Commercial Graduate Scheme - Samworth Brothers

Samworth Brothers

Samworth Brothers are a 21st-century food business creating high-quality food products enjoyed by millions of people across the UK every day. We have grown to employ over 10,000 people across our group of businesses based mainly in Leicestershire but also with sites spread across the UK including Cornwall, Worksop, Shoreham-by-Sea, and Manchester. You may have heard of some of our branded products such as Soreen, Higgidy, Dickinson & Morris, and Ginsters, but we also make products for major UK food retailers.

For four generations Samworth Brothers has been acting responsibly and doing the right thing. As a business, we exist to be a force for good in the lives of our communities, and to create greater opportunities for our colleagues, our customers and our suppliers. By being the very best at what we do, we can make profits to reinvest in a better future and a better world.

About this Scheme

We are looking for ambitious and data-driven individuals to join us, working within our Commercial job family. From understanding market trends and shopper preferences, through to development and supporting the launch of new products, our Commercial teams must maintain close relationships with our retail customers, suppliers, and internal teams to manage our product portfolio, sales and promotional plans to achieve the best possible results. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in the commerciality of food manufacturing.

Our 24-month programme is an exciting opportunity to take an accelerated route into management by gaining broad experience as you work across four different 6-month placement roles. On completion of the scheme our Graduates are offered a permanent role, matched to your key strengths and longer-term ambitions.

Genuine roles - every one of our placement roles has been designed to offer you responsibility and variety as our aim is to provide you with a thorough understanding of the business and a valuable breadth of experience.

Support - we are fully invested in your success.From your line managers and colleagues, through to L&D coaches and a dedicated Early Careers team, you will be provided with the support you need to succeed. And as your development is a priority to us, we also offer you individual, professional mentoring with a senior leader who will help you to gain a unique understanding from a leadership perspective and build your professional network.

Graduate Development Programme - delivered in partnership with one of the UK's leading learning providers the programme offers lively experiential learning modules to progress your understanding of business operations and management, and you will put your learning into practice in the workplace to build on your new skills, ultimately leading to a formal management qualification.

The Right Person

We want to work with people who are passionate about food and have an appetite for challenge - turning your academic success into commercial progress will take commitment, energy and skill. We operate in a fast-paced industry so excellent organisation skills are essential. You will be confident with excellent interpersonal skills and be flexible to relocate to our Samworth sites based in Leicester, Cornwall, Worksop, Shoreham-by-Sea, and Manchester (relocation support provided). You will be highly numerate with exceptional analytical skills as well as have a commitment to quality, and safety.

In addition, you will be required to meet the following criteria:

On target to achieve or achieved 2:2 or above in your undergraduate degree

We provide a comprehensive range of benefits including £26,000 starting salary increasing to £28,000 after 12 months, great facilities with onsite parking and subsidised restaurants, as well as an excellent retirement savings plan (pension), private health cover (subject to terms and conditions) and a discount scheme 'Quality Life' that provides savings at supermarkets, high street retailers and a host of leisure outlets.

If successful in the earlier stages of the recruitment process candidates will be invited to a Recruitment Day on Wednesday 17th January.

Samworth Brothers do not engage with unlicensed gangmasters or third parties. Samworth Brothers will NEVER ask you for money in order to provide you with employment. If you are in any doubt please contact an official Samworth Brothers representative.

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