United Biscuits, often abbreviated to UB, is a maker of some very famous and popular biscuits. They are the biggest biscuit manufacturer in the UK, and also make a range of other snacks, churning out favourite nibbles from famous brands like McVitie’s, Penguin, Jacob’s, Twiglets and Mini Cheddars. Their products are bought by a staggering 98% of UK households, and the British company is a major employer of graduates and students.
In addition to their UK manufacturing bases, United Biscuits also has factories and facilities around the world, and is the second biggest biscuit maker in Ireland, Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The company trades in over 130 countries around the world and is currently owned by Turkish food and drinks firm YÄ±ldÄ±z Holding. Worldwide, United Biscuits employs around 7,000 people.
UB was founded in 1948, but it’s roots go back much further than that, with many recipes being handed down through the generations until two Scottish companies merged to form United Biscuits.
The business areas you can work in at UB include: Sales, Manufacturing, HR, Marketing, Procurement, Engineering, Supply Chain, Logistics & Planning, Finance, Compliance and International Operations.
Graduate programmes at UB last for two years and are highly sought after. To be considered for a graduate role at United Biscuits you will need minimum of 2:1 at degree level from a good university, along with a minimum of 260 points.
As well as the graduate programme at United Biscuits, the company also runs placements and internships for students - and, indeed, has advertised opportunities through the E4S website. UB Summer placements last for 8 to 12 weeks and industrial placements run for a full twelve months. Both are great introductions to life at United Biscuits and will furnish you will some unrivalled skills no matter which business area you would like to pursue in your career.
Shedding light on the sort of candidate that UB considers for any role with its company, the firm’s recruitment site says:
“Success within UB calls for you to be passionate, determined, ambitious and a fast learner. You’ll possess the communication skills to excite and inspire others, and have problem solving skills to recognise better and more efficient ways of working. The ability to work individually is as important as being able to work as part of a team. Above all, you’ll embrace our values and put our customers first.”
Have a quick look at the YouTube video to the side of the page - and see what’s going on over on their Facebook and Twitter accounts too. They should all give you a better idea of whether UB is the sort of company you would like to work for - and whether you’d be the right sort of talent for them.
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