Learning Associate - East 3

We drive our own success. 

Proud to deliver high quality products and develop a high-quality career. 


Learning Associate

Competitive salary
Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension
Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group
8:30am – 5pm - but flexibility will be required, including some night shift and rota work


Why join us? 

We’re constantly evolving, progressing and diversifying. And we want our people to do so too. For everyone to feel empowered, engaged and enabled. To create opportunities to move forward, climb higher and push for more. 

We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry with over 19,000 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. Our customers include Harris Teeter and Home Chef in the US, and in China, we make food for Starbucks, Yum! and Pret. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas. And we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality to join us.

About the role. 

A fantastic opportunity for a hands-on L&D training professional to lead on site delivery learning experiences at Bakkavor has arisen.

In this busy and exciting role, you will be responsible for delivering learning interventions at our dynamic and fast paced manufacturing sites - ensuring our employees are not only compliant when it comes to the regulatory and mandatory aspects of their role, but also engaged and motivated through your training delivery.

Based in our factories for the majority of your working day - driving engagement, building solid working relationships with key stakeholders and delivering a best-in-class training proposition, will be top of your agenda.

We are looking for someone with the tenacity and resilience to join our journey of change - as we move from Factory Trainers to Learning and Development Specialists.


Role Accountabilities


  • Training delivery and competency assessment of machine usage, health & safety, manual handling and all elements of food safety
  • Supporting training needs and compliance gap analysis
  • Leveraging strong interpersonal skills and engaging content to deliver learning across all available channels
  • Supporting site to ensure compliance with standards agreed, through the provision of learning interventions.



About You

Ideally, you will have a real flair for developing cross functional relationships and driving training best practice to ensure employees receive outstanding learning interventions and training.

An FMCG or food manufacturing background is not essential, however you will need to be ready for the challenge of working in this fast-paced ever-changing industry.

If you are a dynamic and energetic training professional with the ability to drive the L&D agenda on the shop floor, this could be the perfect role for you.


What you’ll receive. 


As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.  


You’ll enjoy: 


  • Life Assurance (1 x salary)
  • 25 days holiday
  • Staff Shop
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • MyBargains Discount Platform
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Free Independent Mortgage Advice
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A Range of voluntary benefits (holiday purchase scheme, additional life assurance, dental & hospital cash plans)
  • Discounted tutoring for children
  • Access to financial learning tools and affordable loans via your salary
  • Private Medical Insurance (after 5 years service)
  • Free Carparking


We’re proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to supply meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. We’re driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business – come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team! 


Find out more and apply. 





We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, and our presence in the US and China positions the Group well in these high-growth markets. We leverage our consumer insight and scale to provide innovative food that offers quality, choice, convenience, and freshness. Around 18,000 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 3,000 products across meals, pizza & bread, salads and desserts to leading grocery retailers in the UK and US, and international food brands in China.


Category:  Human Resources

Newark, GB, NG24 2ER

Date:  3 Jul 2024
Req ID:  19883