Degree Apprenticeship

Competitive and benefits
06 Nov 2019
06 Dec 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
24 months+

We are recruiting now for our September 2020 Degree Apprenticeship programme.
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Why Greencore?

Are you finishing your studies and considering your next move? Perhaps you want to start earning a salary now rather than taking out student loans? Maybe you’re already working but a fast track leadership programme appeals to you? Whatever your circumstances, look no further, we can offer you a tasty career in food and give you an opportunity to grow your career with Greencore through our Degree Apprenticeship Programme.

You may not have heard of us, but we’re sure you’ve tried our products. Greencore is a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. We employ c. 11,800 colleagues across 16 manufacturing sites, and we supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals. In fact we reckon you’ll have consumed at least one of our products in the last 4 weeks!

If you’re resilient, pragmatic and keen to focus on identifying and seizing opportunities, then we can provide a vibrant and welcoming workplace. We’re looking for individuals who will strive for continual excellence in a fast-paced, fast growing environment. We firmly believe it’s our people who equal our performance which is why we place so much emphasis on colleague development and career progression.

What you'll be doing

The Greencore Degree Apprenticeship Programme is an apprenticeship plan designed to help you reach the top. You’ll be working in a market leading, fast growing and dynamic business earning a competitive salary, with the potential to reach a senior manager position in four years (subject to measured and monitored development and performance).

In partnership with Nottingham Trent University, this 4 year’s degree programme will align your studies to real work allowing you to earn as you learn.

From new product development to operations you will have the opportunity gain experience across a variety of functions as you learn about our innovative approach to food.

The programme starts in September 2020 and assessment centres will be held from February 2020.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for individuals with a passion for food, innovation and people. You will also be:

  • Highly motivated to grow your career studying for a degree alongside doing a demanding day job.
  • Resilient and equipped to take change in your stride.
  • Curious, organised and able to use your excellent communication skills to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders.

We are looking for a minimum of 120 UCAS points or can demonstrate previous relevant work experience. To participate in the programme, it is desirable to hold Level 2 Qualification in Maths & English (equivalent to GCSE).

We have opportunities across our 16 sites, so we require flexibility to travel.

If this sounds like you, join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success.

What you’ll get in return

Not only will you gain experience across our business whilst completing a funded CMI chartered degree you will also have access to our Greencore colleague benefits including:

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

As part of your degree apprenticeship programme you will be supported with on the job training, mentoring and development opportunities to further your career in food.


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