Graduate Programmes & Undergraduate Placements

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Want to join one of our graduate programmes or are you looking for an undergraduate placement?
We’re looking for applicants with enthusiasm, talent, motivation, drive, and resilience who are keen to start a career in the food industry. With us, the pace is fast, energy levels are high, and your potential career success is unlimited.

We’ll support you to become future leaders. We’ll give you real responsibility from day one, supporting you every step of the way.

Choose from eight core functional programmes – Whichever path you choose, our innovative programmes, underpinned by a comprehensive training plan, will give you vast exposure to all aspects of our business as you rotate through different roles, departments, and locations, dealing with different products and customers.

Graduate Programmes start in September and involve a minimum of three 12-month placements across different locations, so flexibility is a must. The exceptions to this are our Finance programme, which is three placements over three and a half years, and our Bo’ness HR programme, which is 2 placements over 2 years.

Undergraduate paid industrial placements start in July and last for 12 months.

Click below to find out more about each stage of the application process.

These programmes are designed for those in an early stage of their career.
Applicants for our Graduate Programmes must be willing to be flexible and mobile within the UK over the duration of the programme they are applying for. If this is not you, but you’re still interested in other Bakkavor opportunities please take a look at our careers page.

Our one-year placements are designed for undergraduate students seeking work experience in industry. Please do not apply if you are a post-graduate student, as your application will not be considered.

Unfortunately, Bakkavor cannot sponsor employment visas, therefore you are required to have the right to work in the UK for the full duration of the programme before you apply. If you do not have this, your application will not be considered.

The last date to submit a Phase 1 Application will be Friday 22nd December 2023.

Please note that we will be closing the application process once we have received a sufficient number of qualified candidates. Therefore, we encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience to ensure consideration.

To find out more about the programmes and begin the application process, please click one of the tiles below.


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