Want a strong start to your career with one of the UK’s leading food businesses? We’ve got all the ingredients…

Samworth Brothers are looking for talented people with the aptitude and energy to contribute to our business and flourish within our teams.

If you’re about to complete your A’ Level studies, graduate or are a student seeking your one-year industrial placement opportunity, we can offer you a diverse and valuable experience where you will be encouraged to develop your skills and grow your knowledge base.

We have businesses located in Leicestershire, Cornwall and elsewhere across the country. Click here to find out more about the companies within the Group and the products they manufacture.

Every colleague on one of our Early Careers programmes benefits from:

  • Genuine roles – every one of our placement roles has been designed to offer you the chance to contribute to our commercial goals. With clear objectives and ongoing reviews, you will learn how to turn your academic knowledge into real life results in the food business.
  • Support – we are fully invested in your success. From your colleagues and line managers through to L&D coaches and the Early Careers team, you will be provided with ongoing support to succeed. And as your development is a priority to us, we also offer you individual, professional mentoring with one of our senior leaders, who will help you to gain unique understanding from a leadership perspective and to build your professional network.
  • Development Programme – designed to compliment your in-role experience, you will participate in lively experiential learning programmes to progress your understanding of business operations and build your all-important management skills.

Our Culture & Values

We do good things…

We are proud to be a family business, and for four generations Samworth Brothers has been acting responsibly and doing the right thing. As a business, we exist to be a force for good in the lives of our communities, and to create greater opportunities for colleagues, our customers and our suppliers. By being the very best at what we do, we can make profits to reinvest in a better future and a better world.

…With Great Food.

All across our business we make food that people love. And we’re very proud of that. But it’s only possible because of our commitment to the highest possible standards of quality. We believe in quality ingredients, quality processes, quality training, quality working environments, and of course quality people. Good food isn’t good enough. We want to produce the very best.


To find out more about our schemes, click on the links below.

Why work for Samworth Brothers?

What we do

Samworth Brothers is a fourth generation family company producing high-quality chilled and ambient foods enjoyed by millions of people across the UK every day. We employ over 9500 people and operate from well-invested and modern sites in Leicestershire, Cornwall and elsewhere in the country.

Our consumer brands include the No 1 Cornish pasty favourite, Ginsters, the iconic malt loaf, Soreen, West Cornwall Pasty Co and sports nutrition brand, SCI-MX. Other brands include the pie specialists Walker & Son and Dickinson & Morris.

Another main part of our business is producing high-quality chilled food products such as sandwiches, salads, sausages and cooked meats, pasties and pork pies, and prepared meals for many of the UK’s leading food retailers.

Read about the history of our company here.