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Associated British Foods - Grocery

Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients & retail group with sales in excess of £13bn, over 130,000 employees and a presence in 50 countries.

We recruit 20-25 graduates each year into our Grocery division, which comprises eight consumer-facing businesses that manufacture and market a variety of well-known brands both nationally and internationally. The businesses have developed an enviable portfolio of leading grocery brands, such as Jordans cereals, Patak’s curry pastes, Kingsmill bread, Ryvita crispbread, Silver Spoon sugar, Twinings tea and many more! We’ve also recently acquired two fantastic sports nutrition brands; High 5 and Reflex Nutrition, further broadening the categories in which we operate.

ABF focuses on giving people real responsibility and growing profit whilst operating in a friendly and down to earth way. Our graduate schemes are designed to give you relevant experience and the stretch to become one of our future leaders. You’ll get a real job on day one with training, development and support to help you flourish. We encourage networking and the building of cross-functional as well as cross-business relationships and there are plenty of opportunities to maximise your career growth by experiencing different brands, categories, processes, and even continents!


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Graduate profiles

    • Charlotte – Technical Graduate

      After 4 years of studying Biochemistry at Oxford University I was keen to gain some industrial experience and embark upon the ABF Technical Graduate Scheme. My interest in food science developed... View profile

    • Holly – Customer Development Graduate

      I graduated with a first in French and Economics from the University of Sheffield; a background that you wouldn’t necessarily associate with sales. But as one of my placements on my year abroad I... View profile

    • Zach – Supply Chain Graduate

      I think that one of the great things about ABF is that they take on graduates from many degree disciplines; I studied International Business Management at the University of Lincoln which led me to... View profile

    • Alex – Marketing Graduate

      I chose to work at ABF because the scheme and business really appealed to me. The scheme appealed to me because you get to spend a year in 2 different businesses on different brands, meaning you... View profile

    • Madeleine Prince – Procurement graduate

      I was initially attracted to Associated British Foods because of its international presence , the range of exciting brands and companies which form part of ABF, and the ethical and sustainability... View profile

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