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


Dak joined Cranswick in 2020 as a Technical Graduate. In the first year of the scheme, Dak completed a range of rotations from farm to butchery and new product development. She then moved into a Technical dedicated rotation, which included spending time with both site and group based technical functions.

Dak then had the opportunity to spend time at sites across the Cranswick group, including the fresh pork site at Preston and ready-to-eat sites. During her rotations she gained factory and systems based operations knowledge, whilst also working on strategic project assignments. During this time, Dak developed her understanding of Technical within Cranswick and was able to improve her project leadership and team working skills, through programmes within the graduate scheme.

"The scheme has been the perfect transition into working life, as it allows you to continuously learn on the job, whilst putting your learnings into industrial practice”.