Learning Associate - East 2

Night Shift 

Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension
Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

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.

Learning Associate 

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/ night- 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.

Main Duties

  • 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 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.


Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Human Resources

Spalding, GB

Date:  26 May 2023
Req ID:  13963