What is engineering at ABF?
Engineering is integral to keeping our manufacturing plants running and introducing new technologies to match our ever changing customer demands. Our Engineering scheme is designed to give you the support and opportunities required to develop your skills and make a real difference to our business. We expect you to learn quickly on the job, challenge ideas and apply problem solving techniques in real life situations. At the end of the scheme you will have gained the depth and breadth of knowledge required to become a future engineering leader in our business.
What will you be doing?
During the scheme you will complete placements spread across our different manufacturing sites in the UK. These placements will give you exposure to all our engineering activities; from getting stuck in at site level, to planning and implementing wider business improvements. You will also get an insight into the different functions across the business. This will build your network, knowledge and confidence to enable you to reach your career goals.
As an engineering graduate you can expect:
What support can you expect?
Whilst the ABF Engineering programme gives you real responsibility from day one and encourages you to be independent, you will be supported throughout. As a graduate you will have:
You will also receive regular programme-specific and general development training sessions throughout the 2 years, which will help you with skills such as delivering presentations, managing time effectively and project management, project engineering role, executing improvements or installation of new equipment.
What’s the application process?
The process is a few stages long and nothing to be worried about!
All of these stages are designed to get to know you and to understand your passion and strengths that would make you a great fit! So be yourself, and talk about specific examples that help demonstrate why you’re fab!
No two ABF graduate schemes are the same, I think that is something that is so unique and rewarding about being a graduate at ABF. My journey has taken me from procurement, to manufacturing and I even spent 9 months working on our Brexit contingency planning! I've learned a massive amount during my time in ABF and have developed both personally and professionally.
I had completed some great summer internships during my summers and spent three fantastic years studying Philosophy at the University of York, and I was ready for a new challenge in the world of work. I knew I wanted to join the FMCG industry- an exciting and fast-paced industry.
After completing my degree in Chemical Engineering, I joined the ABF Grocery Engineering graduate scheme in 2015. The 3 main reasons behind me applying to ABF were: the variety of businesses and roles, the commitment to grads post-scheme and most importantly my love of food!
We offer 7 different graduate schemes, each offering fantastic opportunity and development. Click below to find out more about what we have to offer in ABF Grocery!