Company: Avara Foods
Location: Telford & Hereford
Our Locations: Telford (Shropshire) Hereford (Herefordshire)
What You Bring
o Do you have an ambitious nature that strives towards high performance?
o Personal integrity to pursue a career for life in an industry that will continue to grow?
o Willing to be inclusive and embracing of a diverse forward-thinking business?
o Feel you have the excellence to drive innovation through dedication and hard work?
o Looking for a company you want to work with and for?
We are looking for CCC (or higher) at A-level and a 2:2 degree (or higher), with evidence of achievement
Do you want to be part of a high performance team at one of our advanced manufacturing sites? As an Operations Graduate, you will be part of our Operations function at one of our main operational sites (Telford OR Hereford), where you will be based throughout the duration of your Graduate Programme.
You’ll be joining the Operations function on a 24-36 month varied and challenging programme, developing your skills and raising your strategic awareness, with the aim of becoming a senior member of the site production team. To ensure we meet our customer requirements to deliver quality, fresh and convenient products, our operations functions is at the heart of our business, running 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Working within a fast paced and diverse environment, this role will be varied and at times challenging, requiring strong communication skills and confidence in your ability to work with and influence others. You will interact with multiple business functions and key stakeholders, where you will have the opportunity to influence key business decisions.
Over your programme, you will rotate across a range of departments at your operational site such as planning, production, materials, logistics and technical; learning first hand from the high performance teams around you. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of production processes, quality controls and health and safety standards and grow your people management skills as you lead a team.
As an Operations Management Graduate, we want you to feel supported and inspired to be the best version of yourself and progress your career with us. Your training and development will comprise of both general graduate development, including a comprehensive mentoring programme, as well as specific technical training to support you in your role. You will have opportunities to enhance your personal and professional skills, and gain further qualifications within leadership and lean manufacturing.
We are one of the UK’s biggest food businesses with over 6000 individuals working as a team, putting pride and passion into everything we do: from the farm to the customer’s door. It’s not what we do, but how we do it.
Formed in 2018, Avara Foods is a joint venture between Cargill Meats Europe and Faccenda Foods creating the sole UK supplier of Chicken, Turkey and Duck products; backed with a strong reputation for integrity, high standards and building long-term partnerships with customers, growers and suppliers.
What’s In It For You
A real job from day one that will give you the chance to have an influential impact through innovation and enthusiasm.
The understanding that we see you as an important and valued member of our team and that we will strive to support you to be the best version of yourself within our business.
Our company’s path is an ambitious one and it is this path that will provide you with the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s most talented, experienced and knowledgeable people side by side on fantastic forward-thinking projects.
In addition to this we also offer:
o £26,000 starting salary
o 22 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (raising to 25 days over duration of employment)
o Relocation, the business will support successful candidates when moving to a new area
o Pension Scheme
o Ongoing development and progression to fit in line with your career aspirations
o Lifestyle benefits such as exclusive perks and discounted shopping vouchers, wellbeing support and discounted gym membership