As a national food manufacturer, the Technical team are vital to ensuring that all our delicious products are produced safely to our customer specification and standards. Therefore we can provide a fantastic graduate programme within the Technical function for graduates looking to pursuit a career within this function. Food safety and integrity are the highest priority at each of our manufacturing sites and we rely on our graduates to ensure these processes and standards are upheld.

What does the scheme look like?

•Learning the full life cycle of our products from farm to fork, which includes time on our farms and in our manufacturing facilities

•Gaining an understanding of traceability systems •Full understanding of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and how it relates to our factory procedures and processes

•Working with our New Product Development and Production teams on product specifications for new and existing product launches

•Understanding of our product supply chains, working with our supply chain assurance team

•Working with our group compliance team to understand our internal auditing systems, legislation, accreditation schemes and customer requirements

•Shadowing and supporting the Technical teams with project work, which may involve liaison with our key customers, suppliers and industry bodies

•As part of the scheme, you will also spend periods of time in other departments learning how the wider business operates and how the technical team supports other function at site and group levels

What are we looking for?

We are looking for passionate individuals, who wish to pursuit a career within the Technical function of an FMCG business. Those who are preferably studying or studied a Food Science or STEM related degree.

The ability to work as an individual and within a team is a must, alongside a can-do positive approach at all times.

Benefits and package details


Willow joined the business on our technical graduate programme in 2022 after she had completed her university studies. Since then, she has experienced a range of different rotations, from group compliance and technical services to our fresh pork processing facility and ready to eat sites.

This has allowed for an appreciable level of understanding of technical functions across the business as Willow has been able to comprehend and take on many day-to-day responsibilities, enabling her to develop a full technical skill set through extensive knowledge of both factory and systems-based functions across the business.

During these rotations, she has also been able to exercise personal development skills, such as team working and leadership, due to the talent development programme that is offered to all graduates. The future certainly is bright for Willow!

"During my time at Cranswick, I have been given the opportunity and support to grow and develop my knowledge within the technical teams and the wider business which will help me in my career."