Here at William Jackson Food Group, great food and great people are at the heart of what we do. We have five food brands, Aunt Bessie’s, Abel & Cole, Jacksons, MyFresh and The Food Doctor. We work with some really talented people and are currently looking for 2 very special people to join our Finance Graduate Scheme.
We’ve been developing graduates for many years; some colleagues who still have great careers with us today joined us 30 years ago. Our business has been around for 166 years. It’s a family business and we’re proud of our heritage and values. We look after our people well. We respect them, reward commitment and loyalty, encourage talent, recognise achievements and ultimately appreciate their role in our success. We remain inspired by our founder, but we’re not hanging around in the past, we’re going places!
We’re offering you the chance to gain hands-on experience in the food industry with our three-year programme during which you will be studying for your professional ACA accountancy qualifications. You will have two, 18 month placements, and this variety is important to help you understand the finance function and how the function interacts with the other departments within the business. You will be developing your financial knowledge and skills, gaining invaluable experience in the industry and possibly securing yourself a future with us too.
Our businesses are based nationwide so you need to be mobile and be prepared to be hands on growing your finance knowledge supporting all areas of the business, with exposure to commercial, operations and financial accounting, crucially your role will be very real and you will have the chance to make a difference.
In return you will get from us:
- regular personal development meetings
- full financial support to gain professional qualifications, as well as on the job training and off site training opportunities
- exposure to our senior leadership teams
- a business mentor
We would love you to apply even if your degree is not a financial based degree. You will however be a recent university graduate, or due to graduate in 2017 and have gained at least an A grade in your GCSE Maths.
The closing date for applications is the 2nd January 2017, with the selection process taking place from February, ready for you to start with us in September.