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Graduate Job New Product Development

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Discovery
Reference: J1168
Salary: £22k per year  

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Our client produces sandwiches, prepared salads and other chilled foods for a leading UK retailer. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and with over 1500 employees, they are a major employer in Leicester.  Continuous investment in people and facilities has enabled the business to grow into one of the UK's largest sandwich manufacturers with an enviable reputation for quality, consistency and innovation in a fast-moving market.

The people our client employs reflect the quality of the products they deliver to their customers. They work with farmers and growers to ensure that fruit is perfectly ripened, that meat is of the highest quality and that all other ingredients are the best.

They work hard to create new recipes and ideas which win awards and which customers love. They take sustainability seriously and nearly all of their sites are achieving zero waste to landfill.

 Job description

As part of the role you will gain exposure to the following:

  • Quality Assurance
  • NPD
  • Product Development
  • Food Science

What we are looking for

Academically, we are looking for CCC (or higher) at A-level and a 2:2 degree (or higher) within a food related discipline completed within the last 3 years. Sites are often in rural areas of the UK and therefore it is a requirement that you have a Full UK/EU Driving Licence in order to get to work and travel between sites. You will have strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

You will also be:

  • Career minded
  • Ambitious
  • Driven
  • Customer focused
  • Intelligent
  • Personable
  • Someone who strives towards self-progression

Salary and benefits

Our client knows how hard graduates work and what a substantial contribution they make to the business and because of this, they offer the people who join them a very attractive package.

This includes:

  • A starting salary of £22,000
  • Pension Scheme
  • Healthcare
  • Annual Salary Review

What to do next?
To be considered, please get in touch with Discovery on either 0121 665 4060 or

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: East Midlands

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