Food Science Industrial Placement 2023 – Ellesmere, Shropshire

Food Science Industrial Placement 2023


Ellesmere, Shropshire


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Job title:

Food Science Industrial Placement 2023





Closing date for applications:


Reporting to:

Technical Manager

Job Role:

ABP is one of Europe`s leading beef processors. We have built our success on entrepreneurship, technological investment and a deep knowledge of the sectors in which we operate. As key stakeholders in the integrity of the food supply chain we are focused on ensuring the full traceability of our products.

Our core business – ABP Beef – is supported by its renewable, pet food and protein divisions, which combine to ensure the value of by-products is maximized and the environmental impact of the business and our customers is minimized. Our company has doubled the size of its business in the past 10 years, and continues to seek additional growth opportunities through organic initiatives and potential acquisitions.

Opportunity Details

The quality and technical function within ABP ensures that our products are safe, legally compliant and meet with our customer quality requirements.

We lead the industry with our technical programmes providing the commercial teams with the best possible platform to develop business with a wide range of customers.

Our under-graduate programme will provide individuals with a thorough understanding of all technical aspects of our business from abattoir to finished product.

This is a fantastic opportunity for undergraduates who wish to pursue a career in the fresh food industry. It will provide individuals with practical experience of working for one of the largest meat businesses in Europe.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

This twelve month undergraduate programme will ensure that you gain hands-on, practical experience in aspects of the meat supply chain.

At each point in the chain you will meet and work with technical and quality team members gaining an understanding of their roles and how they contribute to ensuring the products we sell are safe, compliant and meet our customers` strict quality requirements.

At the end of the twelve months you will have an in-depth understanding of what to expect from a Technical career within the fresh food industry.

Knowledge and Experience:

Knowledge & Experience
We`re looking for undergraduates studying for a degree in Food Science or related science discipline eg Microbiology or Food and Nutrition. In addition individuals should:

-Have a clear interest in developing a career within the food industry. A real \\\\\\\"foodie\\\\\\\"

-Demonstrate an analytical approach to problem solving

-Be great communicators with an ability to influence others

-Be keen on detail

-A full UK driving licence is desirable due to the remote locations of some of our factories


Safety First
Follow site instructions on safety both for yourself and colleagues. If in any doubt, ask for advice on how to carry-out tasks in a safe manner.

Try. Try. Try.Resilience. Never be afraid of failure; learn from your mistakes and try again.

Just Do ItMake the most of the opportunity and have a go at every task that you are set.

CommunicationWork with all people at all levels in a positive, enthusiastic style. Ask questions and learn all that you can about people`s jobs and understand how your skills and knowledge may apply to the role. Good verbal and written English.

Bigger PictureUse your time to understand how roles in quality and technical contribute to the wider success of the business. Gain an understanding of the Company strategy and think about how your longer term career could contribute to its` success.


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