Graduate Scheme
graduate scheme

Graduate Scheme

Associated British Foods UK Grocery
UK wide

Job description

Marketing, HR, Supply Chain, Customer Development, Engineering and Procurement.

Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales in excess of £13bn, over 130,000 employees and a presence in 50 countries.

All our graduate schemes are designed to give you relevant experience and the stretch to become one of our future leaders. We have six different graduate programmes available:

  • Supply Chain and Operations
  • Customer Development
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Procurement
  • Human Resources (HR)

We only take a select number of graduates every year as we believe in giving you the visibility, responsibility and focused support to grow your career with us. You’ll have the opportunity to take ownership of projects from day one, and plenty of support and development to accelerate your learning. Our businesses are very agile so we need our people to be adaptable, resilient and comfortable working at pace in an ever-changing environment. You’ll receive plenty of support along the way but you will be required to drive your own career.

Company information

Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales in excess of £13bn, over 130,000 employees and a presence in 50 countries.

We recruit 18-25 graduates each year into our Grocery division, which comprises eight consumer-facing businesses that manufacture and market a variety of well-known brands both nationally and internationally. The businesses have developed an enviable portfolio of leading grocery brands, such as Jordans cereals, Patak’s curry pastes, Kingsmill bread, Ryvita crispbread, Silver Spoon sugar, Twinings tea and many more! We’ve also recently acquired two fantastic sports nutrition brands; High 5 and Reflex Nutrition, further broadening the categories in which we operate.

Person requirements

We need our graduates to be adaptable, resilient, comfortable working at pace, driven to get results and willing to get stuck in. Our culture is very down-to-earth so having confidence without ego is important to us, too. Our graduates come from all sorts of different backgrounds, with different degrees and interests but alignment with ABF's values and an ability to demonstrate the appropriate competencies are the key elements to success on our schemes.

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • For marketing, customer development and HR, you'll need a 2:1 in any degree discipline.
  • For supply chain and procurement, you'll need a 2:2 in any degree discipline.
  • For engineering, you'll need a 2:2 in an engineering degree

Accepted degree subjects




Joining bonus, pension scheme, private healthcare


UK wide

Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

How to apply

Number of vacancies: 18-25

In order to apply to any of our schemes, you need to have the permanent right to live and work in the UK, without any restrictions.

Closing date: 31/10/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/10/2017

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