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Become a Finance Graduate 

This programme provides interaction with different business units, to help gain a more rounded understanding of the Bakkavor Group.

  

Location: Nationwide

What you will be doing

The Finance Programme is aimed at providing long term succession planning within the finance function. It is based around the CIMA qualification. The programme is therefore a 3.5-year scheme, broken down into 2 elements;

• Years 1 to 2– Study and core experience

• Then 1.5yrs – Higher level experience and personal development

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. The roles will cover the core skills including, management accounting, financial management, risk management and process evaluation and redesign.

After the 3 mandatory placements you’ll work on a personal development plan, and the Graduate Champion will highlight the experience required and the placements for years 4 and 5 of the programme. At this time Graduates are no longer expected to be flexible in their location, although it is an advantage in order to secure the most optimal opportunity.

We’ll be giving you the training and experience you need to gain the CIMA qualification within 3 years whilst exposing you to different product areas and scales of business to give you core skills in management accounting, financial accounting, risk management, process evaluation and redesign. Ultimately, it’s about giving you the in-depth understanding you need to reach a key management role within 5 years.

Application process

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 interview. If successful, we will invite you to an assessment centre in January or February. These interviews are for a September 2020 start on the programme.

What you will have

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:

  • You have achieved, or are expected to achieve, at least a 2:2 honours degree in any discipline
  • You have three months' experience working in a professional type environment, a role within the food industry or manufacturing, or related to your chosen discipline (for example, a 3-month office internship)
  • You have an existing ‘right to work’ in the UK
  • You have a clearly articulated motivation to progress your career in the food industry
  • You have flexibility to complete two rotational placements, a minimum of two moves, maximum of three (move to first placement, and move to second placement which can be in any of our locations)
    You are a good value fit to our organisation
Onwards to our company and culture…

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:

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

• Competitive pension scheme.

•  A Suite of Training & Development Opportunities

• 25 days holiday with the option to purchase additional holidays.

• Relocation assistance for each placement.

• Accelerated career progression into management roles

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

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