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About pladis Global

pladis is a global biscuit and confectionery company that combines 350+ years of experience to bring happiness to the world with every bite.

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pladis is home to some of the UK & Ireland’s most loved and consumed food brands such as McVitie’s Digestives ™, Jaffa, Penguin, Mini Cheddars, Jacob’s, Carr’s Table Water biscuits and go ahead!

Our Story

The pladis story began when the families of McVitie’s, Godiva and Ulker each started making the sweet and savoury treats they would later become famous for.

In 2016, Yildiz Holding embarked on a remarkable journey to transform its consumer food businesses and create a new global industry leader; and so pladis was born. Named after the ‘Pleiades’ constellation, a group of seven stars visible from anywhere on earth, pladis retains the values and beliefs of the Ulker family; honesty, integrity, passion.

As pladis we set out each and every day to promise happiness to the world with every bite.

Inspired By You

Although we’re a big organisation, with seven manufacturing facilities, a distribution centre, five office locations and sell our products in more than 130 countries, we’re still a family business. We want everyone in our family to succeed and thrive. And most of all, we believe in spreading the pladis happiness.

If you want to pursue an exciting and challenging career, work with iconic brands and bring happy moments to our customers, then pladis is the place for you.

Our 16,000 colleagues, in every corner of the world, bring their own experience of happiness to pladis. Each of us is unique but coming together as one family of bakers and chocolatiers working hard, with pride and with purpose.

And while we’re all unique, we share something in common. It’s the code by which we live and work. We call it our ‘Winning Traits & Behaviours’:

  • Purpose Led
  • Agile
  • Collaborative
  • Positive
  • Resilient.

Could you be the next star in the pladis constellation?

Our Future Leaders Graduate Programme

Through our 2-year Future Leaders Graduate Programme, you will be offered global ambition, a clear vision and roadmap for success, challenge, and unrivalled opportunities to learn and make an impact.

Join us on one of our exciting Future Leaders graduate pathways:

  • Brand Activation (Marketing)
  • Category Management (Customer)
  • Business Development (Customer)
  • Insights Analysis (Insights)
  • Product Development (Research & Development)
  • Process Development (Research & Development)
  • Revenue Growth (Net Revenue Management, Finance)

Recruitment Process

  • CV & application form
  • Verbal and numerical reasoning tests
  • Video interview
  • Commercial presentation

Our Brand New Global Head Office At Chiswick Park

The majority of our graduate roles are based in the beautiful Chiswick Park, which comprises of 1.8 million sq ft of award-winning accommodation, arranged as a necklace of 12 office buildings.

Each building faces the Park's 'inner garden' with a featured two-tier lake, waterfall, decked boardwalk, pathways, events space and landscaping. The Park also houses over 45,000 sq ft of retail including the on-site Virgin Active gym, restaurants, convenience stores and an ever-changing array of pop-up traders and street-food vendors.

As a fast-growing, global company, pladis’ new workspace is purpose-designed to meet the businesses’ needs and is a place to work, share, collaborate and belong. Spread out over approximately 28,000 sq ft, the office is modern and fresh, yet also pays homage to the history and heritage of pladis, as a family of bakers. A carefully curated range of workspaces, quiet zones and collaboration settings enable employees to come together, work and think creatively, and foster an inclusive, innovative culture.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is central to everything we do and is reflected across our business. pladis brings together brands and people from around the globe – and this diversity is our great strength.

We’re an equal opportunities employer and believe in fostering an inclusive environment where we celebrate diversity of thinking and respect everyone’s distinctive qualities and perspectives.

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Facts and figures
  • Number of employees: 10000+
Industry sectors
  • Science, R&D, Food industry
  • Hospitality, Sport, Leisure & Tourism
  • Marketing, Advertising & PR
  • Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Retail, Business & Commercial Services
  • Technology