Product Development Graduate
graduate scheme

Product Development Graduate

Employer
Bakkavor
Salary
£24,500
Location
East Midlands · East of Englandand 7 others
Time left to apply
4 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Many have a real passion for food. Few can compliment this with the potential, drive and ability to produce it. For those people, Bakkavor offers the perfect graduate training programme, all as part of our career-defining Accelerated Management Scheme.

Bakkavor Group is a leading manufacturer of freshly prepared foods. We’re specialists in developing own-brand products for many of the world’s biggest grocery retailers and best-known food service operators. We make over 5,500 different products. Our UK customers include Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda and Morrisons. Internationally, we work with brands including Starbucks, 7-Eleven, Pizza Hut and Target.

Join us and you’ll influence what the nation will be eating in the months and years ahead. Working both independently and as part of a team, you’ll develop new and innovative products – by mixing, matching and evolving flavours across new food trends. You’ll by trained and supported by experienced and talented chefs, who’ll give you the freedom to flourish while challenging your ideas. And we’ll help you to gain an all-round understanding of manufacturing, from start to finish.

As well as a salary of £24,500, you’ll receive an additional £1000 payment when you start, plus another £1,000 if you successful complete your first year. We’ll also cover the costs for two weeks B&B or rent, plus reasonable removal costs. Our sites are located throughout the UK and your placements could take you from the south of England to Scotland. There may even be the chance to work in one of our international sites. So you’ll need to be flexible.

Company information

Bakkavor Group is a leading manufacturer of freshly prepared foods. We’re specialists in developing own-brand products for many of the world’s biggest grocery retailers and best-known food service operators. We make over 5,500 different products. Our UK customers include Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda and Morrisons. Internationally, we work with brands including Starbucks, 7-Eleven, Pizza Hut and Target.

Person requirements

We’ll expect you to have a high standard of practical kitchen skills and a knowledge of food trends. But you’ll also need the awareness to come up with ideas that are as commercially viable as they are exciting. To do this takes tenacity and a real desire to make progress. You should have either recently completed a food related degree, or have at least a year’s experience working in a food manufacturing concept role or similar.

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • You must be on track to achieve or have achieved a 2:1 in a related degree.

Accepted degree subjects

health sciences · food sciences · biology and life sciences · chemistry

Salary

£24,500

Pension, Holiday Purchase Scheme, Satff Shop. Free Car Parking, £1000 sign on bonus, relocation assistance

Location

East Midlands · East of England · London · North East England · North West England · South East England · South West England · West Midlands · Yorkshire and the Humber

Contract and working hours

Permanent

Start date

04/09/2017

How to apply

Number of vacancies: Five

Closing date: 31/12/2016

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 08/12/2016