Manufacturing Graduate

Placements available throughout the UK, from the south of England to Scotland
£24,500 + an additional £1000 payment when you start
08 Sep 2017
06 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time



Placements available throughout the UK, from the south of England to Scotland

If you’re looking for a career that gives you real accountability and an incredible level of variety, a manufacturing career at Bakkavor is for you. We use materials, labour and equipment to create thousands of food products every day. Your challenge will be to get them all together in the right place, in the right quantity – to be delivered at the right time.

Who is Bakkavor?

Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared foods in the United Kingdom, with a fast-developing international presence in the United States and China. In total, we have 19,000 employees worldwide.

In the UK, we are number one across all four categories within fresh prepared foods, Meals, Salads, Desserts and Pizza & Bread. 

Our customers include some of the UK’s best known grocery retailers such as Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda, Morrisons, Co-op and Aldi who sell our products to consumers under their respective retailer brands.

Our operations in the US and China supply fresh prepared food to both retail and foodservice customers.

Our Manufacturing Programme

You’ll work in two 12-month placements, doing real jobs with a varied product portfolio and different customers. You’ll spend some time focusing on Logistics, Planning or Engineering. And you’ll also take responsibility for managing operators on a line. In addition to on-the-job coaching and mentoring, you’ll experience training in subjects such as presentation skills, intelligent manufacturing, leadership and management. After two years, we’ll expect you to be working as a Supervisor or Section Manager, setting you up for a future senior operations role.

What you’ll need

You’ll need a manufacturing, engineering or business related degree at a minimum 2:2 and at least 3 months’ work experience in a manufacturing or professional services environment. As well as organisational and technical skills, you'll need to promote the highest standards in health and safety. 

What we offer

As well as a salary of £24,500, you’ll receive an additional £1000 payment when you start, and your salary is reviewed after completing your first year with us. We’ll also cover the costs for 2 weeks B&B or rent, plus reasonable removal costs. Our sites are located throughout the UK and your placements could take you from the south of England to Scotland. There may even be the chance to work in one of our international sites. So you’ll need to show great flexibility.

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Our Accelerated Management Scheme is for graduates who can think bigger and grow faster. We created it to develop the future-leaders and shapers of our business.