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9.3 / 10

(based on 12 ratings in 2019)


"The training is both general and functional. It mainly consists of selling skills, which is delivered by an external sales consultancy."
Graduate, Peterborough
"I have been on core functional training within supply chain, learning more about manufacturing principles that can really enhance our performance in the workplace (Continuous Improvement and IOSH). I've also done non-functional training with the wider grad cohort (time management and organisational workshops), which has greatly benefited my performance on the scheme."
Procurement, Graduate, Brighton
"The ABF graduate scheme provides a training programme that covers everything from time management to presentation skills. Training has continued since leaving the graduate scheme and I have completed IOSH, HACCP Level 3, APM Project Management Qualification, PUWER training and CDM training."
Graduate, Leigh
"You get loads of training to begin with, with advice applicable to your role. Training tails off appropriately as you start to settle into your day-to-day work and projects."
Entry level, Tilbury
"The graduate scheme provides us with both functional and non-functional training. I am now first aid trained, CI trained and IOSH trained. I have also had training on presentation skills, time management, followership and many other skills."
Graduate, Peterborough
"The graduate scheme includes training for functional skills as well as professional development. Some of these training days have been really good and allow you to socialise with the other graduates from different ABF businesses. The only thing that I would change is that a lot of the training is carried out by internal trainers, which means that you don't get any professional qualifications from it."
Graduate, Andover


"Training is a mixture of delivery and on the job. There's some formal training but you learn most from actively doing the role."
Marketing, Entry level, London
"We've had training on selling, time management, understanding working styles and behaviours and about influencing and assertiveness."
"Core training is undertaken by all ABF graduate schemes and then this is followed by functional training depending on what scheme you are on."
Supply Chain, Graduate, Manchester
"Over the two years we have had over 16 dedicated training courses including high-level influencing and advanced presentation skills, as well as more function-specific skills such as selling and negotiation."
Graduate, Maidenhead
"There's a wide range of training including presentation skills, project management and time management and influencing. There are also: practical engineering training, covering pneumatics, electrical maintenance, mechanical maintenance and bench fitting skills to cover any gaps."
Graduate, Stevenage
"Training is there if you want it. If you push for something you will get it."
Supply Chain, Graduate, Peterborough
"There are lots of training opportunities both at graduate level, sales level and business level. Line managers always ensure you have the right opportunities to develop and work on the areas that you aren't as strong on. Personal development plans help to facilitate this."
Graduate, Biggleswade
"I have received a lot of formal training from the company, both management training and technical training for my role specifically. In terms of informal training, that is more up to you to find the gaps in your development and bring this up with your line manager."
Graduate, London
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