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Graduate Job Industrial Placement Scheme 2016

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Samworth Brothers
Reference: J1044
Salary: £17,000  

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At Samworth Brothers we take pride in what we do. We are one of the UK’s leading food manufacturers. Established as a family run business in 1896, we have achieved phenomenal growth and today employ more than 8,000 people across 16 businesses. 

Our products are eaten by millions of people in the UK every day. Our consumer brands include the No 1 Cornish pasty favourite, Ginsters and the iconic malt loaf brand, Soreen. However another main part of our business is producing high quality chilled food products such as sandwiches, salads, sausages, pasties and pork pies, prepared meals and desserts for leading UK retailers. Our customers include 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. We work with farmers and growers to ensure our fruit is perfectly ripened and our meat is of the highest quality and that all our other ingredients are the best.
We work hard to create new recipes and ideas which win us awards and which our customers love. 
We take sustainability seriously and nearly all of our sites are achieving zero waste to landfill. 
At Samworth Brothers, quality is a way of life.

Industrial Placement Scheme 2016

We offer two, six month placements in two different businesses, providing candidates with a variety of experience across a wide variety of positions in Production, Technical and Commercial.

We place great importance on providing real roles and a range of interesting project work where there is a strong support structure in place and real possibilities for the future.

For our placement students, we offer an interesting, diverse and valuable 12 months of experience and our aim is to develop positive relationships so they want to return to the Group, providing them with a great career and us with the talent, commitment and expertise we need to ensure our continued success.

  • We aim to give successful candidates an enriching 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 we are looking for?

You will be supported throughout your placements and will need to be flexible to work either in Leicestershire or Cornwall.

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.

The qualities that we look for are:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong people skills
  • Good numerical and verbal reasoning
  • High physical and mental energy levels
  • Self-motivated individuals who will use their initiative and want to make a difference.
  • A good attention to detail and commitment to achieving a quality outcome.
  • Desire to take responsibility for your career progress and development
  • The ability to challenge and question
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Confident in your abilities but also keen to learn and develop


Our Scheme is open to all disciplines but we particularly welcome applicants from Business, Food, Science, Agriculture and Engineering backgrounds.
For more information and to apply please visit

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

0121 665 4060

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