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Product Development, Lifecycle & Category Management Placement

London, Lincoln, Newark
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 
                                                                                                                                                                                                      A placement in development will give you the opportunity to be part of a team, bringing new products and new recipes to market. Expect to gain skills in a range of areas such as critical path management, ingredient sourcing, costings, couriers, product benchmarking, trends, and actual product development working with a chef team (this role is office based not kitchen based). This entry-level placement will be perfect for someone who is in the process of studying a Food related degree with the aim of entering this field upon obtaining their qualification. If you display a passion and an aptitude for Development, you may be given the option of returning for a graduate programme or a direct entry role after completion of your degree. You will be based at one of our hubs in either London, Lincolnshire, near Edinburgh or Newark and will be provided with a broad range of activities and projects.
You’ll need:
o To be ideally studying towards a Food or Hospitality related degree, with a passion for food (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 Development teams support Business success and drive engaging and valued partnerships with our customers
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, as some of 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.
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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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