Human Resources

Why choose HR?

Great people are at the heart of everything we do and are critical to our ability to succeed and win in our diverse markets.  Human Resources (HR) is focused on helping the ABF Grocery businesses do this as well as they possibly can: recruiting great talent, supporting the development of skills and behaviour, creating the climate and culture to enable high levels of performance … the list goes on. 

What will you be doing?

We’re really excited to be running a HR graduate scheme within our Grocery businesses. Over 24 months, you’ll get the opportunity to spend 12 months in two different businesses, experiencing HR from both a Supply Chain/Operations and Commercial perspective. You will gain a wide range of experiences, increasing and broadening your knowledge within the HR function and the wider business context in the FMCG industry. During your scheme, you’ll receive core management training alongside HR-specific development and have the opportunity to start a fully-funded CIPD Level 5 qualification.

Who are we looking for?

If you’re passionate about people, an excellent communicator, and want to support teams and the business in continuing to grow and develop, then this could be the perfect graduate scheme for you.

What do our Grads Say? 

Being a HR Trainee Business Partner, is fulfilling in many different ways. Having only worked in HR since last September, it’s a brand new experience for me and so far I’m enjoying every minute of it with ABF. I initially expected HR to be process-driven, and people-centric. My experience so far with ABWF has pleasantly surprised me in the sense that we aren’t restricted by processes, and are encouraged to be pragmatic and autonomous in our roles. The cross-functional interaction with a wide range of people, and the direct business partnering I engage in with our Sales function, are what I enjoy most about my role. Naturally, business partnering senior stakeholders and influencing some key business and people decisions are big challenges but the outputs are very rewarding. One of my main responsibilities this year has been to lead our succession planning in the Sales function. I have a close understanding of our people’s potential within ABF and engage with senior managers to ensure we are planning for the future effectively. The prospect of my future within HR and ABF, I think looks bright. I’m looking forward to experiencing HR in an Operational environment, and seeing where my career in HR progresses! Alice Power 2017 Graduate

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Find out more about life as a HR Grad

We want you to really get to know what life will be like in the ABF HR team before you apply. This quiz is all about helping you to know what situations you may find yourself in. Take some time to read through the scenarios and think about how these would make you feel.

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We hope that you now have a much better understanding of what life could be like when working in HR at ABF. If you are excited by the sounds of what you have heard we would love to hear from you. Click below to go through to our application process. If you are still not sure why not head back to our HR page and read what our previous Grads have got to say.


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