Bakkavor Group plc
work experience

Finance Industrial Placement

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

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.

This is an exciting opportunity within our site based financial teams, who work closely with all areas of the business around the fast-paced fresh prepared food industry. 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 values and passion for great food, you can expect to receive opportunities, development and support to enable you to learn and grow throughout your placement. You can expect to gain key skills in basic accountancy and finance and from day one you will play a pivotal part in the decision-making processes that help our business to grow and thrive.

This entry-level placement will be perfect for undergraduates who are interested gaining skills and experience in a Finance role, in a consumer goods company. We will consider candidates from all degree disciplines. Those candidates who complete successful placements will also be given the opportunity to re-join Bakkavor on the graduate scheme (CIMA accredited) post-qualification.

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 and 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.

Apply today

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 button.

Length: 12 months, starting in July 2021.

What we are looking for

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:

  • Demonstrated experience of working as part of a team
  • An existing ‘right to work’ in the UK, we are unable to sponsor visas as part of the Placement
  • A desire to learn how food manufacturing works and to get into the detail of: factory performance reporting; commercial appraisal; new product development costing
  • The ability to demonstrate excellent analytical and numerical skills.
  • An ability to apply practical ideas and demonstrate your adaptability
  • A curiosity to explore, learn and show initiative
  • An ability to demonstrate good attention to detail
  • A willingness to study the CIMA qualification upon completion of your degree (as this is a requirement to join our finance graduate scheme)
  • Ideally, 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.


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How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 11 January 2021

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Closing date:  11 January 2021

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