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Bakkavor

Finance Graduate Programme 2023
£27,000
Location Various locations across the UK
Starts Sep 2023
Deadline 31 Dec 2022

Join our Finance Graduate Programme 2023

We are looking for motivated undergraduates who have a keen ambition to learn and grow!

Working at Bakkavor

We are a world leading fresh food manufacturer and we are looking for the next generation of talented individuals to join Bakkavor and drive our success.

We are proud of our business and passionate about the food we make for the biggest names in supermarket retail. If you share our passion for great food and our strong values then this company is for you.

We have a diverse range of career opportunities and programmes available for you to kick start your career and make a real impact in the food industry.

Discover Bakkavor

We're the biggest name you've never heard of! You've probably eaten our food, you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas, and we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality food to join us.

Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts, and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy, and convenient food. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London, and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.

The Programme

Our Finance programme is based around the CIMA qualification and is therefore a 3.5-year programme, broken down into 3 placements, focusing on Management Accounting, Finance Accounting and Advanced Management Accounting.

You will also cover financial management, risk management and process evaluation and redesign.

Carefully selected placements will ensure that you have the necessary exposure to the right areas of the business to support your ongoing development and to make sure that you get a full understanding of how the organisation operates.

After the programme you will continue to broaden your experience to prepare you for a senior role.

All members of the finance programme will be expected to complete 3 placements. The first placement being 18 months, followed by two 12-month placements. These could be at any site in the UK and it is essential that you are flexible regarding location in the first 3.5 years.

What you need to apply

We are looking for graduates who can demonstrate excellent analytical skills and business acumen, with a good level of influence and adaptability to fast-paced environment. Having an inquisitive nature and an inbuilt desire to challenge the norms is the key to success.

Here at Bakkavor innovation is what we are all about; it’s what keeps us ahead of the competition, so make sure you’re keeping up to date with the current affairs and latest food trends. You’ll also need:

• Achieved, or are expected to achieve, at least a 2:2 honours degree in any discipline

• Three months' work experience

• An existing ‘right to work’ in the UK

• A clearly articulated motivation to progress your career in the food industry

• Flexibility to complete three rotational placements, a minimum of two moves, maximum of three (placements can be in any of our locations)

• Graduates who align to the Bakkavor Values and represent a good value fit to our organisation

Apply today

Our graduate programme is for people who can think bigger and grow faster. We created it to develop the future-leaders and shapers of our business.

After applying, you can expect to complete some initial questions around some relevant scenarios at Bakkavor, followed by an online psychometric test and a non-live video reflection.

If successful, we will invite you to an assessment centre in January or February 2023. These interviews are for a September 2023 start on the programme.

What you will gain

Our programme is designed to broaden your perspective and offer you a variety of learning opportunities.

On the graduate programme, you’ll receive:

Reward Package

• Starting Salary - £27,000 + £1,000 one-off signing on bonus, moving to £28,500 in Year 2and £30,000 in Year 3 (London placements will receive an additional allowance for living costs)

• Pension Scheme

• Relocation Financial Assistance (for each graduate placement)

• Additional Holiday purchase scheme (25 days holiday as standard)

• Access to employee benefits – such as MyDrive Car Lease scheme

A broad Support & Development Network

• A dedicated Champion for your functional programme

• A Mentor to support and guide your development

• You’ll join as a Cohort, with up to 20 other graduates, not to mention a wide community of graduates who joined in the years before you

• A Line Manager who will complete regular performance reviews and support you to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours set out in your programme.

A Suite of Training & Development Opportunities

• Dedicated graduate leadership training events

• Programme Workshops and exposure to other functions

• Rotational Placements to broaden your experience

• Management Skills training

• Opportunities to further your development after the programme with Apprenticeship Qualifications

Career Progression

• This programme acts as a route into senior leadership roles, and due to Bakkavor’s size and breadth, we are able to work with you to identify the right career opportunities for your professional development towards these roles in the future

Learn more about Bakkavor

We are Bakkavor

We are a world leading fresh food manufacturer and we are looking for the next generation of talented individuals to join Bakkavor and drive our success.  

We are proud of our business and passionate about the food we make for the biggest names in supermarket retail and food service.

If you share our passion for great food and our strong values then this company is for you.

We have a diverse range of career opportunities and programmes available for you to kick start your career and make a real impact in the food industry.

Our programme is designed to broaden your perspective and offer you a variety of learning opportunities. On the graduate programme, you’ll receive:

Reward Package

• Starting Salary of £27,000 + £1,000 one-off signing on bonus, moving to £28,500 in Year 2 and £30,000 in Year 3 (London placements will receive an additional allowance for living costs).

• Pension scheme.

• A Suite of Training & Development Opportunities.

• Additional Holiday purchase scheme (25 days holiday as standard)

• Accelerated Career Progression into Management roles

• Relocation Financial Assistance (for each graduate placement)

(These benefits are only for those on our graduate programmes, not for year placements)