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Employees: 1001 to 5000

At Premier Foods we have a purpose: to create food the nation loves most for modern life.

A leading food business

As one of the UK’s largest food producers, we’re passionate about food and believe, each and every day, we have the opportunity to enrich life for everyone. We employ over 4,000 dedicated colleagues operating from 15 sites across the country, supplying a range of retail, wholesale, foodservice and other customers with our iconic brands which feature in millions of homes every day.

Our Graduate Programmes:

Our tailored Graduate programmes offer exciting and highly rewarding opportunities for you to make the very best start to your career, whilst making a real difference across our business.

The content of the programme you join will be driven by the relevant function/business unit, however all programmes will have a rotational element and will enable you to gain a broad exposure to our business: providing you with the knowledge and experience you need for a fast-tracked career.

Following a four week induction programme, which will be a mixture of office and remote working, together with time spent at our manufacturing sites or with our retail sales teams, you'll work within the specific function/business unit you have been recruited for.

This period (which will be up to two years) includes a dynamic and structured development programme delivering a high level of autonomy and responsibility from the start, which will test your tenacity, innovation and desire to achieve results. After successful completion of the programme you can expect a first appointment to a role with significant responsibility.

From the start you'll have access to a suite of skills development courses including presentations skills, time management and communication skills, as well as sponsored professional development.

Rewards & Benefits

We’re keen that our colleagues feel their contribution to our success is valued. We believe our salary packages are competitive within our industry, and we regularly benchmark not just pay but also our wider rewards and benefits packages to ensure we’re competitive.

  • Graduate Starting salary of £30,000 per annum
  • Full funding and study support for your relevant professional qualification
  • Relocation support loan
  • Pension and life assurance
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Sharesave scheme
  • A business mentor
  • Employee discount platform - The Hamper
  • Employee assistance scheme

Meet our People



Our Enriching Life Plan

As one of the UK’s leading food producers and home to some of the nation’s most loved and iconic brands, we have both an opportunity and a responsibility to forge a healthier future for our planet and everyone on it.

Our sustainability strategy, known as our Enriching Life Plan, encompasses everything we touch, from the products we make to the ingredients we source and the communities we operate in. With our purpose, enriching life through food, at its heart, the plan highlights our commitment to a more sustainable food system and, in turn, the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Guiding our work to 2030, it sets out our ambitions to make more nutritious and sustainable food, contribute to a healthier planet and nourish the lives of our colleagues and communities.

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Inclusion & Diversity

What Inclusivity & Diversity means to Premier?

The core of our Inclusion and Diversity Strategy at Premier Foods is to provide a safe environment so that everyone feels they can bring their true authentic self to work and thrive.

It’s also vital for the sustainability of our businesses and economies. Everyone stands to benefit when we embrace and value the diversity of thoughts, ideas and ways of working that our people bring.


Purpose and Values

Enriching Life Through Food

Our Purpose

Our purpose reminds us what we're here to do – enrich life through food.

It guides us, it motivates us, and it’s reflected in every element of how we run our business today. It means enriching life for our consumers by ensuring that the food we create enables people to lead sustainable, healthier lifestyles and by creating loved brands that bring moments of enjoyment to their lives throughout the day.

It also means enriching life for our colleagues by creating an inclusive culture of entrepreneurship, where people can reach their full potential, as well as attracting the very best talent and embracing diversity along the way.

Enriching Life through Food is about making food in a way that respects the world’s resources, the same resources we rely on to make our delicious food. Whether that’s reducing our environmental footprint through climate action, reducing food waste, or maintaining high ethical standards across our supply chain.

By continuing to enrich the lives of our consumers and our colleagues as well as the planet we live on, we can nurture our business effectively and sustainably, and look forward to many more years of healthy growth ahead of us.

Our values

We’re committed to creating a truly Great Place to Work. Our shared values give us a common framework for decisions and help guide us in the way we do things, and we challenge each other to live them day by day. Over the last few years, significant progress has been made in embedding the Group's purpose and values across the business, increasing investment in communication and engagement with colleagues, and up-weighting training in areas such as leadership and inclusion.

As one of the UK's leading food businesses, we employ over 4,000 colleagues, and we're committed to creating a truly great place to work. Our shared values are the DNA of our business and act as our moral compass helping guide us in the way we do things. They give us a common framework for decision making and enable us to challenge ourselves, and each other, to ensure we live them day-to-day.

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Premier Foods' Brands


Delve into the tasty world of Ambrosia rice and custard, made with fresh milk full of Devon goodness and making mealtimes special since 1917. Why not try Ambrosia's best ever creamy Deluxe custard?

Angel Delight

Angel Delight whipped dessert is a firm family favourite, with little angels loving its light, milky taste since 1967...


If it’s tasty dumplings you’re making, it has to be Atora! Since 1893 Atora has been recognised as a convenient, economical and reliable food, with a very good storage life.


Batchelors has been helping families enjoy quick, convenient and delicious food for more than a century, championing simple light meal solutions using the latest food technology.


Be-Ro sells enough plain flour each year to make more than 450 million Yorkshire puddings, and enough self-raising flour each year to make around 70 million sponge cakes.


Bird's custard powder brings you custard just the way you like it and there's no feeling quite like making your own.


Whether it’s a roast with all the trimmings or a beef and ale casserole, our Bisto brand has been a part of family mealtimes since 1908.


It's the classic taste of real Cadbury chocolate, that makes our Cadbury treats so tasty. Our tasty range of cakes includes the classic Mini-Rolls, Cake Bars, and lots more all the result of a long-standing exclusive partnership with the makers of the UK's favourite chocolate.

Cadbury is a trademark of Mondelez International and is used under license.


FUEL10K is a vibrant, breakfast focused brand portfolio of granola, oats and drinks products.


Homepride, aided by the famous Fred, have been making great meals simple since pioneering cook-in sauces in the 1970s. Today, Fred's sauces help anyone cook a wide range of dishes quickly and easily, with the American Sticky range bringing a taste of the US to everyday meals.

Loyd Grossman

Loyd Grossman, who has been making great sauces for over 20 years, believes it takes the right ingredients to create the right flavours. Only the best ingredients make up the bold Classic and unique Gastro sauces, and premium Pour Over flavours, to help everyone easily create mouth-watering meals.

Loyd Grossman is a trademark, and is used under license.


Marvel dried milk is a convenient and long-lasting way to deliver tasty milk flavour to hot drinks.

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Whatever you’re baking, McDougalls is there with plain or self-raising flour to help make your creations light and extra tasty.

Mr Kipling

What makes a Mr Kipling cake? A dash of imagination, a spoonful of delight and quality ingredients, all baked with love since 1967. Find out more about our delicious Exceedingly Good range, packed with wholesome ingredients!


OXO is a firm favourite of British life, helping transform mealtimes since 1847 with our iconic OXO cubes, and now with our innovative Stock Pots too.


It wouldn't be Christmas without Paxo, but our tasty stuffing is a must-have for every roast Turkey or Chicken all year round.


Plantastic We believe life shouldn't be about compromise especially when it comes to food. It's time for plant based food that's exciting to eat. Where every bite looks good, tastes great and feels amazing.
That's why our plant based recipes are packed with ingredients from mother nature. Our bold and unique flavour combinations, using fruits, vegetables and spices are totally delicious.


Saxa is one of the UK's best-known brands providing tasty flavour to meals including the famous salt.

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As the number one brand in Asian cuisine in the UK, Sharwood's takes consumers on a taste adventure with it’s range of Indian, Chinese and other Oriental sauces.


Smash by Batchelors easily provides the smashing taste of great mashed potato every time!

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The Spice Tailor

The Spice Tailor is a premium, authentic Indian and South East Asian meal kits and accompaniments brand helping to bring delicious, authentic and easy-to-cook meals to people’s kitchen.

Latest opportunities

Latest opportunities

  • Finance Graduate Scheme 2024

  • Engineering (Operations) Graduate Programme

  • Customer Graduate Scheme 2024