Graduate Training

The key to our success is the quality of our people. Which is why we offer graduates a structured training and development programme to help launch their careers and become our future managers and leaders. In return we look for commitment, dedication, entrepreneurialism and passion. If this sounds like you, please get in touch.


Our Two Year Graduate Programme

This two-year comprehensive scheme offers new entrants into the Agri-food industry a diverse taster of the different departments and roles available within our business, to kick-start your career within Cranswick.

As you develop during the two years, we allow for flexibility and diversity when making decisions to ensure you find your chosen field.

You are provided with a comprehensive training plan within and across functions such as Livestock Procurement, Manufacturing and Operations, Sales and Marketing, Finance and Accounting, HR, New Product Development, Technical and Planning.

Alongside spending time in these different departments, the Graduates are supported through a network of mentors and peers, all there to aid your personal development to progress your career within our business.


What are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals educated to a degree level qualification, passionate about working within the food industry.

We require a high degree of self-motivation and a ‘can do’ attitude, with good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate to a diverse audience. The ability to work unaccompanied and as a team is a must. Alongside being computer-literate.

Applications for our Graduate programme have now closed. Stay posted on our website to find out how you can apply for the scheme in 2021.


New for 2019, we are now recruiting for our Commercial Graduate Programme.

Our Sales and Marketing teams are at the heart of our business, driving our strategy forward and maintaining customer relationships. Therefore, this programme has been specifically designed for those Graduates looking to pursue their career within Commercial and make a real impact to our business.


What will you do?

Our Commercial Graduate scheme is intended to provide committed individuals with an opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of our business from farm to fork, with the ultimate aim of going into a Commercial role.

You will be assigned to work with one of our established retailer accounts, but then gain additional experience working within all the departments which are relevant to learn to embark on your career within Sales and Marketing. The purpose of the 12-month programme is to work into an executive Commercial role, supporting the teams who are at the forefront of our business ensuring profitable and progressive growth within retail.

If you are looking to join a business and make a real impact to in the food industry, then this programme is for you.


What are we looking for?

It is essential that applicants are passionate about working within the food industry and are motivated to pursue a career within a commercial capacity.

We require a confident character, who would feel comfortable when presenting and speaking to customers. We are looking for somebody who is Excel literate, savvy with numbers, and has a flexible attitude.  You must also be willing to learn, and to roll your sleeves up. By the end of the programme you will have aligned yourself with the core values of the Cranswick business and be ready to embark upon your career in commercial.


For general queries regarding either of our Graduate Programmes, please email

Applications for our Commercial Graduate Programme have now closed. Stay posted on our website to find out how you can apply for the scheme in 2021.