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Food Technology Industrial Placement (12 months)
Location Lincolnshire
Starts Jul 2022
Deadline 09 Jan 2022

Join our Food Technology Industrial Placement

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.

Location: Lincolnshire

What you will be doing

We are looking for motivated undergraduates who have a keen ambition to gain experience within Food Technology, sitting within our Technical department at Bakkavor. This is a 12-month placement aimed at those that elect to complete a year-in-industry as part of their degree. There are opportunities to return to Bakkavor once you have completed your undergraduate degree.

The Placement

If you share our passion for great food, you can expect to receive opportunities, development and support to enable you to learn and grow throughout your placement. Expect to gain skills in a range of areas such as food safety, microbiology, internal auditing and factory hygiene. This entry-level placement will be perfect someone who is in the process of studying a food related or food science degree with the aim of entering this field upon obtaining their qualification.

You will be based at our site in Lincolnshire and will be provided with a broad range of activities and projects. The structure of the placement is:

• A 6-month placement with our Central Technical office-based team, working with our technical systems from a Group level that determine how we manager our corporate governance, as well as specific projects.

• A 6-month placement with our Technical factory-based team, working alongside our manufacturing operations to ensure high quality and food safety, as part of the Quality Assurance team. Activities include a variety of technical tasks, such as GMP audits, taste panels, micro-sampling. In really busy periods (i.e. Christmas), there is even the opportunity to get a real understanding of food manufacturing and work with manufacturing on production

Locations: Placements are based in Lincolnshire.

Length: 12 months, starting in July 2022

Application Process

Our Placements are for people who can think bigger and grow faster. We created it to offer opportunities to students who are looking for quality experience in the food industry. To learn more and apply online, click Apply Now

After applying, you can expect to complete some initial questions around some relevant scenarios at Bakkavor, followed by an online psychometric test and short video reflection. If successful, we will invite you to an assessment centre in January or February. These interviews are for a July 2022 start on the Placement.

We reserve the right to close the application window early if we receive sufficient applications for a programme. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

What you will have

The most important thing for us is a motivated attitude to develop your skills and an ambition to progress to within the food industry.

We do have some criteria that we will be looking for – you’ll need these to pass our assessment screening process:

You are currently studying towards a Technical, Food or Science based degree.
You have demonstrated experience of working as part of a team.
You have an existing ‘right to work’ in the UK, we are unable to sponsor visas as part of the Placement.
You have clearly articulated motivation to learn more about the food industry.
You have a desire to learn how food manufacturing works.
You have an ability to apply practical ideas and demonstrate your adaptability.
You have a curiosity to explore, learn and show initiative.
You have an ability to demonstrate good attention to detail.
You have a full UK driver’s licence, as our locations and suppliers are not always readily accessible by public transport.
All placements are subject to successful right to work checks, and eligibility to work in the UK.

What will the placement offer you

  • Our Placement programme is designed to broaden your perspective and offer you a variety of learning opportunities as an entry into the food industry. On the Placement, you’ll receive:

    Reward Package

    • A salary of £19,000 per annum

    • Relocation Financial Assistance

    • Access to Bakkavor benefits, such as a discount platform

    Career Experience, Skills & Responsibility

    • An experienced line manager who will complete regular performance reviews and support you through a skills chart checklist of experience

    • Providing everything goes to plan, due to Bakkavor’s size and breadth, we are able to work with you to identify the right career opportunities for your professional development once you complete your degree. This could be a direct entry role, or as part of the Graduate or Apprentice programmes.

    • You’ll take responsibility for your work area and personal development from day one.

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)