Graduate Management Scheme
graduate scheme

Graduate Management Scheme

William Jackson Food Group Limited
Competitive salary
East of England · Londonand 3 others

Job description

At the William Jackson Food Group, great food and great people are at the heart of what we do. We have five food brands, Aunt Bessie’s, Abel & Cole, Jacksons, MyFresh and The Food Doctor. We work with some really talented people and are currently looking for 4 very special people to join our Graduate Management Scheme.

Our business has been around for 166 years. It’s a family business and we’re proud of our heritage and values. We look after our people well. We respect them, reward commitment and loyalty, encourage talent, recognise achievements and ultimately appreciate their role in our success. We remain inspired by our founder, but we’re not hanging around in the past, we’re going places!

We’ve been developing graduates for many years; some colleagues who still have great careers with us today joined us 30 years ago. Two years ago we made a commitment to graduates with our Graduate Management Scheme as we understand the importance of bringing young minds into our businesses and tackling the skills shortage which is affecting the food industry.

We’re offering 4 inspiring graduates the chance to gain hands-on experience in the food industry with our two-year programme you will spend six months at each of our businesses developing skills in different business area, gaining invaluable experience in the industry and possibly securing yourself a future with us too.

Our businesses are based nationwide so you need to be mobile. You also need to have a degree of flexibility as no matter what your area of expertise, you may find yourself in charge of a shift in the factory at Aunt Bessie’s, a production planner at Jackson’s Bakery, with the marketing team at Abel & Cole and then an account executive at MyFresh – but we believe this variety is important to help you understand the business and how the various departments all work together.

In return you will get from us:

  • regular personal development meetings
  • full financial support to gain professional qualifications, as well as on the job training and off site training opportunities
  • exposure to our senior leadership teams

We would love you to apply no matter what your degree is in as the placements could cover any function within our business. Ideally you will be a recent university graduate, or due to graduate in 2017. Don’t delay in applying as we may close the advert sooner than the advertised closing date, and the interview process will start in January 2017.

Person requirements

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary

Relocation allowance


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


Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

How to apply

Number of vacancies: Four

Closing date: 02/01/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 02/01/2017