Discover Bakkavor

We’re probably the biggest name you’ve never heard of. You’ve almost certainly eaten our food – you just didn’t realise it! As global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry with over 16,000 employees, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose in the UK. We’re ambitious, full of ideas, and we’re keen to find more people who share our passion for quality food to join us. We’re looking for the next generation of talented individuals to join Bakkavor and drive our success.

As well as being the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, we also have a growing international presence in the US and China. Our headquarters are in London, and we have 19 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.

If you share our passion for great food and our strong values, then this company is for you!

We have a diverse range of career opportunities and programmes available for you to kick start your career and make a real impact in the food industry.

Manufacturing Operations is the core of the business, and is responsible for delivering high quality, innovative products to our customers on a massive scale!

We will give you exposure to food manufacturing across several sectors and you will gain a wide range of skills and understanding of how our factories operate and how to manage and develop people.

Length of programme: 12 months, starting July 2024

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO APPLY:

You should have an inquisitive nature and an inbuilt desire to challenge the norms, as well as flexibility and adaptability.

We do have some criteria that we will be looking for – you’ll need these to pass our assessment screening process:

  • Are currently studying towards a degree in any discipline
  • Demonstrated experience of working as part of a team
  • An existing ‘right to work’ in the UK, we are unable to sponsor visas as part of the Placement
  • A desire to learn how food manufacturing works and to get into the detail of how our factories run.
  • A curiosity to explore, learn and show initiative

All placements are subject to successful right to work checks, and eligibility to work in the UK.

WHAT WILL THE PLACEMENT OFFER YOU?

Our Placement programme is designed to broaden your perspective and offer you a variety of learning opportunities as an entry into the food industry. On the Placement, you’ll receive:

  • Reward Package
    • A salary of £21,000 per annum (additional allowance is provided for extra living costs in London placements)
    • Relocation Financial Assistance
    • Access to Bakkavor benefits, such as a discount platform
  • Career Experience, Skills & Responsibility
    • An experienced Line Manager who will complete regular performance reviews and support you through a skills chart checklist of experience
    • Providing everything goes to plan, due to Bakkavor’s size and breadth, we are able to work with you to identify the right career opportunities for your professional development once you complete your degree. This could be a direct entry role, or as part of the Graduate or Apprentice programmes.
    • You’ll take responsibility for your work area and personal development from day one.

Apply today

Our Placements are for people who can think bigger and grow faster. We created them to offer opportunities to students who are looking for quality experience in the food industry. To learn more and apply online, visit: https://Bakkavor/Early-Careers/

After applying, you can expect to complete some initial questions around some relevant scenarios at Bakkavor, followed by an online psychometric test and short video reflection. If successful, we will invite you to an assessment centre in January or February. These interviews are for a July 2024 start on the Placement.

If you have any queries about this programme, or the recruitment process, please contact: [email protected]