1 Year Placement - Product Development / Food Technologist

Salary: £18’000 pro rata
Location: The East, Spalding, Cowbit
Start date: Jul-2018
Sectors: Manufacturing and Production, Science & Technology, Food & Drink & Catering,

Who is Bakkavor?

You may not have heard of us, but we’re just about the biggest name in the food industry. You’ll find us in the factories and fridges across the land both in the UK and overseas, where we are establishing a fast-developing presence in the United States and China.

In total, we have 19,000 employees worldwide and our customers include some of the best known grocery retailers who sell our products to consumers under their respective retailer brands. That’s why we are proud to work with all the leading retail brands; it’s what keeps us busy! Why wouldn’t you want work on a bigger scale and become a part of all their success stories?

What you’ll gain

If you support our passion for great food, have great attention to detail and strong values, you can expect us to give you opportunities, development and support to enable you to grow during the year that you are with us. Expect to gain key skills in everything from food safety, food labelling and microbiology to internal auditing and factory hygiene, not to mention management and leadership. This placement will be perfect someone who is in the process of studying a related food science degree with the aim of entering this field upon completion of their degree.

You will be based at our site in Spalding, Lincolnshire on a daily basis, but can expect to spend periods of time in any one of our business units across the UK to work on projects throughout the year. So the ability to show flexibility and comfort with moving around the country is a must.

What you’ll need

• Studying a food related science degree
• Keen to gain experience in Product Development/ Product Engineering and bringing products through the life cycle
• Previous experience working as part of a team
• In depth knowledge in market research and keeping up with the latest food trends
• Full UK driver’s license preferred

Apply now

Ultimately the role is all about giving you an all-round understanding of both the technical and food manufacturing world, as there’s more than meets the eye to be able to get the food from farm to fork!

If your experience matches our role, please forward your CV and a covering letter, outlining why you are interested in our placement via the apply now button below.

Closing date for applications will be 24th November and for those people shortlisted you will be asked to attend an assessment centre w/c 13th December in Lincolnshire.