Operations Industrial Placement

Samworth Brothers
24th October 2018
Leicester and Cornwall, United Kingdom
Job Type
Industrial Placement
Job Reference


Industrial Placement in Operations
Salary circa £17,000 per annum
Duration 1 year, starting Summer 2019
Location: Leicestershire and Cornwall

At Samworth Brothers we take pride in what we do. We are one of the UK’s leading food manufacturers, owning consumer brands such as the No 1 Cornish pasty favourite, Ginsters and the iconic, award-winning malt loaf brand, Soreen.

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. Alongside our branded goods, we produce high quality chilled food products such as sandwiches, salads, sausages, pasties and pork pies, prepared meals and desserts. 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 2019

Comprised 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.
Your two placements will offer you different experiences, in different departments, across different businesses and will support your degree subject.


Possible roles you could take on or departments you could be working within include:

• Production – working in manufacturing
• Procurement – dealing with raw materials and suppliers
• Engineering
• Planning and supply chain
• Continuous improvement

We place great importance on providing real roles and a range of interesting project work alongside your placement, where there is a strong support structure in place and real possibilities for your future 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?

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.

A successful Samworth Brothers placement student will:

• Have effective communication skills
• Be computer literate on Excel, word
• 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 backgrounds.

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.


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