Operations Graduate Programme - ABP Food Group

Salary: £20,000 plus benefits
Location: West Midlands, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury Town Centre & North Shrewsbury
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Distribution & Logistics, Management, Manufacturing and Production, Environmental, Food & Drink & Catering

ABP Food Group works with a network of over 35,000 farmers and is renowned for paying its suppliers on the day of delivery at strategically located local abattoirs that minimise animal transport distances.

ABP Food Group contributes an estimated €1.3bn each year into the rural economies in which it operates. We recognise that the farmers who supply meat to us are vital partners in ensuring that the quality of our product is maintained and traceability is ensured. Our core business - ABP Beef - is supported by its renewable, pet food and protein divisions, which combine to ensure the value of by-products is maximized and the environmental impact of our business and customers is minimized.

Job description:

Over the first 12 months you'll be exposed to different areas of the business to increase your understanding of each department. At the beginning of your career we offer our graduates a four week programme where you'll get the chance to undertake team building exercises, develop your lean manufacturing awareness, manage traceability and understand the procurement process as well as technical engineering.

We will help you gain an understanding of the core processes within the meat industry by learning about retail production, manufacturing and procurement, the effect of freezing meats and operational running.

Moving into your second year, you'll continue your professional development by gaining experience in costings, business strategy, commercial development, people management as well as covering modules in sustainability and supply chain management.

Duties and responsibilities:

Assist in the operational running of the business; overseeing process flow, supporting commercial projects, waste management and improving efficiencies where possible.

The individual:

Academically, we are looking for CCC (or higher) at A-level and a 2:2 degree (or higher) from any discipline.

With strong communication skills, both verbal and written, you will also have the following;

• Commitment and ambition

• Leadership potential

• A desire to learn and become an expert

• Drive

• A great work ethic

Salary and benefits:

At Anglo Beef Processors, we know how hard graduates work and what a substantial contribution they make to businesses and because of this, we offer the people who join us a very attractive package.

This includes;

• Starting salary: £20,000

• Performance based salary review

• Up to a £5,000 salary increase after 12 months

• Professional Qualifications

• Extensive training and development

We also fully appreciate the costly investment that you have made in your education over the past 3-4 years and therefore offer a relocation fund (tax free) in the first two years of your graduate programme. The fund is worth £4,000 each year and available to anyone who has to relocate more than 25 miles from home.

Discovery Graduates are the retained managing consultants. All applications will be processed through Discovery. We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews. In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.

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