Production Technologist (Placement Student)

Greencore Group
Closing date
15 Mar 2021

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Job Details

1 Year industrial work placement in New Product Development

The Placement:

  • 1-month induction to the key departments and stakeholders in the business
  • Working under the guidance of a Product Developer, project-based placement including product creation, benchmarking, sample make ups and submissions, sourcing new ingredients and product reheat verification. 
  • Own the day to day responsibility, for delivery of individual projects, to achieve category innovation goals.
  • Work with the team of Product Development Managers and Product Developers to deliver the critical path/project plan against the brief.
  • Be accountable for delivering their aspects of the project and, on time, on budget and to agreed performance targets.

This role will encompass all stages of development and delivery including idea generation, creative kitchen development, all the way through to factory trials and launches.

This includes all product, packaging and product make-up and guardianship of the quality standards of finished product and ingredients

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Be responsible for delivery of individual products to achieve category innovation goals and objectives.
  • To continuously review the project status of all products and take corrective action if product/project moves off track through liaising with their manager or wider team.
  • To complete all relevant documentation through WORD or EXCEL and internal systems.
  • To work on individual products/projects and progress them through to launch. Both the internal and external customer process. Keeping Line Manager and or project manager up to speed.
  • Support on product submissions. Ordering ingredients and collating factory ingredients.
  • Nutritional analysis and shelf life testing conducted on approved products.
  • Organizing and sending customer samples and setting quality attributes.
  • Ensure full and accurate documentation of recipes and packaging at all stages of development.
  • To produce samples from for photography (when required)
Job Description

Please only apply for this role if you are currently an undergraduate completing a Food focused degree, covering Food and Nutrition.

** If you're not studying towards a Food Education, please do not apply for the role. **

You may not have heard of us, but we are sure you’ve tried our products. We are a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing c. 11,500 colleagues across 16 manufacturing sites we supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

Here at Selby we employ a team over 750 colleagues. A site steeped in history, we are the UK’s number one manufacturer of customer private label cooking sauces and pickles. We have been serving our customers out of our Selby site since 1914.

We produce more than 160 million units per year across 600 different product lines for customers such as Morrisons, Tesco, Aldi & Asda

What we’re looking for

Please only apply for this role if you are currently completing a degree focused towards Food and Nutrition or another related subject. 

** If you're not studying towards a Food Education, please do not apply for the role. **

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated students with a real passion for food to join us and develop their skills in an NPD environment.

If this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success.

If this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success.

What you’ll get in return
  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.



About Us

Join us and be part of our great team, committed to making every day taste better.

We’re a vibrant, fast-paced, leading food manufacturer, employing 12,200 colleagues across 16 world-class manufacturing sites and 18 distribution depots across the UK.

We supply all the UK’s food retailers, with everything from sandwiches, salads, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles, quiche, Yorkshire Puddings and ready meals. With an annual turnover of more than £1.2bn, we manufacture around 619 million sandwiches and other food to go products, 116 million chilled prepared meals and 264 million bottles of cooking sauces & pickles every year. We also complete more than 10,000 deliveries to stores each day to help keep the nation fed.

We work hard to ensure that Greencore is a great place to work and our people truly are at the core. We’re committed to ensuring all our colleagues have development plans and strive to provide inspiring leadership - in fact, in the past year we’ve seen an 11% increase in the number of colleagues who would recommend Greencore as a place to work. Why not come join us?

We’re always looking for passionate and talented people who can help us drive our future success. To see how you can grow your career with Greencore, visit our careers website and find your future in food.

For further information go to or follow Greencore on social media.

Find Us
Midland Way
Barlborough Links Business Park
S43 4XA
United Kingdom

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