All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Bakkavor Group PLC employees based on 88 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.5/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.9/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
4/5
 
Benefits:
3.3/5
 
Company Culture:
4.1/5
 
Career Progression:
4/5
 
Colleagues:
4.4/5
 
Training:
4.1/5
 
Enjoyment:
4.2/5
 
Overall Rating:
4/5
 

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial and Sales Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

No day is the same, I am given a lot of responsibility early on in my career, I can see my work having an effect on the company, it is very interesting and good fun, my team are AMAZING and I genuinely feel like I fit this role

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Technical/Quality Job Title: Quality Systems Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Challenging, every day is different

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Development Job Title: Development Technologist

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Being able to work in a great team with chefs who have such a passion for food. Being able to work with food on a daily basis and see your products on the shelf.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Finance Job Title: Financial Planning and Business Partner (Ops)

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Fast-paced and challenging
Good team work

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Technical Job Title: Technologist

What are the best and worst things about your job?

You have loads of opportunities to learn as you move between different sites across the scheme.
The scheme offers really good training programmes including Fieri leadership training which includes outdoor challenges.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Human Resources Job Title: HR Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?
Progression opportunities, being given high level of responsibility from Day One, Company culture and the Staff Shop! Read more


Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Procurement Job Title: Buyer

What are the best and worst things about your job?
It is a very fast paced environment, so there are always new challenges and situations that allow you to develop. Read more


Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Manufacturing Job Title: Manufacturing Graduate - Section Leader

What are the best and worst things about your job?
My team, The high stress and fast paced environment. It gets you in a hard working mood and keeps you there. Read more


Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: HR Job Title: HR Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: C.I. Job Title: Manufacturing graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?
Working in all sectors of the business and working with amazing knowledgeable people Read more


Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Manufacturing Job Title: Manufacturing Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?
Working in a supportive team with a great manager and having the opportunity to influence my development. Read more


Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: HR Job Title: HRBP - Reward

What are the best and worst things about your job?

My team is great and the role has lots of opportunities

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Finance Job Title: Assistant Management Accountant

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Accelerated progression in terms of responsibilities and tasks.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Development Job Title: Development Technologist - Graduate

Industry: Science and R&D Department: Development Job Title: Graduate Food Developer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Team, porgression, training

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Development Job Title: Development Technologist Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The variety of the day job.
The challenges and opportunities to learn and progress

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Manufacturing Job Title: CI- Coorindator

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Given plently of responabilties

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Technical Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Operations Job Title: Shift Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

No two days are the same, constantly working on new opportunities.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Finance Job Title: Management Accountant

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The team environment and support throughout the company.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Operations/Manufacturing Job Title: Section Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The variety of jobs and day to day tasks.
The interactions and opportunities.
Levels of responsibility and team work.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Bakery Job Title: Manufacturing Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Every day is different, providing new challenges and opportunities to learn
- Working environment
- Fast-paced

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Manufacturing Job Title: AMS Manufacturing Graduate Section Leader

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Learning so much and the people I get to interact with every day.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Technical Job Title: Quality Auditor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Every day is different. There will be a new issue to deal with and you will have to work with your team to come up with a plan to solve this issue/problem. It is then very satisfying when this issue is resolved or another problem is prevented from happening.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate (AMS Scheme)

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great team, great support system at many levels, many training opportunities

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Versatile
Levels of responsibility
Getting to talk to a number of different people
Helpful workforce
Laidback culture

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Procurement Job Title: Procurement Graduate/Graduate Buyer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

It's a very busy environment meaning that everything is changing and there is always something to be doing.
It's very exciting, and the wider team have so much knowledge you can build on, and understand your area of spend more.
I speak to UK and Spanish colleagues and suppliers on a daily basis and often find myself solving problems for our site, whether material shortages, quality issues etc.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Technical Job Title: Technical Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- It incorporates communications with all departments and areas of the business.
- The day to day tasks can also be quite varied.
- It incorporates lots of teamwork.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Human Resources Job Title: HR Co-ordinator

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety - every day is different.
Experience - placed in a role and given responsibility from the first day.
People - very friendly and supportive team.
Learning Opportunities - attended a range of courses and training days from PPA, GIA to ethical awareness.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Salads Job Title: Manufacturing Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

People.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Planning Job Title: Supply Chain and Planning Graduate

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: New Product Development Job Title: Development Technologist - Accelerated Management Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- The training offered to you as a graduate.
- High levels of responsibility given to you from Day 1.
- Opportunities to visit numerous sites across the country.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Finance Job Title: Assisstant Finanical Accountant

Industry: Science and R&D Department: Process Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: HR Job Title: HR Process and Information Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people I work with
The opportunities available

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Technical Job Title: QA

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working closely with people and causing change.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Development Job Title: Group Project & Development Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Have the chance to work in a different cultural environment in the UK as an Asian.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Development Job Title: Development Technologist

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Every day is different. Lots of different aspects to the job role, both hands-on and sat at a desk. Lots of opportunities to get out of the office, into the kitchen, meet the customer etc.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Supply Chain Job Title: Procurement

Industry: Science and R&D Department: Development Job Title: Asia Innovation Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

It's really good to communicate with different people and learn from them. Nice environment and good colleagues. Company also gives us a lot of space to learn and improve.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Human Resources Job Title: HR Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Daily variety in my workload
Being given responsibility from the offset and being able to run my own projects
My colleagues and office environment
Training opportunities
Opportunity to take control of my own timetable and visit other sites when I see fit.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Technical Job Title: Process Technologist

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Getting to experience so much different training which can benefit you both internally and externally.

Getting to move around to different roles and sites to experience different ways of working and deep dive into different sectors with the technical function.

Getting the chance to have personal projects and being able to demonstrate the benefits to the business.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Technical Job Title: Quality Systems Manager

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Learning and Development

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The best thing about my job would be the colleagues, management and support around me. I enjoy working as I am surrounded by positive, like minded people who are always open to help and aid me when necessary.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Central Technical

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good working environment and team

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Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution Department: materials

What are the best and worst things about your job?
That I will have a chance to progress as far as I want and I am surronded with support Read more


Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: IT

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Flexibility in how I work, and the training provided.

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Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment) Department: Human Resources

What are the best and worst things about your job?
You are given responsibility from day 1 but always have support and advice when needed. This can be intense at first but it allows you to grow and gain so much confidence in a short amount of time. Read more


Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Early Careers

What are the best and worst things about your job?
Working with other people and being part of a team. Having a lot of support and being given responsibility and being trusted in my work. Read more


Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Spalding deli

What are the best and worst things about your job?
The endless amount of jobs that need doing so your always busy Read more


Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Operations

What are the best and worst things about your job?
Getting responsibility to do tasks and projects Read more


Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: New Product Development

What are the best and worst things about your job?
Creativity The team i work with Location Hours Busy working days Read more


Industry: - Select Industry - Department: Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?
Team mates and manager Read more


Industry: - Select Industry - Department: Human Resources

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I meet new people everyday.
My team are lovely and welcoming
Great career opportunities and gaining skills and knowledge

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Get to learn and be paid for something i want to do as a career.

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Industry: - Select Industry - Department: Health and Safety

What are the best and worst things about your job?

It is a very sociable role and there is lots to learn and get involved in. There is also so many different things within the role that I didn't realise was part of Health and Safety.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Technical

What are the best and worst things about your job?

There is always something different to do day in and day out.
I have learnt something new every day I have been here for the last 3 months.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

varied work as an engineer
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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Finance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Being part of a valued team, who work together and communicate well. We all value each other, and are valued by the wider team. We all encourage each other and are willing to help.
As an apprentice I feel welcome, and able to further my learning comfortably, but it is also great that you learn a lot just from your team, whether it is quirks of the job role, their past experiences, or information directly related to your course.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Job security

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: fruit heatseal

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The role I am in has many step ups and the team around me are always trying to take me to the next step and achieve the most out of this apprenticeship as possible.

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Industry: Retail Department: Human Resources

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Technical

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Colleagues are friendly.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

the best thing about my job is the colleagues I work with and the amount of support and training they provide.
secondly is the amount of different scenarios and job that we go to, this could range from faulty motors to blades being damaged and etc.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The engineering team are very helpful when on a job and when on a break down they give you as many opportunites as possible to work on the breakdown either with them or alone.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

love being able to use tools and have a hands on job

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Payroll

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Personal and professional development

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Industry: IT Support & Telecoms Department: IT

What are the best and worst things about your job?

A large degree of independence.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Development

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The problem solving and creative thought required to bring a product to life and eventually see it on a shelf ready for consumers to try

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

You learn something new everyday

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Finance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Challenging work and the responsibilities that i am given.

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Industry: - Select Industry - Department: Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

It's fun and there's something to do every day.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

working with my hands and every day is different

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Supply Chain

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Lots of work, doesn't get boring

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Deli Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working as a team to solve problems and learning day to day

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Finance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Being able to concentrate on my work whilst still maintaining a friendly working environment

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The opportunities to progress in engineering and the people who I work with

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

challenging work and always learning new things.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: New Product Development

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good team members.
Wide variety of job accountabilities (no two days are the same).
Very rewarding when you see a product you've helped to develop on the shelf.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Technical

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I love applying my university knowledge to real-world problems and solving them.

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Industry: IT Development & Consulting Department: Security

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The colleagues I work with & staff around the rest of the company are all really lovely, I had such a warm welcome and felt like I fit right in.

The actual work I do is something I have wanted to do for a long time, so when you are working towards the thing you've always wanted, it's not really a chore.

The work environment here is amazing, it's super relaxed so as long as you complete your work and meet deadlines, then there are no problems at all.

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Industry: IT Support & Telecoms Department: Technical Operations

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Every day is different, keeps the job Interesting.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Every day is different.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Manufacturing

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Supportive managers

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: New Product Development

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- opportunities for training
- friendly colleagues
- every day is different

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Bakkavor Group PLC

Average start time: 08:30

Average end time: 17:00

Average number of working hours: 8.5

Based on 88 reviews


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Application Advice:

Be yourself, understand what environment you will work in and how you would communicate with those people (i.e. factory workers, limited English etc) be clear concise and confident

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, understand what environment you will work in and how you would communicate with those people (i.e. factory workers, limited English etc) be clear concise and confident

Quality Systems Manager, Technical/Quality at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Review the Bakkavor website and values a lot to ensure your answers and opinions are in line with the values of the company. Become a foodie - know the trends, know the categories we work within.

Interview Advice:

Again, refer always to the values - make sure you have an example of a strength and weakness in relation to the values. Be really passionate about food and an open mind for the interview - you need to be flexible for the role. I was asked my favourite shop and product so have ideas in mind for all questions!!

Development Technologist, Development at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Make sure your CV is up to date and has relevant experience

Interview Advice:

Learn the key values and have examples for each on how you have demonstrated them

Financial Planning and Business Partner (Ops), Finance at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Ensure you know the company values and can give examples of how you have shown these values in the work you have done previously.

Interview Advice:

My interview was a 2 day assessment centre so be prepared for multiple different challenges including an unprepared presentation, piece of group work and 2 face to face interviews.

Technologist, Technical at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice: Do in-depth research on the company before any interview/assessment day as its a complicated business to understand and any knowledge will help you stand out during the recruitment process.

Interview Advice: Ensure you know what the Bakkavor Values are and how you have displayed them during your previous work and life experiences.

HR Graduate, Human Resources at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice: To show your interest in the industry and Bakkavor, and add examples of previous work/voluntary/university experience to support this. It's important to mention the values and how they match your own values and also link them to your experiences.

Interview Advice: Be passionate about why you want to work in the industry and Bakkavor in particular. Have some questions ready, whether it be specially about the role, or the company, or the scheme, to show your interest.

Buyer, Procurement at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and include everything. Sell yourself.

Interview Advice: Be concise. Enthusiastic and prove that you are a friendly and approachable person.

Manufacturing Graduate – Section Leader, Manufacturing at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Interview Advice: Read up on the industry and our values!

HR Graduate, HR at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice: Research the company and look at reviews

Interview Advice: Morals of the company and values

Manufacturing graduate, C.I. at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice: Look at company values & apply these to your interview answers.

Interview Advice: Be a true representation of yourself. Prepare prepare prepare!

Manufacturing Graduate, Manufacturing at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Take your time

Interview Advice:

Learn the company values

HRBP – Reward, HR at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Research is key. You need to know the company and you need to know the industry. What big announcements have the company recently released? What are the biggest challenges within the industry? All of these questions you'll be expected to have a good level of understanding on.

Overall, you need to show that you're actually interested in the specific role, and it's not just another graduate role that you happened to stumble upon. If you have a passion for food that's a great start though.

Interview Advice:

The assessment day is very intense, but again preparation is key in terms of knowledge and physical rest for the big day.

The interview itself is more of a competency interview. The interviewers will link all the questions to Bakkavor's values and you'll be expected to talk about examples of how you show these values.

Make your examples varied. e.g previous work, school, university, hobbies, personal life etc.

Just remember even if you believe the interview didn't go well, it doesn't matter because there's so many other elements to the day including, English, Maths and Logic competencies tests, group discussions, and presentations.

Assistant Management Accountant, Finance at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

There are several stages, but stick with it! Make sure you aim to meet Bakkavors values as they are incredibly important to the company.

Interview Advice:

Confidence, preparation and values!

Graduate Food Developer, Development at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Do research and ensure the company are right for you and the program is.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself as it will ensure that you will fit into the companies values correctly.

Development Technologist Graduate, Development at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Understand the company values, try and state your skills in ways that would allow you to meet the values.

Interview Advice:

Understand the company values, try and state your skills in ways that would allow you to meet the values.
try and use as many examples that could related to food industry or team work

CI- Coorindator, Manufacturing at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Be open to everything, don’t be afraid to try new things.

Interview Advice:

Show that you can be a leader of a team as well as a great individual. Focus on company values.

Shift Manager, Operations at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Be honest and true to yourself - they can see a front at the interview and it won't get you the job.
A placement year is beneficial.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and confident in your own abilities - you would not have got to this stage if you weren't meant to.

Management Accountant, Finance at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, apply your skills and experiences throughout life: be it outside of work, at university, sports /hobbies and apply the skills you used to overcome issues and apply to questions that are asked.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to work around your experiences and relate them back to the question.
Always use the STAR Format to structure your answers and ensure they stay relevant to the question and you don't ramble on

Section Manager, Operations/Manufacturing at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

- Research the company (find out who they supply for, what products etc)
- Carefully read about what each graduate scheme is about and pick the one you feel you would fit best in

Interview Advice:

- Keep calm and answer all questions confidently
- Be familiar with what typically goes on in the food industry

Manufacturing Graduate, Bakery at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Practise the tests, get university to check through your CV. Prepare for the video interview and think about the current climate of the food industry and economics of the country!

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, spend a lot of time preparing (as for any interview) because if you know what you want to say easily it helps with any nerves. Be inquisitive! Read some personal development books on leadership.

AMS Manufacturing Graduate Section Leader, Manufacturing at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Put a lot of time and effort into the application as you need to stand out as there is such a large amount of people applying.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you know a lot about the company's values as this is a large part of the interview. The interview process is very intense so come as prepared as possible.

Quality Auditor, Technical at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself - have a love for food and the company

Commercial Graduate (AMS Scheme), Commercial at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Take the time to read through questions and be truthful
Prepare for a video interview

Interview Advice:

Learn the six company values and think of examples where you have demonstrated these values
Socialise with the other candidates (if applicable)
If required to do a group task make sure your input is meaningful and purposeful - don't talk just to be noticed by assessors

Commercial Manager, Commercial at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and show your passion for food and the wider food manufacturing/FMCG market.
Understand our values, and how you can actively say you have demonstrated these.
Highlight things you have seen in the news on Bakkavor or the industry to show you are interested and keep up to date.

Interview Advice:

2 types of interview - 1 based on values and 1 based on the functional area/your personality types.
It is important to have examples related to values or skills you have developed and make sure they are clear.
On the functional area questions, do some research on the area and understand what they do.

Procurement Graduate/Graduate Buyer, Procurement at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Give yourself time to write and rewrite multiple draft applications.

Interview Advice:

Get to know the other candidates when you first arrive as it will help you relax, help during the group tasks and it's always interesting to speak to people about their experience of other job applications and assessment centres.

Technical Analyst, Technical at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Make sure you are aware of the values and mention how you would fit into the company.

Interview Advice:

Learn the values and consider examples of when you have demonstrated them.

HR Co-ordinator, Human Resources at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Show a clear understanding or appreciation of the food industry - particularly with issues surrounding vegan accreditation, allergen categorisation and listeria.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and be confident, however, you are not expected to have all the answers. Recruiters are looking for people that have the ability to learn, and are coachable.

Know the business you are applying for - company values, number of employees, global presence etc. are all things available on the internet for free on company websites.

Manufacturing Graduate, Salads at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Interview Advice:

Make sure you understand the company's value, culture and the role you're going to apply for.
Make yourself fully prepared before the interview.

Supply Chain and Planning Graduate, Planning at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Although the application process is lengthy, each stage is there for a reason. Make sure you refer back to the Bakkavor values in the initial computer stages and focus on the psychometric tests. Mention previous experience and showcase your passion for food.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself! The assessors are not there to trick you. Make sure you refer back to the Bakkavor values and make sure you've done your research beforehand. Look up Bakkavor in the news, and be aware of current affairs in the food industry.

Development Technologist – Accelerated Management Graduate, New Product Development at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Interview Advice:

Research the values
Why you want to work in the food industry
Why HR
What can you bring to the role

HR Process and Information Analyst, HR at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, be approachable. Be aware that if you're factory based you will need to be able to speak to people from various walks of life so you need to show that.

QA, Technical at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Apply as early as you can.

Interview Advice:

Show your passion for the food industry.

Group Project & Development Graduate, Development at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Research into the company and its capabilities.

Interview Advice:

Be eager, keen and approachable.

Development Technologist, Development at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Before your application, please spend more time getting to know the company and the role such as the values and the job description.

Interview Advice:

Just be yourself and confident!

Asia Innovation Graduate, Development at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Research the company and the role fully prior to applying.
Ensure that you would be happy relocating as this is integral to getting the most out of the scheme.

Interview Advice:

Make sure to prepare examples of how you demonstrate the company values - this will help you show how you are a good fit to the company, as well as helping you see if you would enjoy working here.

As much as the interview is about Bakkavor seeing if you are a good team fit, it is also about you seeing if you want to work there - so make sure to ask lots of questions.

HR Graduate, Human Resources at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Application Advice:

Have examples of how you have demonstrated the company values during previous work you have done, whether this is university or placement work experiences.

Interview Advice:

Be honest about how you want to progress whether this be quickly or whether you want to take a longer path but experience more roles.

Be prepared to be put under pressure and be asked questions you may not have an answer too.

Process Technologist, Technical at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

It is supportive, has good morals and ethics, it supports young people in their career and focuses a lot on charity

Worst:

Nothing

Commercial and Sales Graduate, Commercial at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

Good rate of pay, close to home

Worst:

High pressure, fast paced

Quality Systems Manager, Technical/Quality at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

We make a load of different products across lots of sites - being able to visit and understand the other businesses is brilliant for development.

Worst:

Little fish in a big pond.

Development Technologist, Development at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

Ethical employer
High salaries

Financial Planning and Business Partner (Ops), Finance at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best: Company culture, supportive colleagues, training and development emphasis, giving responsibility from Day One, looking after its employees.

Worst: Location of certain factory sites.

HR Graduate, Human Resources at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best: As a graduate, you are given an insight into many different parts of the business to aid your understanding. This is critical when working in a large company. We work in a constantly environment, so learning to adapt quickly, managing your time an priorities and working as a team is something you pick up really quickly. They have a culture of supporting others,

Worst: As it is a fast paced environment, it can be hard to stay on track with 1 project as you may be required to do something else. The key is being able to prioritise and manage your time well.

Buyer, Procurement at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best: Progression opportunities and available support

Worst: Shift work. If you are signing up to a manufacturing role you need to be ready to accept early waking up times and long hours.

Manufacturing Graduate – Section Leader, Manufacturing at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best: Cares about staff

Worst: Attitude of some employees

Manufacturing graduate, C.I. at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best: Inclusive and diverse

Worst: Location options

Manufacturing Graduate, Manufacturing at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

Lots of opportunites

Worst:

Bad at communication

HRBP – Reward, HR at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

This brilliant support network that runs right through the company.

Worst:

N/A - I've only been here 2 months and haven't identified anything yet

Assistant Management Accountant, Finance at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

Values

Development Technologist Graduate, Development at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

Plenty of room to progress and move around to different sites.

CI- Coorindator, Manufacturing at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

Career progression and focus on development.

Worst:

Challenges around convincing older staff for change.

Shift Manager, Operations at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

Competitive salaries

Worst:

Work/Life/Study balance can be difficult sometimes

Management Accountant, Finance at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

The exposure that graduates that receive to higher management
The variety in day to day tasks and problem solving opportunities

Worst:

Locations

Section Manager, Operations/Manufacturing at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

- Good working environment
- Development opportunities
- Management early on in your career

Manufacturing Graduate, Bakery at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

Interesting and learn a lot

Worst:

Locations

AMS Manufacturing Graduate Section Leader, Manufacturing at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

We are put on a lot of training courses to help further our career development. There is the drive to work with other sites in the company to gain best practise and learn from each other.

Quality Auditor, Technical at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

Big company lots of opportunity

Worst:

Each site different to the next as growth was through acquisition

Commercial Graduate (AMS Scheme), Commercial at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

The size means there are always networking opportunities
Celebrate work force by hosting conferences/team meals etc
Travel opportunities
Nice Head Office

Worst:

Lack of visibility/interaction with senior people
UK Locations
Different systems/process at different sites due to majority being acquired over the years

Commercial Manager, Commercial at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

They live by the values, which helps as it is very fast passed.
They are extremely supportive, whether a work or other issue.
Actively develop all employees through training. This can be job specific or general

Worst:

It can be hard to understand how all the different sites work and the relevant information they need.
Can be extremely busy, so you don't feel like you have managed to get through your to do list.

Procurement Graduate/Graduate Buyer, Procurement at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

International opportunities. Clear and strategic commercial goals. Investment in training and opportunities to progress and learn.

Technical Analyst, Technical at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

There are a lot of very good people - both good at their jobs and genuinely nice people to work with.

Worst:

Communication could be improved - expected to be flexible on location but the location is unknown until 4 months before the date.

Manufacturing Graduate, Salads at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

Good set of values
Supportive network
Room for career progression

Worst:

N/A

Development Technologist – Accelerated Management Graduate, New Product Development at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

people
line manager

Worst:

overreaction to situations
communication

HR Process and Information Analyst, HR at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

Lots of sites means more oppurtunity

Worst:

No good benefits ie shares pensions

QA, Technical at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

Lots of additions, you can buy extra holiday days, health care etc
Also lots of training opportunities if you are interested in them

Worst:

Can feel a little impersonal sometimes

Development Technologist, Development at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

company encourages us to learn and give as many supports as they can

Worst:

N/A

Asia Innovation Graduate, Development at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

Progression opportunities
Friendly atmosphere
Training opportunities
Staff Shop

Worst:

Current location

HR Graduate, Human Resources at Bakkavor Group PLC
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Best:

Loads of different job role opportunities
Loads of different factory types which produce different products allowing you to have a broad range of knowledge
Loads of people with vast knowledge in the industry which you can learn from
The team in charge of the graduates are very approachable and proactive in helping you
All the training opportunities including fieri leadership training

Worst:

All the sites are typically spread far apart meaning that you could be the only graduate at your site or area which can leave you feeling on your own at times

Process Technologist, Technical at Bakkavor Group PLC
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