What's the programme?
Our Operations programme will give you broad exposure to a breadth of activity in our factories; by getting you into the reality of food production, you will start your journey with a great appreciation of the work that goes into physically producing Great Food, which will make you a rounded and appreciative Operations leader as you progress in your development.
4 year degree programme with Nottingham Trent University, with study aligned to real work, so you will earn as you learn and not accumulate university debt.
Factory-based roles, leading to first-line supervisors and through to Shift Management.
Opportunities will be available in Warrington, Crosby, Worksop, Selby, Sheffield and sites in London. You will need to be willing to be nationally mobile across the period of the programme.
Potential career paths
A whole range of roles to give you a breadth of familiarity with the very front-end of food production in your site during your first months.
You’ll get a grounding in our fundamental principles of food safety and health and safety amongst other key compliance activity.
Front Line Leader:
Here you will get your first taste of leading a small number of colleagues.
You will manage the consistent application of processes within your area or production line, to ensure products are prepared or manufactured to agreed standards and production plans.
Your leadership steps up a gear to cover a zone of activities, processes and production lines.
Your skills in team communication, production monitoring, equipment effectiveness and other areas will grow and you’ll get involved in identifying trends in performance and actively promoting our safety culture.
You’ll be leading people across a whole shift, co-ordinating and prioritising activity to meet production standards and food safety requirements, identifying opportunities to make improvements in quality, performance and profit.
Amongst other things, you’ll forecast and control the labour requirements and monitor and review your teams’ capability, keeping them focused on their key objectives and develop them to maximise their potential.
What do you need?
You will need, as a minimum, Level 2 English, Maths and ICT to study this programme, along with a minimum 3 A-Levels at grade C or above OR equivalent qualifications or experience – ensure you provide as much detail about your predicted grades or work experience as possible when you apply.
To help provide you with the very best skills and management experience, you’ll be part of our Line Manager Framework that supports all of our line managers to learn new and relevant skills, at your own pace. Your development will be supported to meet critical learning experiences over the course of the programme.
We understand that being a line manager is a challenging, yet rewarding job, and we want to help you to develop, not just your academic knowledge, but also great skills that will help you to find your own management style as well as key business knowledge.
This programme is supported by a Level 6 Chartered Management Degree qualification.
If you’re considering University, or looking to redirect your career, this programme provides you with a fantastic option of learning at a well-respected university without needing to worry about the cost. In fact, you’ll be earning a great salary whilst you learn!
Our primary partnership with Nottingham Trent University, provides you with access to a leading facility as well as a modern and easy to access campus. To find out more about Nottingham Trent University visit their website.
Depending on which career path you choose, your qualification will be tailored to ensure that you receive the right education to go further in Greencore.
In addition to the benefits of your programme, you’ll also have access to the wide range of colleague benefit options, which include:
- Greencore Mastertrust Pension Scheme
- ShareSave Scheme
- Cycle 2 Work Scheme
- Discounts at retail stores, restaurants, days out and attractions
WORKING ENVIRONMENT & CULTURE
A career in our Operations team will see you working directly within and around our factory environments. These environments vary across our sites dependent on the facilities and the nature of the processes within them. Success leading in these environments, which can be intensely busy and challenging, is reliant upon a close appreciation of your people, consistent communication, and working together as a solid team.