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Food Technology Placement

Wigan, Bourne & Spalding
Closing date
22 Dec 2023

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  Applications Close: 22nd Dec                                                                                                                                               Assessment Centre: Jan/Feb 24                                                                                               
Start Date: July 24                                                                                                         
Starting Salary: £21,000 per annum
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Technical function supports all functions and suppliers to ensure that manufacturing is done correctly, safely and to our expected high standards. Your role could be within one of our factories or an office, and will centre around the principles of food safety, quality management and food engineering. You will have a direct input into helping deliver safe, high-quality products to millions of households across the nation, whilst gaining an insight into the fast-paced life of chilled food manufacturing. A placement with Bakkavor also sets you up with the opportunity to explore a proven pathway into a career with Bakkavor via direct entry or our other early careers programmes upon completion of your degree.
You’ll need:
o To be currently studying towards a Technical, Food or Science based degree (Undergraduates Only)
o To demonstrate experience of working as part of a team
o An existing ‘right to work’ in the UK, we are unable to sponsor visas as part of the Placement
o A clearly articulated motivation to learn more about the food industry
o A desire to learn how food manufacturing works and to get into detail of: What makes food safe & how factories consistently produce great quality food time after time
o An ability to apply practical ideas and demonstrate your adaptability
o A curiosity to explore, learn and show initiative
o An ability to demonstrate good attention to detail
o A full UK driver’s licence and own transport is preferred and is mandatory for any Lincolnshire placements, as our locations and suppliers are not always readily accessible by public transport

All placements are subject to successful right to work checks, and eligibility to work in the UK.
Discover Bakkavor
We're probably the biggest name you've never heard of. You've almost certainly eaten our food - you just didn't realise it! As global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry with over 16,000 employees, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's….

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We're the biggest name you've never heard of! You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas and we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality food to join us. Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts, and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy, and convenient food. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.

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5th Floor, 8 Mortimer Street
Greater London
United Kingdom

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