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Graduate Job ABP Graduate IT Scheme 2007

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Discovery Graduates
Reference: LCAP40
Salary: £20k + Benefits  

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What is exciting about this role?

This is a fantastic opportunity for IT Graduates to get involved in a business from top to bottom. We want to give you responsibility from day one; you will be working on projects to gaining skills and experience.

Your development will be personal as well as technical. We want you to be taking the lead in situations and have a positive impact in our business.

Who are ABP?

ABP is the leading supplier of beef and lamb products in the UK. Through our fresh and frozen divisions we are a preferred supplier to major retailers and food service companies in the UK. As a company have a down-to-earth attitude - both in the way they approach a problem and the way they interact with other people.

So where do you come in?

Your role will be developing your skills in the IT function of our business. You will be continuing your training so you can take responsibility for short term issues as well as long term strategy overcoming IT issues in ABP throughout the UK.

This can be varied, from having hands on technical approach to equipment and its practical application; to design and development on the software side – looking to improve on data capture and IT infrastructure.

You shall be based out of our UK Head Office in Birmingham.

What can we give you?

The demands of the modern retailer have created excellent opportunities for Graduates to move quickly into positions of responsibility. We will work hard to train you and provide you with additional qualifications to enhance your prospects for rapid career progression. We invest time and money in our graduates, as we believe they are the business leaders of the future.

So, if you think you have what it takes to make things happen, with a desire to work in a leading company in the food industry then we want to hear from you

What you need to demonstrate?

You must have an IT or Computer Sciences background, and strong academics – 2.2 minimum.

You should have experience with the hardware side of IT. This can come from work experience or even building your own PC. We want people who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.

You should also have around IT skills, if you have a passion for or have experimented with the software side of IT, developing and writing programmes, and looking at infrastructure and networks, then this is an essential quality. We want someone with all-round skills and passion throughout the IT function.

Strong communication skills and team work are a must. You will be communicating with a variety of departments and individuals’ so being adaptable and personable is important at ABP.

A driving license and own car would be beneficial for the role as travel to various key projects is common.


Discovery is one of the leading consultancies in Graduate Recruitment. We know the needs and desires of graduates aspiring to be some of the UK’s top people. A career can be very challenging and rewarding. All our positions will provide you with a good basic salary and in many cases, the opportunity to earn substantial bonuses, company cars and other benefits including healthcare and in some case all expenses paid trips abroad.

Location: West Midlands

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