Food Technology - Graduate Scheme

If you are interested in the scientific and technical aspects of food manufacturing, join us in this fascinating area.

You will find yourself working with teams across our business to ensure we develop and manufacture safe, high-quality products day in, day out.

We Are Bakkavor

Every day millions of people around the globe enjoy our food. We are Bakkavor, a leading provider in the fast-moving and dynamic world of fresh prepared food. We are over 19,000 people working together across the UK, the US and China, to provide thousands of different products to our customers who include the world's top grocery retailers and foodservice operators, and ultimately, consumers who want fresh, convenient foods. Creating great tasting food has been part of our DNA since 1986.

Our Food Technology Programme

Over two 12-month placements, you will be working closely with various departments such as New Product Development, Production, and Purchasing to help determine what can and cannot be done with processes and technology. Typical placements are Quality Auditor (monitoring compliance with technical standards), Process Technologist (developing new product concepts into real products) and Technical Systems (developing and maintaining due diligence systems).

Expect to gain key skills in everything from food safety to food labelling, microbiology to internal auditing and factory hygiene to data compliance. Not to mention generalist management and leadership skills to become a key member of the team as we continue to develop you into a Technical Manager. Ultimately, it is about giving you an all-round understanding of our Technical department and our food manufacturing business, as the journey from farm to fork is fast-moving and complex!

What You Will Need:

  • Completed at least a 2:2 honours degree in a technical, food related or science based degree.
  • Three months' experience working in a technical, manufacturing or professional services environment.
  • The pace is fast, so excellent organisational skills are a must.
  • You will need to combine your interpersonal, technical and influencing skills with a business-focused approach whilst maintaining the highest standards in health and safety.

What We Offer:

We believe a strong compensation and benefits package is important for recruiting and retaining top talent. We are therefore committed to creating a benefits programme that is competitive and flexible to work around you:

  • £27,000 salary which is reviewed after completing your first year with us.
  • £1,000 sign-on bonus.
  • The opportunity to own a brand new car at cheaper rates to get you on the road through Zenith.
  • Competitive pension scheme.
  • A two year Leadership Training Programme with Fieri Leadership
  • 25 days holiday with the option to purchase additional holidays.
  • Relocation assistance for each placement. 

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