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FINANCE INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT

Employer
Bakkavor
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 9, 2023

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Job Role
Other
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
FINANCE INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT

(12 MONTHS COMMENCING JULY 2024)

Discover Bakkavor

We're probably the biggest name you've never heard of. You've almost certainly eaten our food - you just didn't realise it! As global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry with over 16,000 employees, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. We're ambitious, full of ideas, and we're keen to find more people who share our passion for quality food to join us. Were looking for the next generation of talented individuals to join Bakkavor and drive our success.

As well as being the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, we also have a growing international presence in the US and China. Our headquarters are in London, and we have 19 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.

If you share our passion for great food and our strong values, then this company is for you!

We have a diverse range of career opportunities and programmes available for you to kick start your career and make a real impact in the food industry.

This is an exciting opportunity within our site based Financial teams, who work closely with all areas of the business around the fast-paced fresh prepared food industry. This is a 12-month placement aimed at those who elect to complete a year-in-industry as part of their degree. There are opportunities to return to Bakkavor once you have completed your undergraduate degree.

The Placement

If you share our values and passion for great food, you can expect to receive opportunities, development and support to enable you to learn and grow throughout your placement.

You can expect to gain key skills in basic accountancy and finance and from day one you will play a pivotal part in the decision-making processes that help our business to grow and thrive.

This entry-level placement will be perfect for undergraduates who are interested in gaining skills and experience in a Finance role, in a consumer goods company.

We will consider candidates from all degree disciplines.

Those candidates who complete successful placements will also be given the opportunity to re-join Bakkavor on our Graduate Programme (CIMA accredited) post-qualification.

Length: 12 months, starting July 2024

WHAT You'll NEED TO APPLY:

The most important thing for us is a motivated attitude to develop your skills and an ambition to learn more about Finance in the Food Industry.

We do have some criteria that we will be looking for You'll need these to pass our assessment screening process:

oAre currently studying towards a degree

oDemonstrated experience of working as part of a team

oAn existing right to work in the UK, we are unable to sponsor visas as part of the Placement

A desire to learn how food manufacturing works and to get into the detail of:

-Factory performance reporting

-Commercial appraisal

-New Product Development costing

The ability to demonstrate excellent analytical and numerical skills.

An ability to apply practical ideas and demonstrate your adaptability

A curiosity to explore, learn and show initiative

An ability to demonstrate good attention to detail

A willingness to study the CIMA qualification upon completion of your degree (as this is a requirement to join our Finance graduate programme)

oIdeally, a full UK drivers licence and own transport, as some of our locations and suppliers are not always readily accessible by public transport

All placements are subject to successful right to work checks, and eligibility to work in the UK.

WHAT WILL THE PLACEMENT OFFER YOU?

Our Placement programme is designed to broaden your perspective and offer you a variety of learning opportunities as an entry into the food industry. On the Placement, You'll receive:

Reward Package

oA salary of £21,000 per annum (additional allowance is provided for extra living costs in London placements)

oRelocation Financial Assistance

oAccess to Bakkavor benefits, such as a discount platform

Career Experience, Skills & Responsibility

oAn experienced Line Manager who will complete regular performance reviews and support you through a skills chart checklist of experience

oProviding everything goes to plan, due to Bakkavors size and breadth, we are able to work with you to identify the right career opportunities for your professional development once you complete your degree. This could be a direct entry role, or as part of the Graduate or Apprentice programmes.

oYou'll take responsibility for your work area and personal development from day one.

Apply today

Our Placements are for people who can think bigger and grow faster. We created them to offer opportunities to students who are looking for quality experience in the food industry. To learn more and apply online, visit: https://fierileadership.com/bakkavor-early-careers/

Closing date for applications 31st December 2023

After applying, you can expect to complete some initial questions around some relevant scenarios at Bakkavor, followed by an online psychometric test and short video reflection. If successful, we will invite you to an assessment centre in January or February. These interviews are for a July 2024 start on the Placement.

If you have any queries about this programme, or the recruitment process, please contact us!

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