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Company Profile - British Sugar Plc


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British Sugar is the leading supplier of sugar to the UK and Ireland food and beverage markets. 

The sole processor of the UK sugar beet crop, it produces more than one million tonnes of sugar in its four factories from seven million tonnes of sugar beet.  The company was the first to manufacture bioethanol in the UK at its Wissington site in Norfolk and seeks to turn all of its inputs into sustainable products.

Who are we?

You will find our sugar on supermarket shelves under the Silver Spoon brand, one of the UK’s leading food brands. Our products also form ingredients in the leading brands of international food and drink manufacturers.

British Sugar is the UK’s leading sugar supplier, processing the country’s entire annual sugar beet crop of 7.5 million tonnes, extracting over 1 million tonnes of sugar and producing an additional 500,000 tonnes of animal feed from sugar beet pulp each year.

Located in East Anglia and the East Midlands, our four state-of-the-art processing plants match anything in the oil, chemical and power industries. Using a highly integrated approach to manufacturing, we develop and sell a diverse range of sustainable products. From sugar to electricity and tomatoes to animal feed, each product we market responds to customer needs, whilst making a contribution to our efficient use of raw materials.

Our vision is to be the leading supplier of agriculturally based products in Europe, by exceeding the demanding and diverse needs of our customers. We want to be recognised for our passion, performance and people, and our graduates are vital to this success.

British Sugar UK & Ireland is part of AB Sugar. The company has grown into one of the largest sugar producers in the world; employing more than 42,000 people, operating in 10 countries with a production capacity of around 5 million tonnes of sugar each year from both beet and cane.

AB Sugar is wholly owned by international food, ingredients and retail group, Associated British Foods plc, with a portfolio of well-known brands including Allinson, Blue Dragon, Pataks, Primark and Twinings.

Our business? More like our businesses.

Career Opportunities

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Agriculture
  • Business & Procurement
  • Finance

If there's one thing our graduate schemes have in common, it's the fact that they're not for the faint-hearted. Our industry's never changed as fast as it's doing at the moment - new products, new processes and new markets mean that innovation is key.

Training and Development

We want you to have ownership of problems and feel true management accountability, so the course is geared very much towards early achievement. Your continual progress and development throughout the graduate scheme is paramount to your success. You will have an experienced coach and mentor to ensure you progress and keep up to speed. Every 6 months we will assess you against clearly defined objectives. You will receive all the support you require to enable you to meet our business and your personal goals.

How to apply

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