All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Avara Foods Ltd employees based on 31 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.1/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.7/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.7/5
 
Benefits:
2.7/5
 
Company Culture:
3.5/5
 
Career Progression:
3.7/5
 
Colleagues:
4/5
 
Training:
3/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.9/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.6/5
 

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

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Every day is different and I work with a lot of different types of people.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Agriculture Job Title: Planner

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Engineering Job Title: Principal Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Every day is different with new challenges, constantly new problems arise that need to be solved.
Working with a big team there is an opportunity for socialising.
I get along with everyone I work in close quarters with.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Laboratory Job Title: Laboratory Technician

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great team and great sense of teamwork
Enjoying doing the work, not too stressful
Great manager

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Agriculture Job Title: Assitant Farm Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Lots of responsibility, allowed to make changes that could potentially have a big impact. Small work team.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Supply Chain Job Title: Supply Chain Partnership Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Genuine responsibility
- The ability to tackle tasks in whichever way I think work's best
- Great learning & development opportunities
- Excellent colleagues who value and support my career
- A varied workload that can be challenging but rarely too much (ample support if required)

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Engineering Job Title: Principal Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Having a role in big decisions that get acted on quickly.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Agriculture Job Title: Agricultural Compliance

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Planning Job Title: Planning Scheduler

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people I am working with.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: IT Job Title: Operations Systems Administrator

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Flexible, space for development, being able to influence future rotations, visiting different sites to learn how they operate differently.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Agriculture Job Title: Agricultural Compliance

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Agriculture Hatcheries Job Title: Technical support

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Able to work by yourself and plan your own time, ensuring the job is done. Gain responsibility quickly once in the role.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Engineering Job Title: Principal Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Every day is different.

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

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Exposure to household names such as Nando's, Tesco, Asda and Morrisons. Regular trips to go to meetings with them to discuss high end decisions on future supply and products.

The people that I work with and meeting up with my graduate cohort to see how we are all getting on!

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Commercial- Sustainability Job Title: Sustainability Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The challenge of having high responsibility roles and tasks. I am trusted to be self motivated and to take ownership of my tasks, which is empowering and very rewarding.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Communications Job Title: Communications Coordinator

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Having real accountability for my actions and the decisions that I take. Yes it can be a bit daunting initially, but knowing that there are people to support and guide me makes it easier!
- The variety of my work.
- The people. I get to work with colleagues from across the whole of the business in different functions and also external parties such as creative designers.
- Being trusted and feeling valued. I'm trusted to make decisions, feel comfortable to make mistakes and feel valued by my team and the company.
- Being able to get involved in a variety of projects and events across the company that are outside of my day-to-day role - this includes charity events, mentoring, and community projects.
- Being able to travel across the country to different sites, to learn about all areas of our supply chain (from farms, feed mills, product development) and meet and connect with other colleagues who I wouldn't ordinarily see regularly.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Supply Chain Job Title: Supply Chain Partnership Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

There's never a dull moment and no two days are the same. You're constantly learning on the job but I have a very supportive team around me and we all work together. I do have a lot of responsibility with my current role which is challenging at times but it's a great feeling to have so many people have the confidence in you to be able to manage that responsibility well. The people are what keeps everything going, there's a great bunch of young people so you'll never be alone for lunch which is a small thing that makes a huge difference if you're new to the company!

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Planning Job Title: Planner

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Colleagues
Work Oppertunities

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

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working with new departments you are exposed to more people within the organisation and it's a great chance to see how other people work and to see how different approaches work in different situations.

Challenging projects in areas that I'm unfamiliar with but it's a chance to learn new skills and information.

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

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working with great people.
Driving the company forward.
Opportunities within my role.
No two days are the same.
Customer exposure.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: HR

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Varied role, there is always something new to learn.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

You get a lot of freedom over what you do as long as your work is up to standard. There is a big sense of team motivation and everyone will always be willing to help you out. The environment is always changing so the job is never the same. There is a lot of reactive work to keep you on your toes.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Technical

What are the best and worst things about your job?

-Placement opportunities to see other areas of the business and to learn about the whole process
-Chance to learn and earn at the same time
-Gain valuable experience
-Career progression opportunities
-Good team and work environment

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

training, innovation, always changing, every day is different.

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Industry: Retail Department: Technical department

What are the best and worst things about your job?

no day is the same

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Nice team and company

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Technical

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Get to learn and gain experience in a great industry
Career progression
Studying as well as working
A lot of good opportunities to see things that others within the company may not get the chance to see.
Good management and people to work alongside.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Being able to transfer what I learn at college to on the job work, and I am given opportunities to solve problems that I haven't encountered before.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Varied workload in a dynamic environment.
Frequently presented with new challenges in new technologies.
Potential for further development with recognised qualifications.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I enjoy fixing problems so problem-solving and using your knowledge and skills to overcome issues. Making better products for the factory plus the training, experience and opportunities we are given.

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG Department: Finance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working with such a supportive team has helped me learn so much in such a short space of time! I'm given the time to learn and develop skills that help make everyday tasks much easier.

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Avara Foods Ltd

Average start time: 08:00

Average end time: 17:00

Average number of working hours: 9

Based on 31 reviews


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Application Advice:

I didn't have to apply for a graduate job - not sure how this process works.

Interview Advice:

I didn't have to interview for a graduate job - not sure how this process works.

Technical Assistant, Technical at Avara Foods Ltd
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Application Advice:

As everyone who is applying for the Graduate jobs will have a degree and been through Uni experience, make sure your CV is not just about your time at University.

Try to emphasise other things such as work experience. Things that will make you stand out.

Interview Advice:

The whole interview process is a day long assessment which includes a tour of the factory at the start. Pay attention during the factory tour as some of the information you are told there might be useful during the interview.

Be social and talk to as many people as possible during the whole assessment day.

Principal Engineer, Engineering at Avara Foods Ltd
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Application Advice:

Make sure you know what your role is and what level of management you are going into before you start the job.
Read up thoroughly on the company and the company values.
Be aware that a lot of graduate roles will be factory based.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have a genuine interest in what the company does and how you would like to progress within the company

Laboratory Technician, Laboratory at Avara Foods Ltd
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Application Advice:

Provide previous experience and come across interested in the industry and role you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic about the role and the industry that you want to work in. What can you provide that others cannot. Be open minded and willing to try new roles.

Assitant Farm Manager, Agriculture at Avara Foods Ltd
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Application Advice:

Use a clean and concise CV that showcases your education, experience and skills. Never a bad idea to detail exactly why you want to work for the company and in this industry.

Interview Advice:

- Research the company and its values thoroughly
- Prepare detailed examples of competencies - both in education and the workplace (if possible)
- Showcase your personality and engage with people as much as possible. How you work with others and how you fit into teams is very important

Supply Chain Partnership Manager, Supply Chain at Avara Foods Ltd
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Application Advice:

Communicate passion for the industry.
Link past experiences to the company's values.

Interview Advice:

Use STAR technique for answering questions. Take your time when answering questions to properly think of the best answer (15-30 seconds).

Principal Engineer, Engineering at Avara Foods Ltd
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Application Advice:

Don't be put off if you have a degree that isn't related to the food industry.

Interview Advice:

Be genuine and get involved, this is a family run business who are looking to hire people who will embody the company values and enjoy their work as they do.

Planning Scheduler, Planning at Avara Foods Ltd
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Application Advice:

Keep an open mind, the opportunities that this company can offer you is vast. Do your research, there's a lot more that goes behind our products than you could ever imagine!

Interview Advice:

Questions asked during an interview included the usual e.g. how you approached a difficult situation, talk about a time you had to work as a team. There was also an assessment centre with some team exercises such as building using spaghetti and marshmallows, working on case studies. I found that this company strongly takes into consideration a person's value so rather than any previous experience, they would rather employ people who fit in with the company's values. Cliché, but just be yourself!

Operations Systems Administrator, IT at Avara Foods Ltd
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Application Advice:

Read the job description carefully and tailor your CV to suit, picking out buzz words.

Find out as much as you can about Avara Foods. Who they supply, quantities, the values of the company and the history.

Show on your CV times where you have lead effectively, communicated well and made decisions that affect what you are doing.

Show that you have done things outside of university/school.

Interview Advice:

No need to be nervous. Answer truthfully and show the real you, not what you think they want.

Know your CV by heart.

Be prepared to expand on past experience. Don't rely just on university/school experiences.

Research the latest on what the company has been doing and their values.

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Avara Foods Ltd
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Application Advice:

Just be yourself and be honest and open about what you want from your career and employer as well as highlighting what you bring to the table as a candidate through your skills and experience. As it is a grad scheme I would encourage you to ask questions on other roles and departments in the business as well as just the initial role being applied for.

Interview Advice:

Enthusiasm, curiosity, confidence & honesty.

Sustainability Manager, Commercial- Sustainability at Avara Foods Ltd
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Application Advice:

Research the company - show why you want to apply.
Check and check again - get someone to run through your application, to check there are no little mistakes and help make a good first impression.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself- interviews and assessment days can be intense but being as authentic as you can will stand you in good stead.
Be prepared - make sure you have done your research on the Company and be prepared to demonstrate why you truly want to work there and are suited to the role.
Try and relax and be calm- the interviewers know you are nervous and they aren't trying to trick you in their questions. Take a deep breath and gather your thoughts first. It's okay to ask them to repeat the question.
Don't be afraid to ask questions - this is your opportunity to find out more about the company, the role and anything else!
Be on time and make sure you are presentable - first impressions count.

Communications Coordinator, Communications at Avara Foods Ltd
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Application Advice:

Even if you've never heard of the company or have a degree that you don't think relates to the job role, apply anyway! There are so many graduates that come into the company that would never have thought they'd end up there but there are so many different roles within the business that you would never know about and so many different possible career paths that it's worth applying and getting involved. They look for qualities within the person as well as education so everyone has a chance.

Interview Advice:

It's probably said over and over but be yourself! They're not looking for who has the most polished interview answers, they're looking for who answers honestly and has a like-minded approach to the company. The assessment days are all about getting to know you as a person rather than an inquisition. You will be asked the 'describe a time when..' questions but make sure you do use a real life experience, even if it's from uni (I did) as they're looking to see what you've learnt from that experience and how you can apply it so will be able to tell if it's not your own.

Supply Chain Partnership Manager, Supply Chain at Avara Foods Ltd
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Application Advice:

Submit application

Interview Advice:

Be yourself
Ask questions
Research the company & industry

Planner, Planning at Avara Foods Ltd
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Application Advice:

Get to know a bit about the company and the values that are important; try to make links to examples where you have demonstrated you follow similar values.

Interview Advice:

Think of examples from work or other experiences where you've shown leadership, teamwork or thinking outside the box. Make sure that you consider how you could have improved the outcome or what you learnt from these experiences.

Engineering Graduate, Engineering at Avara Foods Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be yourself.
Show a willingness to learn and work hard.
Sell yourself, but provide tangible examples (Improved by 20% for example).

Interview Advice:

Do your research - company, market (challenges/opportunities).
Be confident in your own ability.
Enquire about opportunities within the business (training/job opportunities).

Account Manager, Commercial at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

Reasonably good graduate salary, and I get paid overtime too.
I've been able to go on training courses that have enhanced my CV.
I get to interact with a lot of departments, so I get a better understanding about the whole process, rather than just a view from my department.
Cheap chicken through staff sales.
Opportunity to move around the UK as there are a lot of production sites.

Worst:

Blame culture.
Promotions often given because of who you are or who you know, not because of your merit.

Technical Assistant, Technical at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

National company,
Good work/life balance,
variety of markets,
variety of possible roles,
Experienced and knowledgeable work force

Planner, Agriculture at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

Large Company that is open with what it wants to accomplish.

Principal Engineer, Engineering at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

Lots of progression opportunities in most departments
Through the grad scheme there are plenty of training opportunities if asked
As it is a large company, there are so many different roles and so many departments. Through networking you can meet lots of different people and find an area of the company that you are really interested in and hopefully a role can develop from that. The graduate scheme is flexible to allow this, and the graduate coordinators are really supportive with helping you to get a role in something you have shown interest in.

Worst:

Previous negative experience with HR department and a lack of support, but this varies from site to site.
The sites are spread out all over the country, so networking within the graduates can be difficult.
Roles within the factory can be difficult (depending on the person). The environment can definitely be challenging in many ways, which is hard to prepare for.
Not much training prior to taking on managerial roles. Which can be difficult for graduates fresh out of university. I believe this issue has improved for more recent cohorts

Laboratory Technician, Laboratory at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

Great atmosphere, lots of training and opportunities available

Worst:

Large company means more corporate paperwork

Assitant Farm Manager, Agriculture at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

Commitment to workforce through support and training.

Worst:

Older workforce has led to some callousness with regards to political correctness.

Principal Engineer, Engineering at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

Everyone's approach to work and the general atmosphere

Worst:

There can be odd shift patterns due to the nature of the business

Planning Scheduler, Planning at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

Culture is consistent across employees

Worst:

Communication

Operations Systems Administrator, IT at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

Opportunity to progress

Worst:

Sometimes organisation and communication could be improved.

Technical Support, Agriculture Hatcheries at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

Offering the opportunities to apprentices and graduates

Worst:

Poor communication in some of the department

Principal Engineer, Engineering at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

The support given to me since I have joined has been very good. If I don't know something all I have to do is ask for help. My colleagues at Avara always have time to help you out with issues.

Worst:

Struggle to think of one!

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

The people.
The challenge and responsibility giving to you from day one makes you feel valued and trusted.

Worst:

There is still disconnect between department and sites since the merger and formation of Avara in 2018 therefore I know not all areas of the business work to the same ethos.

Sustainability Manager, Commercial- Sustainability at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

- The people. Having such a diverse workforce means there are more people to share their knowledge and experience.
- The fast, changing pace of the industry means that there are always new challenges and exciting opportunities
- The culture. I feel valued, confident to by myself and comfortable to give feedback - to anyone, no matter what level they are.
- The company ethics. I trust that they keep their promises and do the best for their people.

Worst:

- Having a wide geographical spread across the country can sometimes make it more tricky to connect and work with other colleagues

Communications Coordinator, Communications at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

They do look after their own and are very much about keeping and holding onto people. Once you're in there's huge opportunities for your career and flexibility so if you want to try something new there are chance for you to do so. Without doubt the people are different to anywhere else I've experienced, and really make the company.

Supply Chain Partnership Manager, Supply Chain at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

Staff
Resources
Lots of challenges and opportunities

Worst:

Lacks organisation and drive in some areas
Significant parts of the business neglected

Planner, Planning at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

Competitive Salary
Experienced Colleagues
Real Responsibility from the Start

Engineering Graduate, Engineering at Avara Foods Ltd
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Best:

A company on the rise.
Investment in graduates.
Values and ethics, doing things the right way.
Family ways of working rather than corporate.

Worst:

New business therefore there are still alignment challenges, but they're being solved.

Account Manager, Commercial at Avara Foods Ltd
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Worst:

New business therefore there are still alignment challenges, but they're being solved.

HR Support Apprentice, HR at Avara Foods Ltd View »

Worst:

New business therefore there are still alignment challenges, but they're being solved.

Engineering Degree Apprentice, Engineering at Avara Foods Ltd View »

Worst:

New business therefore there are still alignment challenges, but they're being solved.

Food Science Degree Apprentice, Technical at Avara Foods Ltd View »

Worst:

New business therefore there are still alignment challenges, but they're being solved.

Engineering Apprentice, Engineering at Avara Foods Ltd View »

Worst:

New business therefore there are still alignment challenges, but they're being solved.

Food technical professional, Technical department at Avara Foods Ltd View »

Worst:

New business therefore there are still alignment challenges, but they're being solved.

Level 3 Standards, Engineering at Avara Foods Ltd View »

Worst:

New business therefore there are still alignment challenges, but they're being solved.

Food Science Degree Apprentice, Technical at Avara Foods Ltd View »

Worst:

New business therefore there are still alignment challenges, but they're being solved.

Mechatronics Standard, Engineering at Avara Foods Ltd View »

Worst:

New business therefore there are still alignment challenges, but they're being solved.

Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer, Engineering at Avara Foods Ltd View »

Worst:

New business therefore there are still alignment challenges, but they're being solved.

Mechatronics level 2/3, Engineering at Avara Foods Ltd View »

Worst:

New business therefore there are still alignment challenges, but they're being solved.

Finance Assistant, Finance at Avara Foods Ltd View »