Hovis UK

Development Assistant Placement

Hovis UK
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
06 Oct 2017
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Development Assistant Placement

Location:  Based in High Wycombe

Type of role: Full Time, 12 month placement

Reporting to: Head of Product Development




Hovis Limited is a vertically integrated baking and flour milling business currently operated by The Gores Group as part of a stand-alone joint venture. The Company was created in April 2014 to help release new investment to upgrade its operational infrastructure and reinvigorate the Hovis brand, building on its rich heritage.  Appointed CEO Nish Kankiwala is bringing a wealth of commercial and marketing experience from previous roles with Unilever, Pepsico and Burger King.

Hovis Limited employs approximately 3,600 people at 9 bakeries, 6 flour mills and 2 regional distribution centres across the UK. Hovis is one of the largest bakery brands in the UK and amongst the best known food brands in the country. Hovis Limited also makes Mothers Pride, Ormo and retailer branded bakery products and supplies flour to a range of customers under its Rank Hovis, Fleming Howden and Holgran trading platforms.

A great opportunity has arisen at Hovis we're looking for a development Assistant to work with us for a 12 month long placement to provide technical support in order to assist with delivering continuous product improvement and new product development for Hovis.

Desired Skills and Experience


PC literate

Self starter – can work on own initiative

Team worker

Interest in Food Science

Excellent Communication skills

Good organisational and time-management skills

‘A’ Levels or equivalent in Technical subjects       


Bakery skills

Food Industry knowledge

Driving licence


Applicants must have the right to work in the UK

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