The scheme provides the opportunity for a collection of recent graduates to take up roles in Bakkavor’s manufacturing, finance, technical, human resources, development and engineering departments, part of a three-year leadership training programme.
Those selected will gain hands-on experience and contribute to projects from the very start, while also studying for a nationally recognised qualification and engaging in community and charitable activities.
In addition to the full-time roles on offer, Bakkavor is looking for 18 undergraduates to join its student placement scheme, which will see successful applicants fulfil various roles within the business. The positions on offer span several specialist functions such as manufacturing, finance, technical, development, commercial, ESG and HR.
The placements are set to begin in July 2024 and will run throughout the summer.
Both schemes have positions available at Bakkavor sites across the UK, including Bo'ness, Lincolnshire, Wigan, Bourne, Spalding, and London. Applications are now open through the manufacturer’s website.
Bakkavor ‘dedicated to nurturing young talent’
Bakkavor announced that it would be running the two programmes to coincide with National Graduate Week, which is being marked between 23 and 27 October 2023. Group HR director Donna-Maria Lee described the initiative as a “great opportunity” for young people to start thinking about their future career path in more detail and learn what job roles and responsibilities are on offer.
“Bakkavor has a long-standing dedication to nurturing young talent, providing valuable learning opportunities with competitive rewards,” added Lee.
“This approach has allowed us to consistently draw top young talent and, in turn, this has enabled us to maintain and strengthen our position as an industry leader.”
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