Engineering Placement 2021
Do you have a passion for Engineering? Are you a current BEng (Bachelors of Engineering) student looking for a 12 month placement in industry?
As an inclusive, forward thinking business, we take pride in our approach to Engineering across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Engineering Placement Student to join our Engineering Team, based at one of our main operational sites in Hereford.
Purpose and key responsibilities of the role
Innovation sits at the heart of everything we do. We strive to be a leader within the rapidly changing poultry sector. Through our innovation, we exceed customer expectations, consumer needs and food safety standards. You will play an important part in this process by working on varied projects, focusing on improving engineering processes, quality and efficiency.
During your placement you will have a mentor who will support and challenge you to succeed. You will be involved in maintenance, continuous improvement as well as contribute towards problem solving projects that require you to work in teams as well as provide the opportunity to develop your experience in delivering your own projects.
You will be given engineering responsibility within an area of the operational environment where you will be the Asset Manager, monitoring downtime, organising Planned Maintenance, gathering data to analyse trends, conducting RCAs and FMEAs which will drive continuous improvement and reliability initiatives. You will have the opportunity to manage projects (under guidance) to solve operational problems and have an impact on operational performance within a FMCG environment. You will be mentored in identifying needs, planning solutions, sourcing funding/resources, tendering and delivering as well as developing the training and technical documentation.
This role will not only expose you to real life engineering in an exciting sector, it will provide the opportunity to learn, grow and lay the building blocks for the bright career ahead of you.
What we are looking for
As an Engineering Placement Students, Avara Foods are looking for an impressive and ambitious Engineering Undergraduate to join our Engineering department and be:
- A team player but with the ability to work effectively independently
- Adaptable to varied situations
- Excellent at communicating with a variety of stakeholders and colleagues
- Comfortable getting hands-on
- Driven to achieve results and find solutions
What’s in it for you?
We are committed to making sure our employees reap rewards of commitment and great performance. As an Engineering Placement Student, you will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.
We offer comprehensive training as well as development and career progression opportunities. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
- Pension Scheme
- Lifestyle benefits such as exclusive perks and discounted shopping vouchers, wellbeing support and discounted gym membership
Training & Development
Investment in people development is a core principle in our culture, ensuring you can learn, grow and develop. We are a business where our people make the difference every day. As well as bespoke, on-the-job development, you will also be offered a variety of training supplemented by personal mentoring.
A little about us
Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.
All our facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe which include:
- Virtual interview process
- Daily temperature screening
- Social distancing measures – including floor markers and 2m separation where possible
- Screens and barriers installed at workstations and canteens
- Face coverings required in all shared spaces
- Increased cleaning regimes across sites
- Virtual meetings and remote working
As part of the application process, we would like you to share your CV and a cover letter.
If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering
great results, apply today
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.