Greencore Group is a leading manufacturer of convenience foods, for some of the UK’s largest retailers. We are a FTSE 250 business employing around 15,000 people in the UK.

Not only are we the UK’s largest sandwich producer, we have a passion for great food, with a legacy of award-winning products across the convenience food sector.

The Trainee Manager Programme offers a range of positions across England and we are looking for talented people with a range of different strengths and potential to enable us to continue to grow and innovate in the food sector.

Greencore Nationwide
03 Dec, 2018
Degree Apprenticeship
We are searching for our next cohort of Trainee Managers to start in September 2019, could you be one of them? Job Description The Trainee Manager role at Greencore offers the successful candidate a place on our Degree Apprenticeship  programme in partnership with Nottingham Trent University. This programme offers you unique opportunity to work in a fast growing and dynamic organisation whilst studying at the same time! Successful candidates will work their way through the programme over the 4 years going from entry level roles, through supervisory roles, into managerial leadership roles by the end of the 4 years (subject to measured and monitored development and performance).  Successful candidates who prove themselves to be high potential may, we hope, go even further in the organisation. About Us Greencore Group plc is a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods. We are proud to supply a wide range of chilled, frozen and ambient foods to some of the most successful retail and food service customers in the UK and US. We do this by combining a passion for great food, an effective business system, efficient cost control and exceptional people in an approach we call The Greencore Way. Learn more about us by visiting our website Additional Information Successful candidates will attend Nottingham Trent University during weekdays for programme delivery (an average of 2 days per month, but this may aggregate higher or lower over the course of the programme). There will also be workplace meetings with your manager and programme leader. The first 3 years of the programme they will work towards the bachelor’s degree, then the fourth year will focus on achieving their Chartered Manager award (CMgrM CMI).   Find out more about this by visiting We offer three different programmes in either Operations, Commercial or Technical Functions and you'll be asked about your preference during the application process.  Operations candidates will spend their first 6 months (approx.) working and shadowing activity across a range of factory tasks in order to understand the breadth of the operation. They will then transition to a Front Line Leader role which has responsibility for a production line; they will work to production KPIs, be responsible for their teams’ wellbeing, and escalate issues outside their role responsibilities.   Commercial candidates will gain some exposure to our factory environment and will rotate through Marketing, Sales and Product Development roles, leading through to Category / Business Account Manager or Product Development Manager roles. Technical candidates will work across a range of site and office based roles across Quality Assurance, Raw Materials or Process Technologists and Specifications Analysts, leading through to Quality Assurance Supervisor and Manager roles.