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Become a Manufacturing Graduate

Get the in-depth understanding you need to reach a key management role within 5 years. 



  • • £27,000 starting salary
  • • £1,000 starting bonus
  • • New car discounts
  • • Pension
  • • Relocation assistance 
  • • Training programmes

What you will be doing

  • Two 12 month placements   
  • You will spend time focusing on Logistics, Planning or Engineering and you will also take responsibility for managing operators on a line.
  • You will receive on-the-job coaching and mentoring, you will experience training in subjects such as presentation skills, intelligent manufacturing, leadership and management.
  • You will get the in-depth understanding you need to reach a key management role within 5 years, as the journey from farm to fork is fast-moving and complex!
  • After two years  
  • You will be working as a Supervisor or Section Manager, setting you up for a future senior operations role.

What you will have

  • You have completed at least a 2:2 honours degree in a manufacturing, engineering or business related degree
  • You have three months' experience working in a manufacturing or professional services environment
  • You have excellent interpersonal, technical and influencing skills with a business-focused approach
  • You have strong organisational skills
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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