Associated British Foods
graduate scheme

Customer Development Graduate

Job description

Life in our sales teams isn’t what you think it might be. At ABF UK Grocery we focus on building strong relationships with our customers, understanding their needs and delivering against them, using market (we call it category) information to make sure consumers have the right choices in store, and maximising opportunities in new spaces, like online. It’s not cold calling, telesales or one-off conversations with disinterested people.

During the two-year scheme, you will spend time in two of our grocery businesses, gaining a breadth of experience in both account sales and category. We’ll support you along the way with a buddy, mentor and both core management and function-specific training to help you maximise your development during the scheme.

What we are looking for

To succeed with us, you will be passionate about achieving great results, motivated to make things happen and be comfortable using information to make strong business decisions. Building credible relationships through clear communication is really important to us and our graduates are hungry to learn and improve their understanding of the impact that they have on others.


A 2:1 degree.

Accepted degree subjects

  • economics
  • philosophy
  • architecture
  • politics
  • media studies and publishing
  • sports science
  • social sciences
  • art and design
  • biology and life sciences
  • computer sciences and IT
  • languages
  • law and legal studies
  • theology and religious studies
  • agricultural sciences
  • tourism, hospitality and event management
  • marketing and advertising studies
  • humanities
  • geology and geographical science
  • business and management studies
  • chemistry
  • accounting and finance
  • health sciences
  • teacher training and education
  • literature and creative writing
  • linguistics
  • history
  • music and performing arts
  • psychology
  • environmental science and ecology

Additional job details

Number of vacancies
Two - six
UK wide

Golden hello, pension

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 21 November 2019

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Closing date:  21 November 2019