We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an
international presence in the US and China. If you shop in any of the UK
major grocery retailers, you are more than likely to have bought one of
our products - but are less likely to be familiar with our company name.
This is because the vast majority of the products we make are marketed
under the private-label brands of our customers.
The products we make are prepared ready to eat,
ready to reheat or ready to cook. We make them just like they’re made at
home, starting with high-quality ingredients, carefully selected from
growers, our own farms and from suppliers we trust.
Consumers are at the heart of what we do: our
deep understanding of the food choices they make enables us to create
and make innovative products for our customers that set us apart from
Focusing on customer service and continuously creating and making food
that is commercially viable and meets consumer demand is what drives our
business and what creates value for our stakeholders.
Apply: Bakkavor Group plc
Training & Profiles
Whichever path you take, you will experience the depth and breadth of
our business by working with different departments, products and
customers. We will also sponsor you to achieve professional
qualifications in your chosen field too!
With the choice of seven different schemes, you will get to explore
everything we do through on-the-job training, mentorship and fast-track
development. Please apply below.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our scheme.
If you cannot find the answer you are looking for email
SP.GraduateEnquiries@Bakkavor.com where we will be happy to help.
When do you open and close for applications?
We open for
applications from Autumn for the following year’s intake, and recruit on
a rolling basis. This means that once we have received enough
applications for our graduate programmes, we will be closing them. So
our advice is to apply as soon as you can.
What is our recruitment process?
We want to keep it as
straight forward as possible. All you need to do is to create an account
from which you complete an application form, online tests and finally a
video interview. Your video is then reviewed by one of our senior
managers in your chosen business area. If selected, you are then invited
to one of our Assessment Centres.
Where will the role be based?
This depends on the
programme, but you should be prepared to relocate up to three times to
take up two placements and then a permanent position. Our sites are
located across the whole of the UK so you will need to show great
Do you accept applications from candidates who need a work permit?
Bakkavor welcomes applications for all members of the community it is
unfortunately not able to provide sponsorship for overseas applicants
for the vacancies on the graduate programme.
When are your Assessment Centres taking place?
Assessment Centres take place during February and March every year. Once
you complete your application form, you will be able to see the exact
dates in relation to your programme on your online account area. So
please ensure you are able to attend if you are selected.
Do I need a driving licence?
It is not mandatory but
preferable to have a driving licence and access to your own transport
due to the locations of some of the placements.
I have submitted my registration, when will I hear from you?
you have submitted your registration form, we will send you an email
confirming it has been received. In addition, you can also keep track of
the current status of your application in your online account area. We
will update your account area and send you an email to advise you of