We are now inviting applications for our 2017 intake.

For full details of available opportunities and to apply, visit our current vacancies page.

Assessment Centres will take place in late June 2017

Our ‘Future Leaders’ Development Programme offers exciting opportunities for you to develop and make a real difference in Premier Foods.

The content of the programme will be driven by the function/business unit you join, however all programmes will have a rotational element and enable you to gain a broad exposure to our business: providing you with the knowledge and experience you need for a fast tracked career.

Following a four week induction programme which will include one week at Head Office and three weeks based across our manufacturing sites, you'll work within the specific function/business unit you have been recruited for.

This period (which will be up to two years) includes a dynamic and structured development programme delivering a high level of autonomy and responsibility from the start, which will test your tenacity, innovation and desire to achieve results. After successful completion of the programme you can expect a first appointment to a middle manager role with significant responsibility.

From the start you'll have access to a suite of skills development courses including presentations skills, time management and communication skills, as well as sponsored professional development.

What can you expect?

  • £28k and attractive benefits package including: 25 days holiday plus statutory holidays, pension scheme, life assurance, employee discount scheme
  • Sponsored professional development
  • A Business Mentor
  • 11 days of management development skills training including presentation, leadership performance management and communication skills
  • Participation in a CEO business project – putting everything you’ve learnt into use!
  • A community of like-minded fellow graduates who enjoy informal dinners and drinks and invitations to more formal events, charity dinners and sales or manufacturing conferences
  • Executive networking opportunities

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Three A Levels – minimum of 280 UCAS points gained

  • A relevant Degree (2:1 achieved or expected)

  • An understanding of the UK FMCG/Retail sectors

  • Clear career aspirations, demonstrated through employment/work experience gained outside of studies

  • High degree of commercial awareness and personal qualities in line with our values 

  • The right to work in the UK and English speaking

  • UK driving license and a preparedness to relocate: you'll be required to spend time in other locations with overnight stays and/or six month placements which will be funded by us (details on the website)

  • Experience of leadership roles across sports, hobbies or other interests

  • Exposure to diversity e.g. community or charity work, travel and gap year experience

Jess Kelly, Commercial Graduate, Grocery:
“From the offset, there has been a great effort to integrate us into the company. There is a very open and welcoming culture here at Premier Foods and it feels a great time to be joining the organisation with its dynamic brands and exciting plans for the future. 
The induction at the Worksop manufacturing site was a highlight for me in my first few weeks. It was a fantastic opportunity to see how products like Bisto and Sharwoods are made, and to appreciate the scale of the manufacturing process; I am already starting to look at my role and responsibilities with a greater awareness for the implications on other functions. Spending the first month with the other graduates also allowed us to really get to know each other and I think we would all say we are close friends now, not just work colleagues!"


Did you know?

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