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Graduate Trainee

BerryWorld Ltd
Various locations within the UK depending on business requirements
£22,000 with opportunity to rise subject to performance
Closing date
16 Jun 2022

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Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Department: Technical/Agronomy/Production

Reports to: Line Manager

Company: BerryWorld Group

Location:  Various locations within the UK depending on business requirements

Salary: £22,000 with opportunity to rise subject to performance


Job Purpose:

To acquire sufficient knowledge and experience to fulfil a production, packing or technical role in a managerial capacity at the end of the training period.

Key Accountabilities and Objectives:

Depending on the specific rotations of the graduate scheme these may include:

  • Soft fruit production and protection How to successfully grow and harvest soft fruit crops Understanding and application of agronomic practices How to manage a workforce
  • Packhouse management, quality assurance and auditing How to meet customer quality expectations Understanding of the chill chain and process flow Meeting customer deadlines How to manage a workforce
  • Plant production and propagation How to successfully grow and harvest commercial plant material Understanding of plant breeding and propagation Meeting customer deadlines How to manage a workforce
  • An understanding of Customer-Grower interactions How to successfully market soft fruit to commercial retailers Understanding of the relationship management between customer and grower Meeting customer deadlines Understanding how local production fits within global fruit production
  • Agroeconomic sustainability and Biodiversity Understanding the factors affecting sustainable soft fruit production How to manage and compile trial data Look at new technologies to improve suitability Find ways to increase IPM efficacy in soft fruit production

Key Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and communicate with people at all levels Self-organised with an ability to plan a workload Resilience, the ability to work in pressurised situations and numerous weather conditions Flexibility, the ability to occasionally work unsociable hours and drive long distances Good time management skills, accustomed to meeting time critical deadlines Enthusiastic with a willingness to learn quickly

Company Initiatives and Compliance

  • Take responsibility for the Health and Safety of yourself and others whilst at work Support Company Initiatives and demonstrate Company Values. To comply with all legal and statutory obligations applicable to the role. Participate in training and personal development activities as required Carry out any other reasonable tasks as required by the Company.

Other Information: This is a two-year trainee scheme made up of scheduled placements; these are likely to vary in location and ability to relocate is pre-requisite.



Since 1994 we’ve worked with our partners to breed, grow and bring great berries to shoppers. Our R&D teams have tried, tested and developed over 2 million varieties to make sure our berries are always delicious.

We have an appetite to bring food lovers worldwide the very best berries; ones that not only taste great but are sustainable for our growers too. Great berries, for future generations; truly sustainalicious.​ ​

And we don’t stop there. We want every BerryWorld berry to be bursting with goodness. That means bred, grown, picked with care and packed with flavour, for an experience that awakens taste buds and consciences across the world.​

Find Us
Turnford Place
Great Cambridge Road Turnford
EN10 6NH
United Kingdom
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