Are you looking for industry experience in the fast-paced food sector? Our work placements give students the opportunity to learn more about the operations behind one of Europe’s leading food processing companies whilst developing your skills and knowledge in in your chosen subject area.

With our structured 12 month placement programme, you will be treated as a full employee with regular reviews and support from a workplace mentor. You will gain a high level of exposure to our dynamic industry and will have the opportunity to progress onto our Brighter Futures Graduate Programme

We currently offer work placements in the following departments:

Food Safety & Quality

Develop yourself and advance your knowledge with our tailored Food Safety, Quality & Animal Welfare work placement package. Designed to give you the right range of business and technical skills to succeed in your studies and your future career.

You will experience:

  • entire meat supply chain
  • project work
  • challenges and risks associated with food safety and quality
  • auditing, compliance checks and operating procedures
  • microbiological and chemical sampling
  • relevant legislation and regulatory standards
  • personalised guidance through a workbook and regular reviews
  • collaboration with other departments
  • being part of a driven supportive team
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Gain hands-on financial experience within a manufacturing industry as well as develop professional behavioural skills with real responsibilities. Designed to give you the right range of technical and soft skills to support you in your journey from university to working life.

You will experience:

  • Working alongside senior finance professionals
  • Central payments
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable and credit control
  • Weekly accounts and KPIs
  • Management reporting and continuous analysis
  • Month end reconciliations and reporting
  • Assisting with financial analysis interpreting financial data by analysing trends, variances, opportunities, and risks
  • Formal review process


Working across key areas such as supply chain, animal welfare, and sustainable agriculture, you will get involved in all aspects of the agriculture and research and development areas within the business.


This varied role will provide you with an opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the Environmental department and participate in continuous improvement projects within a fast-paced food manufacturing environment.

Human Resources

As your skills and knowledge develop over time, you will get involved in all aspects of HR within a fast-paced food manufacturing environment and your responsibility will increase.

Retail National Account Management

This exciting role will see you gain a wide range of business experience skills, providing support to major UK retail supermarket customer accounts. 

Operations & Commercial

Work in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment gaining a hands-on experience across all aspects of operations, production and commercial with a focus on continuous improvement. 

New Product Development

You will be involved in supporting and managing the NPD process to ensure new and re-developed products are launched successfully. 

Livestock procurement

An exciting opportunity to learn about all areas of livestock procurement within the business, gaining a full understanding of production and operations.

Food Safety & Quality

A hands-on opportunity to understand and impact on food safety, quality and animal welfare across a fast-paced food manufacturing environment. Ensuring legislative compliance, customer excellence and continuous improvement.

Mechanical Engineering

As an engineering graduate you will be hands on and, on the go, working in a fast paced, busy environment overseeing electrical, mechanical and automation projects in a food manufacturing business.

Accounting & Finance

Gain a robust understanding in all aspects of the Finance Function with support at every step of the way to attain the professional qualifications needed to become a finance leader of the future.