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Technical Sales Engineer (J002501)

Role: Technical Sales Engineer 

Salary: Basic Salary £25,000 + Bonus, Company Car, Pension, Company Benefits, 31 days Annual Leave  

Location: Field Based Role – Office is based in Halesowen  

Remit: UK Nationwide  

About VFE: 

Vacuum Furnace Engineering (VFE) is a market-leading provider of maintenance servicing for heat treatment industry equipment including vacuum furnaces, melting and casting furnaces, electron beam welders, pumps, spark plasma sintering and autoclaves. Our ServiceCare service offering incorporates planned and preventative maintenance, 24/7 emergency callouts, spares, overhaul and repair services. VFE is also a specialist in the design, supply and overhaul of vacuum furnaces including control system upgrades and modifications, and hotzone design, replacement, and overhaul. 

The Role:  

We are excited to be recruiting for x2 new Technical Sales Engineers to join our UK Sales team. Field based, our Technical Sales Engineers are consultative sales professionals who sell maintenance service contracts and furnace equipment with an average order value between £1,000 – £250,000. Eventually working towards KPI’s, our Sales Engineers will split their role 50% new business focused and 50% existing account management. This is a Technical Consultative role in which you will build a rapport and relationship with the customer 

The Right Person:  

We are looking to recruit a Graduate with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Electronics Engineering. A people person with good communication skills – Verbal and written. We are looking for a self-starter with resilience, determination and motivation who is able to work independently and as part of a team. Must have excellent customer service skills complimented by your keen eye for detail and a never-ending commitment to delivering results.  

Essential Requirements:  

Eligible to live and work in the UK  

Full UK Driving license 

2:1 Related Degree Discipline  

What we can offer:  

We support and train our new graduates throughout the course of their career. It is expected that our Graduate Technical Sales Engineers will become either future Engineering Managers or future Sales Managers within our business. You will have full coaching and support from our Sales Director and Sales Manager.  

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Graduate Development Technologist – New Product Development (J002518)

JOB TITLE: Graduate Development Technologist – New Product Development (J002518)
COMPANY: Pilgrim’s Pride
LOCATION: Corsham, Wiltshire
SALARY: £26,500

The Company

PASSION FOR FOOD, PASSION FOR FARMING

We are Britain’s biggest provider of higher welfare pork and the lowest cost sustainable pig farming business in the UK. We are also the largest producer of higher welfare pork globally. We are proud to partner with more than 1000 UK farmers who share our belief in the highest standards of animal welfare, efficiency and quality.

Pilgrim’s UK is at the forefront of the food manufacturing industry, providing a wide range of high quality, innovative products to the retail and food service sectors.

Our rich heritage is one built on unrivalled expertise in pork farming and processing. We operate in multiple categories, from snacking to fresh pork products. We continue to grow a sustainable business through strategic investment, and by listening to our customers and delivering the quality and added value we know our consumers want.

The Role

The successful candidate will be committed to a career within the food manufacturing sector and looking to develop their career in this fast paced, innovative, global organisation. You will play a significant role in our business of delivering a range of superior quality pork products to the international marketplace and ensuring that that the highest standards of animal welfare are maintained throughout. The successful candidate will gain a breadth of experience across all key aspects of the process, from planning to delivery. You will be involved in a variety of projects and disciplines across the business.

The Graduate Development Technologist sits within the New Product Development department. It is an entry level role where you will have the opportunity to learn, develop and grow into the role whilst supporting the delivery of NPD and innovation activity. You will get involved in various projects made up of retailer briefs and internal innovation plans.

Key Accountabilities

• General – Supports a broad range of NPD/EPD activities and tasks – working with Development manager, technologists and chefs
• Stage & Gate – Delivers their project responsibilities within the business NPD stage & gate process. Supports in gate meetings with information & documentation
• Costings – Provides information for costings and works with chefs, production, finance & commercial teams to ensure accurate costings are produced
• Passion for Food – Has a passion for food & supports growth of food culture in the business and has a strong focus on product quality
• Technical – Learns and applies technical requirements for the NPD projects
• Customer – Supports in customer facing meetings
• Site – Learns and applies site capabilities to their NPD projects. Attends factory trials.
• Kitchen work – Makes samples, weighs recipes and runs/arranges tastings
• Administration – covers many team admin tasks such as new raw material sourcing, arranging couriers, sample shopping, data capture & benchmarking

Skills & Knowledge

• Interest in food and food industry
• Recognises & committed to NPD career path
• Ideally some – NPD work placement or other food manufacturing experience

Qualifications

• Food Related Degree (Food Technology, Food Science, Nutrition)

Salary & Benefits

£26,500 plus highly attractive personal benefits and development package including:

Learning Opportunities:
• Enrolment onto Future Leaders Development Programme which offers an industry recognised management and leadership qualification on completion
• Access to world class E- Learning, IGD courses and webinars
• Your own personal mentor

Personal Benefits:
• Pension, Life Assurance, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
• An invitation to join ‘Our Table’ providing you with a huge range of discounts on everyday items such as groceries, utilities as well as cinema tickets, gym memberships
• Access to a platform providing lots of wellbeing activities, including support and guidance, and our Reward and Recognition activities

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Engineering/Operations Graduate – Future Leaders Programme 2022 (J002475)

Job Title: Engineering/Operations Graduate – Future Leaders Programme 2022

Company: Sims Metal Management

Salary: £28,500

Benefits: £2K Sign-On Bonus

Location: Nationwide

The Company

All organisations today have a duty to ensure they are addressing social, economic and environmental issues, whilst minimising the potential impact on their finances. It is vital to ensure that Corporate Social Responsibility makes economic sense.

At Sims Metal Management (SMM) we know about these challenges and as a global leader we use new technology developments to meet and exceed the increasing requirements for higher recycling and recovery rates.

Sims Metal is the world’s leading electronics and metal recycling company. We are global leaders in the secure and sustainable management of metals from industry, trade and the wider community. With an annual turnover exceeding £5 billion and hundreds of sites across the world, our performance and leadership on environmental, social and governance policies has seen us listed as one of the Global Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations.

We operate from over 200 sites spanning five continents, with over 40 metals recycling sites in the UK. Globally, the business has over 100 years of experience in metals recycling and lead the way in technology development to achieve higher recycling and recovery rates.

The Role

The Future Leaders Programme has two paths: Operations or Engineering. In this structured development programme, you will be exposed to all aspects of the electronics recycling business through rotations within operations or engineering – whichever path you choose. Across both paths you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of capital projects, new equipment installation/commissioning, and continuous/process improvement initiatives across our continental Europe operations.

Through these projects/rotations, you will gain exposure to, and knowledge about, the various functional departments within Sims, such as engineering, production, logistics, sales and marketing, safety, business administration and finance. This integrated approach will provide a diverse experience across the work environments at Sims, including significant time working outside with the operational teams and developing experience through proximity to our complex processing equipment.

Training & Progression

Throughout your time on our Future Leaders Programme, you will receive interactive, hands-on training, as well as a series of blended learning modules that will help develop and strengthen your professional knowledge and skills. You will also be paired with a mentor who will provide you with insight, knowledge, support and guidance.

After completing the programme, you will commence a challenging yet rewarding role, where you will continue to grow professionally within the business. There may also be opportunities for international travel to SMM global sites.

Core Responsibilities & Competencies

To gain insight into the various operations, processes, techniques, and controls in the industry.
To identify problems and implement corrective actions in accordance with procedure.
To be responsible for your own development as well as that of the team.
To install, test and maintain equipment.
To contribute to our continual improvement process.
To analyse data.
To build models.

The Individual

To be successful in this challenging position you will have:

Ideally you will also:

Work Remotely

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Technical Development Programme (J002513)

JOB TITLE: Technical Development Programme (J002513)
COMPANY: Pilgrim’s Pride.
LOCATION: Nationwide
SALARY: £25,000 plus highly attractive personal benefits and development package

The Company

PASSION FOR FOOD, PASSION FOR FARMING

We are Britain’s biggest provider of higher welfare pork and the lowest cost sustainable pig farming business in the UK. We are also the largest producer of higher welfare pork globally. We are proud to partner with more than 1000 UK farmers who share our belief in the highest standards of animal welfare, efficiency and quality.

Pilgrim’s UK is at the forefront of the food manufacturing industry, providing a wide range of high quality, innovative products to the retail and food service sectors.

Our rich heritage is one built on unrivalled expertise in pork farming and processing. We operate in multiple categories, from snacking to fresh pork products. We continue to grow a sustainable business through strategic investment, and by listening to our customers and delivering the quality and added value we know our consumers want.

The Role

The successful candidate will be committed to a career within the food manufacturing sector and looking to develop their career in this fast paced, innovative, global organisation. You will play a significant role in our business of delivering a range of superior quality pork products to the international marketplace and ensuring that that the highest standards of animal welfare are maintained throughout. The successful candidate will gain a breadth of experience across all key aspects of the process, from planning to delivery. You will be involved in a variety of projects and disciplines across the business.

The Technical Rotational Development Programme covers all key aspects of the business from a technical and commercial standpoint. This is a two-year programme which kicks off with an initial induction period where you will learn about the basics of the product and the key roles and processes involved in manufacturing in a factory environment. It will then be followed by 3 rotations where you get a deeper insight into the processes, procedures and people involved. Each rotation will be undertaken at a different Pilgrim’s location offering the broadest insight possible to the organisation. In tandem with this, you will be enrolled into an externally delivered Future Leaders Development Programme. This is an experiential programme that offers an industry recognised qualification at the end. Each rotation and the leadership experiential learning will ensure that you get exposure to a variety of projects, phases, disciplines. From the outset, you will be allocated a Mentor who will support throughout the programme.

Job Description

The Technical Development Programme is at the heart of the business and the successful candidate will be exposed to all key areas of the process as well as our customers. The programme consists of three, six-month modules with the overall aim that by the end of the programme you will become an expert on the factory operations and the supply chain. The three rotations serve to build and develop on previously and newly acquired knowledge, and will include learning about the following areas of the business:

• Understanding the Supply Chain and its impact on production and delivery
• Operational Knowledge
• Yield and Quality Measures
• Quality Management
• Health and Safety, including: Food Safety Standards, Food Standard and Quality Investigations, Root Cause Analysis
• Environmental Standard Operating Procedures
• Documentation and Protocols
• Food Packaging
• Working as part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder team
• Process Improvement – cost and quality
• Technical Infrastructure, including: Systems, Software, Working Practices, Continuous Improvement, Supplier Selection, Supplier Management, Sustainability, Compliance, Legal Requirements, Customer and Certification Requirements

The Individual

Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:

• Analytical mindset
• Sound degree in a relevant area (e.g. Food Science or related subject)
• Drive, enthusiasm, a ‘can do’ attitude with the ability to think for yourself and take responsibility for your actions from day one
• Self-motivated with good time management and excellent organisational skills
• Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate and influence at all levels with both internal and external stakeholders and customers
• Resilient
• Flexible to relocate
• An ability to apply your intelligence in a practical way, with the ability to develop & implement new ideas
• Consistent in achieving and driving for results
• Computer literate to a high level in Microsoft Office applications
• A strong and committed drive to pursue a career in the meat industry
• Have notable achievements in various areas to supplement your academic achievements (desirable)
• Driving licence, or a demonstrable commitment to gaining a licence.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to develop and grow within a friendly and team-orientated international business.

Salary & Benefits

£25,000 plus highly attractive personal benefits and development package including:

Learning Opportunities:

• Enrolment onto Future Leaders Development Programme which offers an industry recognised management and leadership qualification on completion
• Access to world class E- Learning, IGD courses and webinars
• Your own personal mentor

Personal Benefits:
• Pension, Life Assurance, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
• An invitation to join ‘Our Table’ providing you with a huge range of discounts on everyday items such as groceries, utilities as well as cinema tickets, gym memberships
• Access to a platform providing lots of wellbeing activities, including support and guidance, and our Reward and Recognition activities

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Operations Development Programme (J002510)

JOB TITLE: Operations Development Programme (J002510)

COMPANY: Pilgrim’s Pride.

LOCATION: Nationwide

SALARY: £25,000 plus highly attractive personal benefits and development package

The Company

PASSION FOR FOOD, PASSION FOR FARMING

We are Britain’s biggest provider of higher welfare pork and the lowest cost sustainable pig farming business in the UK.  We are also the largest producer of higher welfare pork globally. We are proud to partner with more than 1000 UK farmers who share our belief in the highest standards of animal welfare, efficiency, and quality.

Pilgrim’s UK is at the forefront of the food manufacturing industry, providing a wide range of high quality, innovative products to the retail and food service sectors.

Our rich heritage is one built on unrivalled expertise in pork farming and processing. We operate in multiple categories, from snacking to fresh pork products. We continue to grow a sustainable business through strategic investment, and by listening to our customers and delivering the quality and added value we know our consumers want.

The Role

The successful candidate will be committed to a career within the food manufacturing sector and looking to develop their career in this fast paced, innovative, global organisation. You will play a significant role in our business of delivering a range of superior quality pork products to the international marketplace and ensuring that that the highest standards of animal welfare are maintained throughout. The successful candidate will gain a breadth of experience across all key aspects of the process, from planning to delivery. You will be involved in a variety of projects and disciplines across the business.

The Operational Rotational Development Programme covers all key aspects of the business from an operational standpoint.  This is a two-year programme which kicks off with an initial induction period where you will learn about the basics of the product and the key roles and processes involved in manufacturing in a factory environment.  It will then be followed by 3 rotations where you get a deeper insight into the processes, procedures, and people involved. Each rotation will be undertaken at a different Pilgrim’s location offering the broadest insight possible to the organisation. In tandem with this, you will be enrolled into an externally delivered Future Leaders Development Programme. This is an experiential programme that offers an industry recognised qualification at the end. Each rotation and the leadership experiential learning will ensure that you get exposure to a variety of projects, phases, and disciplines. From the outset, you will be allocated a Mentor who will support throughout the programme.

Job Description

The Operational Development Programme is at the heart of the business and the successful candidate will be exposed to all key areas of the process as well as our customers. The three rotations serve to build and develop on previously and newly acquired knowledge, and will look at the following areas of the business:

Rotation 1 – Introduction

Rotation 2 – Fresh

Rotation 3 – Retail Pack

In addition to the above, you will learn about a wide range of other tasks and activities that you would face in an operational role including:

Salary & Benefits

£25,000 plus highly attractive personal benefits and development package including:

Learning Opportunities:

Personal Benefits:

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Commercial Development Programme (J002511)

JOB TITLE: Commercial Development Programme (J002511)

COMPANY: Pilgrim’s Pride.

LOCATION: Nationwide

SALARY: £25,000 plus highly attractive personal benefits and development package

The Company

PASSION FOR FOOD, PASSION FOR FARMING

We are Britain’s biggest provider of higher welfare pork and the lowest cost sustainable pig farming business in the UK.  We are also the largest producer of higher welfare pork globally. We are proud to partner with more than 1000 UK farmers who share our belief in the highest standards of animal welfare, efficiency, and quality.

Pilgrim’s UK is at the forefront of the food manufacturing industry, providing a wide range of high quality, innovative products to the retail and food service sectors.

Our rich heritage is one built on unrivalled expertise in pork farming and processing. We operate in multiple categories, from snacking to fresh pork products. We continue to grow a sustainable business through strategic investment, and by listening to our customers and delivering the quality and added value we know our consumers want.

The Role

The successful candidate will be committed to a career within the food manufacturing sector and looking to develop their career in this fast paced, innovative, global organisation. You will play a significant role in our business of delivering a range of superior quality pork products to the international marketplace and ensuring that that the highest standards of animal welfare are maintained throughout. The successful candidate will gain a breadth of experience across all key aspects of the process, from planning to delivery. You will be involved in a variety of projects and disciplines across the business.

The Commercial Rotational Development Programme covers all key aspects of the business from a commercial standpoint.  This is a two-year programme which kicks off with an initial induction period where you will learn about the basics of the product and the key roles and processes involved in manufacturing in a factory environment.  It will then be followed by 4 rotations where you get a deeper insight into the processes, procedures, and people involved. Each rotation will be undertaken at a different Pilgrim’s location offering the broadest insight possible to the organisation. In tandem with this, you will be enrolled into an externally delivered Future Leaders Development Programme. This is an experiential programme that offers an industry recognised qualification at the end. Each rotation and the leadership experiential learning will ensure that you get exposure to a variety of projects, phases, and disciplines. From the outset, you will be allocated a Mentor who will support throughout the programme.

Job Description

The Commercial Development Programme is at the heart of the business, and the successful candidate will be exposed to all key areas of the process as well as our customers. The first rotation looks at production and serves as a vital introduction into the commercial aspect of the business. The successful candidate will then work on a different customer business unit on each of their next three rotations, gaining an invaluable insight into the similarities and differences involved with different customers.  The four rotations serve to build and develop on previously and newly acquired knowledge, and will look at the following areas of the business:

Rotation 1 – Production

Rotations 2, 3 and 4 – Customer Teams A, B and C

The Individual

Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to develop and grow within a friendly and team-orientated international business.

Salary & Benefits

£25,000 plus highly attractive personal benefits and development package including:

Learning Opportunities:

Personal Benefits:

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Agriculture Development Programme (J002512)

JOB TITLE: Agriculture Development Programme – J002512

COMPANY: Pilgrim’s Pride.

LOCATION: Nationwide

SALARY: £25,000 plus highly attractive personal benefits and development package

The Company

PASSION FOR FOOD, PASSION FOR FARMING

We are Britain’s biggest provider of higher welfare pork and the lowest cost sustainable pig farming business in the UK.  We are also the largest producer of higher welfare pork globally. We are proud to partner with more than 1000 UK farmers who share our belief in the highest standards of animal welfare, efficiency and quality.

Pilgrim’s UK is at the forefront of the food manufacturing industry, providing a wide range of high quality, innovative products to the retail and food service sectors.

Our rich heritage is one built on unrivalled expertise in pork farming and processing. We operate in multiple categories, from snacking to fresh pork products. We continue to grow a sustainable business through strategic investment, and by listening to our customers and delivering the quality and added value we know our consumers want.

The Role

The successful candidate will be committed to a career within the food manufacturing sector and looking to develop their career in this fast paced, innovative, global organisation. You will play a significant role in our business of delivering a range of superior quality pork products to the international marketplace and ensuring that that the highest standards of animal welfare are maintained throughout. The successful candidate will gain a breadth of experience across all key aspects of the process, from planning to delivery. You will be involved in a variety of projects and disciplines across the business.

The Agri Rotational Development Programme covers all key aspects of the business from an operational standpoint.  This is a two-year programme which kicks off with an initial induction period where you will learn about the basics of the product and the key roles and processes involved in manufacturing in a factory environment.  It will then be followed by 4 rotations where you get a deeper insight into the processes, procedures, and people involved. Each rotation will be undertaken at a different Pilgrim’s location offering the broadest insight possible to the organisation. In tandem with this, you will be enrolled into an externally delivered Future Leaders Development Programme. This is an experiential programme that offers an industry recognised qualification at the end. Each rotation and the leadership experiential learning will ensure that you get exposure to a variety of projects, phases, and disciplines. From the outset, you will be allocated a Mentor who will support throughout the programme.

Job Description

The Agri Development Programme is at the heart of the business and the successful candidate will be exposed to all key areas of the supply chain process, from pig production though to retailer delivery of the finished product. Please note this programme will include time in the Lairage. The four rotations serve to build and develop on previously and newly acquired knowledge, and will look at the following areas of the business:

Rotation 1 – Introduction – Pig Production 1

Rotation 2 – Pig Production 2

Rotation 3 – Technical

Rotation 4

Compliance/HR

Supply Chain

Finance/SHE (Safety Health Environment)

The Individual

Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to develop and grow within a friendly and team-orientated international business.

Salary & Benefits

£25,000 plus highly attractive personal benefits and development package including:

Learning Opportunities:

Personal Benefits:

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Technical Development Programme (J002513)

JOB TITLE: Technical Development Programme (J002513)
COMPANY: Pilgrim’s Pride.
LOCATION: Nationwide
SALARY: £25,000 plus highly attractive personal benefits and development package

The Company

PASSION FOR FOOD, PASSION FOR FARMING

We are Britain’s biggest provider of higher welfare pork and the lowest cost sustainable pig farming business in the UK. We are also the largest producer of higher welfare pork globally. We are proud to partner with more than 1000 UK farmers who share our belief in the highest standards of animal welfare, efficiency and quality.

Pilgrim’s UK is at the forefront of the food manufacturing industry, providing a wide range of high quality, innovative products to the retail and food service sectors.

Our rich heritage is one built on unrivalled expertise in pork farming and processing. We operate in multiple categories, from snacking to fresh pork products. We continue to grow a sustainable business through strategic investment, and by listening to our customers and delivering the quality and added value we know our consumers want.

The Role

The successful candidate will be committed to a career within the food manufacturing sector and looking to develop their career in this fast paced, innovative, global organisation. You will play a significant role in our business of delivering a range of superior quality pork products to the international marketplace and ensuring that that the highest standards of animal welfare are maintained throughout. The successful candidate will gain a breadth of experience across all key aspects of the process, from planning to delivery. You will be involved in a variety of projects and disciplines across the business.

The Technical Rotational Development Programme covers all key aspects of the business from a technical and commercial standpoint. This is a two-year programme which kicks off with an initial induction period where you will learn about the basics of the product and the key roles and processes involved in manufacturing in a factory environment. It will then be followed by 3 rotations where you get a deeper insight into the processes, procedures and people involved. Each rotation will be undertaken at a different Pilgrim’s location offering the broadest insight possible to the organisation. In tandem with this, you will be enrolled into an externally delivered Future Leaders Development Programme. This is an experiential programme that offers an industry recognised qualification at the end. Each rotation and the leadership experiential learning will ensure that you get exposure to a variety of projects, phases, disciplines. From the outset, you will be allocated a Mentor who will support throughout the programme.

Job Description

The Technical Development Programme is at the heart of the business and the successful candidate will be exposed to all key areas of the process as well as our customers. The programme consists of three, six-month modules with the overall aim that by the end of the programme you will become an expert on the factory operations and the supply chain. The three rotations serve to build and develop on previously and newly acquired knowledge, and will include learning about the following areas of the business:

• Understanding the Supply Chain and its impact on production and delivery
• Operational Knowledge
• Yield and Quality Measures
• Quality Management
• Health and Safety, including: Food Safety Standards, Food Standard and Quality Investigations, Root Cause Analysis
• Environmental Standard Operating Procedures
• Documentation and Protocols
• Food Packaging
• Working as part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder team
• Process Improvement – cost and quality
• Technical Infrastructure, including: Systems, Software, Working Practices, Continuous Improvement, Supplier Selection, Supplier Management, Sustainability, Compliance, Legal Requirements, Customer and Certification Requirements

The Individual

Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:

• Analytical mindset
• Sound degree in a relevant area (e.g. Food Science or related subject)
• Drive, enthusiasm, a ‘can do’ attitude with the ability to think for yourself and take responsibility for your actions from day one
• Self-motivated with good time management and excellent organisational skills
• Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate and influence at all levels with both internal and external stakeholders and customers
• Resilient
• Flexible to relocate
• An ability to apply your intelligence in a practical way, with the ability to develop & implement new ideas
• Consistent in achieving and driving for results
• Computer literate to a high level in Microsoft Office applications
• A strong and committed drive to pursue a career in the meat industry
• Have notable achievements in various areas to supplement your academic achievements (desirable)
• Driving licence, or a demonstrable commitment to gaining a licence.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to develop and grow within a friendly and team-orientated international business.

Salary & Benefits

£25,000 plus highly attractive personal benefits and development package including:

Learning Opportunities:

• Enrolment onto Future Leaders Development Programme which offers an industry recognised management and leadership qualification on completion
• Access to world class E- Learning, IGD courses and webinars
• Your own personal mentor

Personal Benefits:
• Pension, Life Assurance, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
• An invitation to join ‘Our Table’ providing you with a huge range of discounts on everyday items such as groceries, utilities as well as cinema tickets, gym memberships
• Access to a platform providing lots of wellbeing activities, including support and guidance, and our Reward and Recognition activities

PLEASE NOTE:

By submitting this application, you agree for Discovery to store your details and contact you regarding this application and any future roles we think you’ll be interested in (in line with our Privacy Policy, available on our website). You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing us.

All applications will be processed through Discovery, the retained managing consultants. Due to high volumes of applications, only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews.

Engineering Graduate Programme (J002502)

JOB TITLE: Engineering Graduate Programme (J002502)
COMPANY: Avara Foods
LOCATION: Brackley (Northamptonshire) or Hereford
SALARY: £28,000 (reviewed every 6 months throughout the programme) plus generous benefits and training package

Are you passionate about Engineering? Looking for a new challenge to kickstart your career?

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

Purpose of the role

Our Engineering Function is crucial to ensuring the maintenance and running of our operational facilities and help to develop and automate our facilities, so we are best in class and fit with our ambitious automation agenda of the future.

As an Engineering Graduate you will be joining our Engineering Teams 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 Engineering Team at one of our operational sites.

Your key responsibilities as an Engineering Graduate will include:

• Developing an in-depth knowledge of engineering processes, including preventative maintenance, asset management, data analysis, contract management
• Having engineering responsibility for an area within the factory and acting as an Asset Manager to monitor downtime, organise planned maintenance, gather data and analyse trends and conduct Root Cause Analyses
• Continually looking at ways we can improve our processes and drive continuous improvement and reliability initiatives
• Getting involved in site engineering projects to develop your project management skills, whilst working with key cross functional stakeholders
• Managing your own projects, utilising proven, innovative, or emerging technology solutions to solve operational problems and have an impact on operational performance
• Growing and developing your people skills by leading and influencing those around you in the engineering departments
• Managing contractors, including building key relationships with them, and ensuring they are delivering on business needs
• Communicating with all levels, including our customers and key stakeholders to always ensure transparent communication and influence key decisions
• Opportunity to work towards and gain your professional registration as a Chartered Engineer through our proven mentoring scheme
• Acting as a mentor or STEM ambassador in our local communities and across our school network to promote and engage with young students who are passionate about engineering and science
This role will be varied and at times challenging and is based within the factory and office environments.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a driven and ambitious Engineering Graduate to join our team. To be successful you will:
• Have achieved a 2:2 degree (or higher) in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or derivatives of these, with evidence of achievement throughout your studies
• 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 Engineering 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. You will also be supported with any required Level 7 (Masters level) qualifications needed for Chartered Engineer status
• 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 today via the link below:

Engineering Graduate in United Kingdom – Avara Foods

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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