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Graduate Job Industrial Placement in Technical

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Samworth Brothers
Reference: J1372
Salary: Salary circa £17,000 per annum  

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Duration 1 year, starting Summer 2018
Location: Successful candidates will have the option of being located in either Leicestershire or Cornwall for the entire placement year, or they can undertake a six-month placement in each location. After submitting your application, suitable candidates will be contacted to confirm general details and location preferences.

Welcome to Samworth Brothers. We are a 21st century food business creating quality food that is enjoyed by millions of people across the UK every day. We are also a heritage business, a Fourth generation family owned business with roots stretching back to the 19th Century. Today we employ over 10,000 people across 19 businesses, operating from well invested and modern food manufacturing sites across the UK. While the origins of Samworth Brothers is in Leicestershire, we are now spread across the UK with a number of businesses and sites in Cornwall, Gloucester, Aylesbury, London and Manchester. We create branded products which include the No1 Cornish pasty, Ginsters and the iconic malt loaf brand Soreen. Alongside our branded goods we produce high-quality chilled food products across a broad area, such as ready meals, savoury pastry, sausages, cooked meats, desserts, cakes, bakery, sandwiches, food on-the-go and of course our retail, support businesses and sports nutrition.

Dedicated to exploring new food ideas and flavours for leading UK retailers, we are proud to serve our valued customers including Tesco, Waitrose, M&S, Morrisons, Costa, Asda, Ocado, the Co-op, Sainsbury’s and Costco.

The people we employ reflect the quality of the products we deliver to our customers. From working with farmers and growers to ensure our ingredients are the highest quality, to taking sustainability seriously and achieving zero waste to landfill, quality is a way of life at Samworth Brothers.

Industrial Placement Scheme 2018

Comprising of two six-month placements in two different Samworth Brothers’ businesses, our placement scheme provides students with a year’s industry experience within a range of positions.


If you’re keen to find out more about how Samworth Brothers maintain the highest standards for their customers and continue to take an innovative approach, then this Technical placement is the one for you! Possible roles/departments you could be working in include:

  • Quality Assurance (QA)
  • QA Team Leader
  • Process Development Technologist
  • Technical Assistant
  • Technical Administrator

After your first six-month first placement, you will be welcomed into another department to widen your industry experience and allow you to gain insight into another area of the business.

We place great importance on providing hands-on experience and a range of interesting project work alongside your placement. We also offer a strong support structure to help forward you in your career.

We aim to give successful candidates an enriching industrial placement that enables them to:

  • Develop key leadership skills
  • Gain practical experience of working in the food industry
  • Gain insight into the different functions and roles within the food industry
  • Become an ambassador for Samworth Brothers

Who are we looking for?

Our sites are often in rural areas of the UK and, therefore, it is important that you have a full UK Driving Licence (or access to equivalent, alternative transport), in order to get to work and travel between sites.

A successful Samworth Brothers placement student will:

  • Have effective communication skills
  • Be able to work with people at all levels
  • Have good numerical and verbal reasoning
  • Have high physical and mental energy levels
  • Be a self-motivated individual who will use their initiative and drive to make a difference
  • Show good attention to detail and commitment to achieving a quality outcome
  • Demonstrate a desire to take responsibility for their career progress and development
  • Be able to challenge and question
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Be confident in their abilities, but also keen to learn and develop

How to apply

Our Scheme is open to all disciplines, but we particularly welcome applicants from Business, Food Science, Agriculture and Engineering backgrounds.
To be considered for a place on this exciting placement scheme, please apply through our website:

You will be contacted by our recruitment partner Discovery Graduates to discuss your application and arrange a telephone interview.

Discovery Graduates are the retained managing consultants. All applications will be processed through Discovery. We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews. In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.

Location: UK locations

Recruiter Details

Discovery Graduates
Samworth Brothers
0121 665 4060

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