Learn on the job in a role with real responsibility

If you are on a four year degree course where you are expected to spend your third in industry, then our 12-month Industrial Placement scheme could be just the experience you are looking for. During your 12 months with us, you can expect to:

  • Develop transferable skills
  • Gain practical experience of working within the food industry
  • Gain valuable insight into the different functions and roles within the food industry.

The selection process

Once you send your  application to us, the process will be as follows:

  • Application received and screened
  • Fact Find call
  • Telephone Interview
  • Discovery Day Assessment Centre
  • Online Testing
  • Final Stage Assessment Centre

The recruitment for our intake of 2020/2021 Industrial Placement has now opened. If you are interested can you please forward your CV and contact detail to the following email:


Samworth Brothers will be taking applications until middle of January 2020 and will contact you directly.

Jesse Sandhu

Two placements

You will be allocated two six-month placements at two different sites within the Group. You can expect to have a real job with real responsibility. You’ll also be required to deliver a number of projects, so you definitely won’t be in a ‘shadowing’ role during your time with us. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in the Group’s CSR activities.

Click here to see the types of charity projects you might get involved with.

There is a wide range of placements typically offered in a number of different functions, including:

  • Process
  • Quality Assurance
  • Product Development
  • Production
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Commercial
  • IT
  • Finance
  • Personnel

Meet our IP students

It’s only by joining us that you can find out exactly what it’s like to be an Industrial Placement student with Samworth Brothers. But you can get a good idea by hearing what some of our recent IP students have to say.

Future opportunities

At the end of your placement, you will have gained invaluable on-the-job experience and will also have a good commercial understanding of how a business in the food industry works. We encourage our IP students to return to Samworth Brothers after graduation, providing our businesses with the talent, commitment and expertise we need to ensure our continued success.

Ongoing support

When you join us, you will be assigned a mentor who will work with you on a confidential one-to-one basis. Your mentor will be there to encourage and support you, so you can make the most of your opportunity with us. Their role is to offer guidance and to respond to your needs by providing useful insights for you based on their own experiences.

Case Studies

Read about the experience of two graduate trainees who have recently joined our scheme: