.

I have a question about a vacancy - how do I contact you?

We would be delighted to answer any questions you have about the prospect of joining Dale Farm! You can contact our Head Office in Belfast on (028) 9037 2000, or email hr@dalefarm.co.uk