Commercial, Sales and Management 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

By joining Bakkavor’s Commercial Sales and Management training programme, you’ll not only be embarking on a rewarding career at the heart of food manufacturing. You’ll gaining exceptional all-round experience along with the opportunity to shape the future of our business.

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 Commercial Programme

From day one, you’ll contribute to key business projects and add value to your team. Over two 12-month placements, we’ll give you valuable exposure to a variety of business areas. And we’ll get you liaising with our customers, which include many of the biggest names in retail. You’ll start as an Account Executive, supporting our Commercial Managers and Category Managers. After two years, you’ll become an Account Manager for one of our major accounts. We’ll expect you to become a Commercial Manager within 5 years.

What you’ll need

You’ll need a Business, Marketing, Economics or food related degree at a minimum of 2:2 and at least 3 months’ work experience in a commercial, manufacturing or professional services environment. You’re confident speaking to customers, numerate, analytical and PC savvy.

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

Apply today

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.