Graduate Programme 2020
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About the Programme
2019 marked the birth of our Young Foodies Graduate Programme: three jam-packed days of insightful workshops to introduce graduates and entry-level candidates to the world of food and drink challenger brands. Masterclasses from our very own were intertwined with guest talks from founders and leaders in our brands.
The days in detail
Over three days, the Programme’s goal is to give an introduction into the fundamentals of sales, marketing and operations in an FMCG start-up. You will have the opportunity to meet like-minded people and network with experienced professionals working for exciting challenger brands and, ultimately, land you a job in the process.
Day one and two – Learn, Develop and Practice
Day three – Assessment and Interviews
A snapshot of last year...
The process is simple
How it works
You will have to make it through our initial screening, then 2 days of training and then a final high-intensity assessment; but it will be worth it. You will feel equipped to take on anything thrown your way in your new job, allowing you to show your managers and founders what you are capable of from day 1.
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YF Grad Programme Application form
Register interest online
Complete the below form to register your interest in a position on the 2020 Graduate Programme.
Young Foodies Graduate Programme
Am I guaranteed a job through the Programme?
You are not guaranteed a job through the Programme; however a number of our brands recruit graduates directly through the Programme, so every grad has the opportunity to land a role. What we can guarantee is that you will complete the Programme with an understanding of how challenger food & beverage businesses operate, and where your skill set is best suited.
I have some friends that would like to go on the Programme, will I get a referral fee if they are successful?
Yes. We run a referral scheme which will mean we pay you a £250 fee for every referral we place through the programme. The applicant will just need to write your name as the person who referred them in your application. There is no limit to the amount of people you can refer, and no cap on how much in referral fees we pay out to you.
Do I have to come to every day of the Programme?
You will be required to attend the full Programme to avoid missing out on any learning and to give you the best chance of landing a job at the end.
Do I have to pay to go on the YF Grad Programme?
The Programme will not cost you a penny. We will provide snacks, and refreshments too.
I am not looking to start a role immediately, is it still worth me applying to come on the Programme?
The insight gained on the Programme is invaluable and will benefit you whether you are hoping to start a job that week, or in 6 months time. At Young Foodies, we support our brands with recruitment all year round, so get in touch with a member of the team when you are looking for a role, and we will help you find your dream job.
When will I find out if my application has been successful?
Who can apply to the YF Graduate Programme?
We are unable to accept applicants that are due to graduate after 2020. Aside from that, the YF Grad Programme is open to all – whether you went to university or not (despite the name).
Will the graduate programme still be running given coronavirus updates?
Dependent on government guidelines, we still hoping to run the Young Foodies Graduate Programme. The dates will be amended aligned with University Graduation dates of 2020. Please continue the first stage application as this will register your interest in live roles should the programme not continue.