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Bakkavor Group, the UK’s leading provider of fresh prepared food, is launching its recruitment of Early Careers roles in 2021 with Apprentice and Graduate/Undergraduate opportunities for the coming year now open for applications in the Spalding, Bourne and Boston areas.

Bakkavor is recruiting 44 apprentices in 2021, an increase of six from its 2020 intake.

The Group, which in 2020 was named the top company for apprentices to work for in the FMCG industry by The Job Crowd, is seeking to employ enthusiastic individuals across a variety of disciplines, including Engineering, Manufacturing, Technical, Process, Procurement, Finance, HR and New Product Development. Applicants who make it through to the programme will experience real responsibility from day one, contributing to key business activities and projects, while also studying towards a relevant, nationally recognised qualification. They will also develop valuable life skills by getting involved in community projects and local charity initiatives.

Donna-Maria Lee, Group HR Director at Bakkavor Group, said: “As the UK’s leading provider of fresh prepared food, we want to attract and keep the best talent in the business and are extremely proud of our award-winning Early Careers programme. Our people are our most important asset, and we are now looking for the next generation of talented individuals to join our talent development pipeline and gain real working experience from day one. Bakkavor’s Apprentice, Graduate and Undergraduate programmes offer a broad range of opportunities for people interested in finding out what they can achieve in a fast-moving and dynamic business.”

Applications for Bakkavor’s 2021 Apprenticeships are now open and close on 26 February 2021.

Notes for editors:
Bakkavor has been running its prestigious apprentice programme for eight years and offers two levels of apprenticeship that are designed to combine employment, off-the job learning and work-based training
• The Advanced Apprenticeship runs for two years and is aimed at school leavers, typically those who have completed GCSEs and are starting in a new career. As an exception, Bakkavor’s Advanced Engineering Apprenticeships is four years.
• The Higher Apprenticeship runs for two years, except Engineering which is four, and is aimed at those who have typically gained A-Level qualifications and are hoping to fast-track their career. As an exception, Bakkavor’s Engineering and Procurement Higher Apprenticeships are four-year schemes.

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Or for further questions and to arrange interviews contact:
Guy Bellamy 07766 775216
Jemima Woods 07908 551589