We encourage a culture of opportunity and learning where our employees can gain skills and qualifications to achieve their full potential. Samworth Brothers’ culture is centered around its people and we are proud to have such a talented and committed workforce.
Discover how some of our people have progressed their careers with Samworth Brothers.
Joined Samworth Brothers in May 2016: "I was one of the first two Car to Lorry candidates, appointed from eighty potential candidates who applied for the pilot opportunity."
I had always wanted to drive articulated LGVs (Large goods vehicles) but been prohibited from pursuing this dream because of the cost of training (typically in excess of £3,000).
When I saw the Samworth Brothers Supply Chain Academy advert offering the opportunity to train on the programme I jumped at the chance to apply.
Joined Samworth Brothers in 2014 as an apprentice: "In 2016 I won the 'Young Talent of the Year Award' at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards."
I knew that Samworth Brothers was a highly successful business within Leicestershire. After researching the company in more detail, I was pleasantly surprised by how large the company was, with 19 successful businesses. The potential opportunities I could have were endless and an opportunity I couldn’t miss.
Joined Samworth Brothers in May 2005:"I started in the hygiene team, joined the marketing team in 2012 and I am now an Assistant Brand Manager."
Soreen was a brand I have grown up with. I still remember my mum bringing me Soreen when she used to pick me up from school. I have always enjoyed the family feel that the brand represents, that’s what interested me in joining the team as I wanted to be a part of it.
Joined Samworth Brothers in 1992: "Within my career at Samworth Brothers I have taken on a quite a few varied roles, they range from Line Operator, Line Servicer, Quality Assurance, Relief Team Leader, Full Time Team Leader and currently Process Technologist."
I chose Samworth Brothers through an agency at the time as I didn’t have a full time job. Twenty five years later I would never have expected I would love it this much and still be continuing my Samworth Brothers journey.
Joined Samworth Brothers in 2016: "I first joined the business in 2014 as a Commercial Assistant/PA to a Site Director. I then joined Kensey Foods in August 2016, joining the Category team as a Category Executive."
I chose Samworth Brothers because of the opportunities available at the time of joining. Alongside my day job as a Commercial Assistant, I also helped in the organisation of the 2015 Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge event, which was a great experience.
Joined Samworth Brothers in 2006, my first job after graduating: "I have always liked the variety of my roles; I’ve been able to go on site visits to suppliers ranging from dairy, vegetable processing and raw meat, to a paper mill, packaging manufacturers and printers, an equipment manufacturer in Spain and a pepperoni factory in Germany."
I had done a lot of research into graduate training schemes whilst I was making my move back home to the South West when I finished Uni. Having spent a short time at Ginsters as part of my degree, Samworth Brothers seemed like an obvious choice. Being part of a family business appealed to me.
Joined Samworth Brothers in 2016: "I spent the first six months at the Bradgate Bakery (Ashton Green) site as a Group Purchasing Assistant. I then moved over to Walkers Deli to be in the Commercial team for the rest of my 12 months placement."
Being from Leicester, I was aware of Samworth Brothers and knew of the excellent reputation they have in the area. Upon reading more about the industrial placement scheme on the company website, I learnt that the placement was split into two six month placements in different Samworth Brothers sites in different departments which was something that excited me. Also, the reviews from previous students were all really positive and they were given jobs upon graduating so it felt as though it was a great scheme to apply for.
Joined Samworth Brothers in 2006: "I really enjoy the fast paced nature of the business, the variety of products and, in particular, working with such a wide range and diverse set of people."
It has been an excellent career for me. What the nation eats is always changing, with new and different trends. It is rewarding because you are always learning and developing.
Joined Samworth Brothers in 2014: "I’ve worked in the food industry for 25 years and always known about Samworth Brothers and its great reputation so it was an easy decision to come and work here."
Work hard, ask questions, take the opportunity to learn about all the different functions and how they link together. It’s such an important industry, make sure you look after it.