Procurement Apprenticeship at Bakkavor

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About Bakkavor

Bakkavor Group is a leading manufacturer of fresh prepared foods. We’re specialists in developing own label products for many of the world’s biggest grocery retailers and best-known food service operators.

We make over 5,500 different products, including ready meals, pizzas, salads, desserts, soups and sauces. Our UK customers include Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda and Morrisons. Internationally, we work with brands including Starbucks, KFC, Pizza Hut and Harris Teeter.

Procurement Apprenticeship

The Group's Procurement Apprenticeship Programme provides an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in real jobs within the Group, alongside supportive training and mentoring. The scheme focuses on purchasing and developing future buyers and buying managers.

It will involve learning about and getting hands on experience of negotiating, contracting, analysis, reporting and many more.

It provides a structured 4 year training programme with work based learning and the opportunity to study for degree equivalent qualification through the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply on a distance learning basis. The 4 years will be broken down into work placements that will usually be 12 months in duration and will initially be in the Lincolnshire area with an opportunity to relocate to other sites throughout the UK.

To be successful on the programme you will be self-motivated and have the drive to succeed. You will have strong communication skills and good problem solving techniques. A commitment to learning is essential as is the ability to think on your feet and use your initiative.

As a leading manufacturer of fresh prepared foods in the UK, Bakkavor is always looking for talented individuals who have a can-do attitude and want to make a difference. We encourage personal initiative and empower our people to make things happen. Our approach is informal and our culture is highly service-orientated.
Best of all, upon completing this four year apprenticeship you will be guaranteed a full-time role with Bakkavor.


  • Earn above apprentice National Minimum Wage
  • Paid time off work for personal development
  • Long term progression through the company
  • Gain a Level 4 Procurement & Supply Apprenticeship then progress to Level 5 & 6 Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply qualifications
  • Pension Scheme
  • Guaranteed full-time permanent role at the end of your apprenticeship

Location: Spalding - Lincolnshire

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