JOB TITLE: Graduate Management Scheme – Technical
COMPANY: Avara Foods
LOCATIONS: JOB TITLE: Graduate Management Scheme – Technical
COMPANY: Avara Foods
LOCATIONS: Newent, Gloucestershire
Avara Foods is one of the UK’s biggest food businesses. It’s a place where great people produce great food, for some of the country’s biggest supermarkets and most popular restaurants.
Formed in 2018, Avara Foods is a joint venture between Cargill’s fresh chicken business in the UK and Faccenda’s fresh chicken, turkey and duck business. Both businesses have operated since the 1960’s. Avara Foods is the 3rd biggest poultry supplier in the UK. The joint venture brings together two businesses with strong reputations for integrity, high standards and building long-term partnerships with customers, growers and suppliers.
What makes Avara Foods different is the people that work there. Over 6,000 individuals work as a team, putting pride and passion into everything they do: from the farm to the customer’s door. It’s not what we do, but how we do it.
Over three years you’ll spend time working on several different assignments, across a broad range of departments, each offering real responsibility from day one. Initially you’ll be joining the Technical Department in a Quality Manager role before rotating around the business, at different sites, to gain maximum exposure. Your first 12 months could involve:
• Managing a team of QA’s
• Ensuring quality management systems are being implemented
• Liaising with production management to meet customer specifications
• Leading internal audits and preparing the business for external audits
• Responding to customer and supplier queries
We control our whole supply chain from our local British farms, through advanced manufacturing plants, to the final product on the shelf. This ensures that customers receive a safe and secure product, delivered via an excellent service from a transparent and integrated supply chain. You’ll play an important part in this process by working on varied projects such as quality control, production processes, health and safety and team management.
Academically, we are looking for CCC (or higher) at A-level and a 2:2 degree (or higher) from a technical-related background such as Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Food Science, Food Nutrition and Biology. Other degree types may also be considered. You will have strong communication skills both verbal and written. You will also have;
• A strong aptitude for learning
• An organised approach
• Interest in the industry (advantageous)
• A good eye for detail
• Accuracy in your work
• The ability to follow and/or implement processes
• Flexibility to relocate
Investment in people development is a core principle in our culture, ensuring you can learn, grow and have a rewarding career with us. We are a business where our people make the difference every day.
As well as bespoke, on-the-job development, you will also be offered the following learning and development opportunities:
• A structured Induction Programme (starting on day one)
• Graduate Mentoring Programme
• Cross-functional business development opportunity
• Safety training
• Formal training linked to your Personal Development Plan
And this is just in your first year!
In the second year, the learning and development opportunities available to you will become more tailored and focused on your functional discipline. We also provide opportunities to study Post-Graduate Qualifications, where appropriate, for your development.
At Avara Foods, we know how hard our graduates work and the substantial contribution they make to our business and because of this, we offer the people who join us a very attractive package.
• £26,000 starting salary
• Performance based reviews
• 22 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (raising to 25 days over duration of employment)
• Pension Scheme
• Career progression
We offer comprehensive training as well as development and career progression opportunities. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
• Private healthcare
• Generous pension scheme
• Group income protection
• Lifestyle benefits such as Cycle to Work scheme, discounted shopping vouchers and subsided gym
Regarding relocation, the business will support successful candidates when moving to a new area.
Please apply now for immediate consideration.
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.