We are Rustlers

Food innovators and pioneers of the micro-snack industry, we produce some of the nation’s favourite convenience foods: Rustlers and Feasters.

Our Culture


Our Culture - What we do

As a family owned business, we believe in cultivating a relaxed and friendly culture. Each of our 2,000 staff comes from a different background and has their own story to tell. Yet no matter who you are, you will always be welcomed and made to feel part of the team that you're working in. We pride ourselves on being understanding and have our employees' best interests at heart.

We follow four key values: Responsibility; Ambition; Passion for Food and Team Work. These are reflected in every thing that we do and it is these values that have ensured our continued success over the last 35 years.

Our business is dynamic and demanding. However in return, we offer the opportunity to work in a growing business, where exceptional performance is rewarded.

All of our grads receive first class training from the moment they step through our doors. In every placement, you will be supported by your managers, mentors and colleagues alike, as well as having the chance to carry out more structured training too. It is our mission to help you to progress and grow, both professionally and personally, so that you have the skills and confidence to influence the direction of the business in the future.

We're also a sociable bunch, who enjoy getting together and having a good time. You will always find groups taking a well deserved break together in our on-site canteen and we enjoy a 'dress down day' every Friday. Plus, different departments regularly arrange social activities too.

We have more formal social activities throughout the year too. Our annual conference is always great fun; a short company update, followed by dinner and a few drinks in the evening. Plus, our Christmas Party is always a merry occasion, giving us the chance to let our hair down and mark the end of the year in style.

Training at Kepak


Your placement manager will ensure you receive fantastic on-the-job-training throughout your time in each department.

Not only do you get a competitive salary, you also get the opportunity to earn project bonuses.

Incentives & Benefits


Our Graduates - Who we are

Jessica's Graduate Story


One of the company’s core values is teamwork, and from day one everyone has helped me settle in and been really friendly.

Jessica's graduate story

  • Graduated from Lancaster University in December 2015 with an MSc in the Psychology of Advertising

  • Joined the Graduate Scheme at Rustlers in July 2017

  • Currently working as part of the Sales Team on an 18-month rotation between departments

  • Looking forward to her next placement in two months with the Marketing Team.

I always intended to go into Marketing or branding, but with the massive opportunities throughout the company my career path could be swayed into a different department.

Victoria's Graduate Story


Victoria's graduate story

  • Studied Marketing at Lancaster University

  • Joined the Graduate Scheme at Rustlers in July 2017

  • Began the programme with the intention of starting a career in Marketing

  • Currently working as part of the Supply Chain and Demand Planning Team

  • Will soon be moving to join the Health and Safety Team

  • Open to the wide range of opportunities available through the company.

Our Future - Where we're going

Why Graduates Are Key to Our Future


Simon Walker, Chief Executive Officer

Kepak Group is one of Europe’s leading food innovators, manufacturing and marketing a full range of meat products throughout the continent.

Founded by Dublin-based butcher Noel Keating in 1981, the company has grown into a thriving business over the last three decades; we now have over 2,000 members of staff, based in facilities across the UK and Ireland. However, we remain a family owned business to this day.

Our Kepak Convenience Foods Division is a rapidly growing business, operating from our Kirkham (near Preston) site. Producing a range of ‘Quick, Hot & Tasty’ convenience food products, including Rustlers and Feasters, it is now the category leader in many markets.

We want to remain at the top of our game. Our Marketing has already been recognised with many industry awards over the years, yet we continue to invest heavily in consumer research to develop the next generation of products.

Following our success at home, we have ambitious plans to expand into other parts of Europe – notably Holland, Germany and Belgium. Graduates are key to these plans; we welcome the new ideas and enthusiasm that they bring to the team.

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