Careers Opportunities

“When people visit our stores we want them to experience something different and special”
Cherry McNamee
Brand Ambassador


Our People

James Whelan Butchers is an award-winning artisan butcher. Our team have a passion for the art of butchery, carrying out traditions passed down from one generation to the next. We invest heavily in putting great teams together, all tasked with building a strong relationship with customers, based on trust.

We are looking for passionate, committed, friendly people to join our team during our very exciting expansion phase. Each team member plays a pivotal role in ensuring our business delivers an excellent product to our customers.


New Store Openings 2019

Naas, Autumn 2019

Limerick, Autumn 2019

We are delighted to announce new store openings in Naas and Limerick later this year. James Whelan Butchers is on a journey of expansion offering rewarding career opportunities. To support this expansion, we are recruiting for talented, ambitious and committed people to join our team. We are also looking for staff for our existing shops in Cork, Clonmel and Dublin.

You can join our team as a Qualified Butcher, Retail Manager or learn the trade by joining our 3 year Butcher Academy programme, one that is unique to Ireland.

To apply you can complete the application form below, or email


Current Opportunities

Our business is expanding. We have a number of opportunities across our stores. Below is a list of opportunities. To apply, please complete the application form below. Please also check what our team says in the videos below.

  • Senior Butcher, Cork
  • Skilled Butcher, Cork
  • Apprentice Butcher, Cork
  • Retail Manager, Cork
  • Qualified Butchers, Clonmel
  • Apprentice Butcher, Clonmel
  • Skilled Butchers, Dublin Stores


To apply you can complete the application form attached, or email


What Our Team Says

“A Career rooted in a craft & the very best of customer care”
Joe O’Mahoney Supervisor
James Whelan Butchers


“As Butchers we carry out traditions passed down from one generation to the next”
Donal McGovern
Senior Butcher


“A chance to be part of a team of approachable, friendly, and knowledgeable experts”
Mike Pickwell
Senior Butcher