Food lovers, listen up: progress into management within a world-class business and the home of the Rustlers and Feasters brands.
You’ll undertake a challenging, but well supported, 18 month programme, which has been designed to give you exposure to every element of our food manufacturing company: Operations, Sales, Marketing, Procurement, Food Technology and beyond.
Our ideal graduate will be ambitious and forward-thinking, with a passion for food and a knowledge of the Rustlers brand.
Demand Planner, Supply Chain team
I've been given great exposure to all areas of the business, which is great - it gives lots of opportunities for career growth.
Food innovators and pioneers of the micro-snack industry, we produce some of the nation’s favourite convenience foods: Rustlers and Feasters.
As a family owned business, we believe in cultivating a relaxed and friendly culture. Each of our 2,000 staff comes from a different background and has their own story to tell. Yet no matter who you are, you will always be welcomed and made to feel part of the team that you're working in. We pride ourselves on being understanding and have our employees best interests at heart.
We follow four key values: Responsibility; Ambition; Passion for Food and Team Work. These are reflected in every thing that we do and it is these values that have ensured our continued success over the last 35 years.
Our business is dynamic and demanding. However in return, we offer the opportunity to work in a growing business, where exceptional performance is rewarded.
All of our grads receive first class training from the moment they step through our doors. In every placement, you will be supported by your managers, mentors and colleagues alike, as well as having the chance to carry out more structured training too. It is our mission to help you to progress and grow, both professionally and personally, so that you have the skills and confidence to influence the direction of the business in the future.
We're also a sociable bunch, who enjoy getting together and having a good time. You will always find groups taking a well deserved break together in our on-site canteen and we enjoy a 'dress down day' every Friday. Plus, different departments regularly arrange social activities too.
We have more formal social activities throughout the year too. Our annual conference is always great fun; a short company update, followed by dinner and a few drinks in the evening. Plus, our Christmas Party is always a merry occasion, giving us the chance to let our hair down and mark the end of the year in style.
When I finished university, I was really sad about coming into the working world. But being here, working for Rustlers, has made working life so much fun.
I really enjoyed my time at university but graduate life is even better: I have more money, more structure but now I do have less time in bed.
Kepak Group is one of Europe’s leading food innovators, manufacturing and marketing a full range of meat products throughout the continent.
Founded by Dublin-based butcher Noel Keating in 1981, the company has grown into a thriving business over the last three decades; we now have over 2,000 members of staff, based in facilities across the UK and Ireland. However, we remain a family owned business to this day.
Our Kepak Convenience Foods Division is a rapidly growing business, operating from our Kirkham (near Preston) site. Producing a range of ‘Quick, Hot & Tasty’ convenience food products, including Rustlers and Feasters, it is now the category leader in many markets.
We want to remain at the top of our game. Our Marketing has already been recognised with many industry awards over the years, yet we continue to invest heavily in consumer research to develop the next generation of products.
Following our success at home, we have ambitious plans to expand into other parts of Europe – notably Holland, Germany and Belgium. Graduates are key to these plans; we welcome the new ideas and enthusiasm that they bring to the team.