Applying with us

Proud to have ambition

 

It’s never too early to start planning for your future. So, if you’re currently studying but are passionate about achieving a career in food manufacturing we can give you the training, the structure, the exposure, and the experience you need to become a fully-fledged future leader.

 

 

  • HOW WE RECRUIT

    A passion for food. A desire to embrace change. And the drive to succeed. To do more and be more. That’s what it takes to succeed with us. If you possess all these qualities, then you’ll need to show us at each stage of our recruitment process.

     

    Our recruitment process has up to 4 stages dependant on the role you have applied for, these stages range from your online application to assessments, further information explaining what each stage involves can be found below in our Recruitment Process section.

HOW WE RECRUIT

 

A passion for food. A desire to embrace change. And the drive to succeed. To do more and be more. That’s what it takes to succeed with us. If you possess all these qualities, then you’ll need to show us at each stage of our recruitment process.

 

Our recruitment process has up to 4 stages dependant on the role you have applied for, these stages range from your online application to assessments, further information explaining what each stage involves can be found below in our Recruitment Process section.

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS & TEACHERS

 

As a Teacher or a parent finding the right information is crucial so you can give your guidance.

We can’t tell you what’s best for an individual, everyone has their own passions, abilities, strengths and learning styles however Bakkavor has career pathways that will appeal to all. It is the chance to gain extra skills and qualifications, experience a working environment and earn a wage.

 

After successful completion of our programme Bakkavor apprentices can expect a permanent job and nationally recognised, relevant, qualifications.  We offer a competitive salary along with lots of fantastic benefits, excellent career opportunities and the possibility of continuing education up to Master’s degree level.

 

If you have any further questions then please email: SP.GraduateEnquiries@bakkavor.com

STAGES OF RECRUITMENT

 

Stage 1. Initial application and a situational judgement test

This is where you’ll enter your name, address and contact details. There are some initial screening questions to answer to check your eligibility for the role. Then you can complete your education and qualification history as well as any work experience.

 

Stage 2. Psychometric assessment

We use this stage to start gaining an insight into who you are as a person. It’s not a decision-making step. It just helps inform any questions we may want to ask during your interview.

 

Stage 3. A short online video interview

If you’ve applied to our Graduate programme, then this will make up a part of your application process. It will be viewed by recruiters and used to help shortlist candidates. For applicants to our apprentice programme, this is a very short video, but it doesn’t make up part of our shortlisting process.

 

Stage 4. An assessment centre – normally in early February

This could be done virtually or face to face. Our graduate assessment centres are longer than our apprentice assessment centres but they have similar content. They include a chance for you to present on the subject you’re applying for, (a brief will be supplied in advance). There will also be a group exercise and an interview.

 

 

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

 

We want you to do well. So here are a few hints to help you play to your strengths.

 

  • Be yourself. Be genuine. Don’t try to be something you’re not or something you think we want you to be. Who you are is good enough for us.
  • Take your time. You might have a lot on, but we believe in getting things right. So, relax, and set aside enough time to complete each stage
  • Show your passion – for your future and for food or the supply of food. We’re full of energy, enthusiasm, and ambition. We want you to be too.
  • Ask questions. You’ll meet some of our current graduates at the assessment centre stage. This is a great chance for you to understand the programme in more detail.
  • Visit us. We’ll be coming to career fairs across the UK. So come and meet us, either virtually or in person so we can bring our programmes to life for you.
  • Video Interviews. Find somewhere quiet and private. Read the questions carefully. And again, just be yourself. Don’t overthink it. Just imagine you’re talking to a friend and give it your best shot.