If you’re a school leaver, University Student with a placement year, or a recent Graduate, and you’re looking to kick start your career in the food industry, you’ve come to the right place. We’re a warm and welcoming group of diverse individuals at Avara Foods, many of whom once started with us as apprentices and graduates themselves, and now lead long term, successful careers. Avara Foods offers a variety of extensive and highly recommended Early Careers programmes designed to set you up for a successful career within the world of food and food manufacturing.

All of our Early Careers opportunities offer you a permanent, full-time role with a structured development pathway, a competitive salary, and importantly, the experience and skills you need to lead a successful long-term career within the industry. We’re developing our leaders for the future, and you could be one of them! Take a look at our Early Careers pages, which provide further information on the different programmes we offer.

Why pursue a career in food?

There are never ending opportunities - The Food industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector and spans across the whole supply chain - which is echoed across our business. It has a phenomenal turnover of £104 billion, making up 19% of total UK manufacturing. It also contributes £31.1 billion to the economy. The food industry also offers a higher average pay compared to other industries, along with a rewarding career and an important role in helping to ‘feed the nation’.

It’s varied - a career in food has many different pathways and creates lots of different opportunities for you, depending on what you enjoy. Long term, you could find yourself working within roles in Operations, Engineering, Logistics, Agriculture, Finance, Technical, Commercial, HR or IT.

Our Roles

We employ talented people with an array of different skills and experience across our business. Below are the main job categories that we recruit for. 

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