Employer profile

McCain Foods Limited (GB)

Updated: December, 2022

About McCain Foods Limited (GB)

Our Story Began in 1957

Our history is the foundation on which we build our future. With over 60 years of experience in delivering great tasting food, we continue to drive growth for future generations.

The McCain brothers (Wallace, Harrison, Robert and Andrew) were entrepreneurs of their time. As sons of a third-generation farmer, they used their family knowledge of agriculture and combined it with innovation.

By using frozen food technology, the brothers opened the first McCain Foods production facility in their hometown of Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada – producing frozen French fries, which have become a signature product.

It was the start of a global journey! Under the family’s leadership, McCain Foods quickly became established within the Canadian marketplace. This was the start of an amazing journey to become the world's largest manufacturer of frozen French fries - with one in every four fries in the world being a McCain Foods fry.

Our purpose

We know the importance that food plays in people's lives – the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. That's why our purpose brings together all the things which we value as a company - 'Celebrating real connections through delicious, planet-friendly food'. Making a difference to today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

We do this by succeeding together with our teams, business and community partners around the world - because we know when we work and grow together, we succeed together.

And our values

McCain Foods is proud to be a family and values-driven company. Our values are integral to our culture, helping to shape how we operate, how we work together and the choices we make. They are a big part of what makes us unique.

Learn about our four values: Family, Authentic, Trusted, Quality (https://www.mccain.com/about-us/our-purpose-values/)

What are we looking for?

For our 2022 intake, we are looking to recruit placement students into the following disciplines:

  • Food Science
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain

#TakeABite of life outside of your university studies and apply for a career opportunity with McCain!

As well as offering fantastic career enhancing opportunities, our perks are pretty good too. For working hard, you’ll also get a great salary and some pretty good benefits including:

  • An excellent pension where we will pay double what you do, up to a maximum of 12% of your pay
  • Flexible holidays – where you can buy & sell up to 5 days holiday per year
  • Optional health cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • ‘Chips In’ Volunteering Day Off - to make a positive impact to the competitiveness, resilience, and long-term development of McCain communities across the globe.

And of course, being part of a Global business there are great opportunities to shine/thrive should you wish to relocate in the future. We have an ambitious five year growth plan that presents development & progression opportunities for those who seek it out.

Work sectors

engineering and manufacturing


UK wide

Contact details

Havers Hill
YO11 3BS

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