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Operations Graduate Programme (J002503)

JOB TITLE: Operations Graduate Programme – J002503
COMPANY: Avara Foods
LOCATION: Brackley, Dudley, Hereford, or Telford
SALARY: £28,000 (reviewed every 6 months throughout the programme) plus generous benefits and training package

Are you passionate about achieving and operating to high standards? Looking for a new challenge to kickstart your career?

As an inclusive, forward-thinking business, we take pride in our approach to Operations across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Operations Graduate to be part of a high-performance team. You will be a key part of our site Operations team, based at our advanced manufacturing sites located in either Brackley (Northamptonshire), Telford (Shropshire), Dudley or Hereford.

Purpose of the role

Our operations are at the heart of our business and are the key to ensuring we can produce and deliver on our customer requirements and achieve our ambitious business plan. Our operational facilities are best in class and whether a Primary or Portioning site, are full of a diverse and highly skilled group of colleagues who are all motivated to achieve the same goal whether this is in our Production, Logistics, Technical, Engineering, Planning, Finance, or our People teams.

As an Operations Graduate you will be joining our operation on a 24 – 36 months varied and challenging programme, developing your skills, and raising your strategic awareness, with the aim of becoming a key member of the site logistics team.

Your key responsibilities as an Operations Graduate will include:

• Developing an in-depth knowledge of our Operational processes, including Production processes, health and safety standards, KPI’s and operational procedures
• Having responsibility for an area within our factory and delivering on resource management, achieving daily KPI’s and targets to ensure full customer orders are met
• Getting involved in site projects to develop your project management skills, whilst working with key cross functional stakeholders
• Growing and developing your people skills by leading and influencing those around you in our factories
• Communicating with all levels, including your site peers and key stakeholders to always ensure transparent communication and influence key decisions
• Gaining an understanding of the site’s key KPI’s and driving continuous improvement in your day-to-day role

This role will be varied and at times challenging and is based heavily in our factory environments, as well as some time spent in the office. Our manufacturing facilities are fast-paced, automated and refrigerated environments with a highly diverse workforce.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a driven and ambitious Operations Graduate to join our team. To be successful you will:
• Have achieved a 2:2 degree (or higher) in Operational Management, Business Management, Manufacturing or Supply Chain Management, and CCC (or higher) at A-Level, with evidence of achievement
• Have an inquisitive and forward-thinking mindset, who is always looking to learn and develop
• Demonstrate a passion for continuous improvement and lean principles
• The ability to communicate confidently and effectively across all levels of the business
• Be confident in building effective working relationships and working as part of a team
• Be able to pick up and deliver projects, with the ability to work unsupervised
• Have a flexible approach and responsible attitude to work and driving development

What’s in it for you on an Avara Foods Graduate Programme?

As an Operations Graduate at Avara Foods, we want you to feel supported and inspired to be the best version of yourself. With a real job and responsibility from day one, our graduate programme framework ensures that you are given equal opportunity to learn all the necessary technical skills in your chosen field and provide you with practical business experience, as well as being personally tailored to you and your development plan.

When you complete the programme, you’ll have built a broad range of experience in a variety of roles to equip you with all the tools and skills needed to progress your career with Avara. Though we offer many opportunities throughout the programme, it is your commitment, determination and resilience that will help to ensure you succeed.

You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:

• £28,000 starting salary with a review every 6 months on your programme
• Fully funded professional qualifications and training in line with career aspirations and your role
• Relocation Allowance – we will support you if you rotate or move around for the duration of your programme
• 5% employer contribution towards Pension
• 31 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays
• Lifestyle benefits such as exclusive perks and discounted shopping vouchers, wellbeing support and discounted gym membership
We have a duty of care to our colleagues and wouldn’t want you to spend a large amount of time commuting, so we require our graduates to be based within a reasonable radius of their placement location. Relocation support is available.

A little about us

Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.

All our operational facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe.

Assessment Process

We work closely with our Graduate Recruitment Partner who will follow up the next stages in your application. Our assessment process includes an assessment day which we will host on one of our operational sites.

You’ll need to have the permanent right to stay and work in the UK.

If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply via the link below:

Operations Graduate in United Kingdom – Avara Foods

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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