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Become a Food Technology Graduate

Develop generalist management and leadership skills and become a Technical Manager.



Technical Graduate Scheme



What you will be doing

Over the course of two, 12-month placements, you'll work with various departments across the business. 

Typical placements are Quality Auditor (monitoring compliance with technical standards), Process Technologist (developing new product concepts into real products) and Technical Systems (developing and maintaining due diligence systems).

Ultimately, it is about giving you an all-round understanding of our Technical department and our food manufacturing business, as the journey from farm to fork is fast-moving and complex!

  • You will work closely with various departments such as New Product Development, Production, and Purchasing to help determine what can and cannot be done with processes and technology
  • You will gain key skills in everything from food safety to food labelling, microbiology to internal auditing and factory hygiene to data compliance
  • You will develop generalist management and leadership skills to become a key member of the team as we continue to develop you into a Technical Manager.

What you will have

You will need to combine your interpersonal, technical and influencing skills with a business-focused approach whilst maintaining the highest standards in health and safety.

The pace is fast, so excellent organisational skills are a must.

We have listed the academic requirements below. 

  • You have completed at least a 2:2 honours degree in a technical, food related or science based degree.
  • You have three months' experience working in a technical, manufacturing or professional services environment.


Company benefits: £1,000 welcome bonus, car discount, pension, training, relocation assistance

Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Bakkavor

A leading provider in the fast-moving and dynamic world of fresh prepared food.


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Who we are

We provide thousands of different products to our customers, including the world's top grocery retailers and food service operators, and ultimately, consumers who want fresh, convenient foods.



We are over 19,000 people working together across the UK, the US and China.



What we will give you 

• £27,000 salary which is reviewed after completing your first year with us.

• £1,000 sign-on bonus. The opportunity to own a brand new car at cheaper rates to get you on the road through Zenith.

• Competitive pension scheme.

• A two year Leadership Training Programme with Fieri Leadership.

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

• Relocation assistance for each placement.

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

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