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The only graduate schemes that meat lovers should apply for

Katie Harrison
Campaigns Executive

Do you fantasise about juicy burgers, smothered in cheese? Is your first choice in a restaurant always a succulent steak? Do you find yourself craving hot wings after a long, hard day?

Imagine working for a business whose sole mission is to supply the nation with such delicacies. Below, I’ve picked out three companies who do just this, and every single one offers incredible career opportunities for graduates – from rapid progression and expert training to generous salaries and flexible hours.

Scroll down to “meat” them.


1. Dawn Meats – Graduate Programme

  • Nationwide
  • Competitive salary
  • Deadline: ASAP

As you can gather from the name, this scheme really will give you the chance to immerse yourself in a world of ribs, pulled pork and more... Yet it’ll also allow you to develop skills and experience in Marketing, Sales, Finance and everything in between, in an organisation that’s the supplier of choice for supermarkets and restaurants across the country. Rotating throughout the international business over two years, you’ll benefit from a combination of formal training and hands-on learning to ensure you reach Management level in no time.




2. Rustlers – Graduate Scheme

  • Preston
  • £22,000 + bonuses
  • Deadline: 28 February 2018

As a pioneer of micro-snacks, Rustlers reign supreme within the convenience foods industry. They’re a rather appetising organisation to work for too, as the family-owned business has cultivated a relaxed and friendly culture to be proud of. During this 18-month rotational programme, you’ll be welcomed into every department with open arms and benefit from unlimited guidance from managers, a scheme mentor and colleagues alike. Earning up to £22,000 and taking on placements in various departments – including Operations, Sales and Marketing – you’ll be fully-prepped to take up a permanent position in whatever area you choose at the end of the scheme.




3. McDonald’s – Trainee Manager

  • Nationwide
  • £22,000
  • Deadline: 7 February 2018

There are lots of reasons why McDonald’s have stayed at the heart of communities for over 40 years. Whether it’s their world-famous Big Mac or Chicken McNuggets, their food is hard to beat – but they also strive to be the best when it comes to being an employer. Ranked 8th in the Sunday Times’ list of the Best Big Companies in the UK, they offer world-class training and rapid development for ambitious grads. Experience it for yourself on the programme designed to build your leadership skills and help you develop the career you want, while you earn a very tasty £22,000.




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