What can you expect?
You’ll learn all about getting our products into stores and making sure they perform commercially. That’s the crux of it. And there are a lot of products. And a huge number of customers, both at retail and consumer level. And it needs a behind-the-scenes operation to match. Supply Chain. Sales. Marketing. Category Sales Development. They all play their part, working together to take our famous products, like Cheerios, Shreddies, Shredded Wheat, Golden Grahams, and more, from factory line to supermarket shelves. No mean feat!
As a CMDA Apprentice at our Welwyn Garden City site in Hertfordshire, you’ll get to experience all these departments. Across a number of placements, you’ll work your way through each area to gain an end-to-end understanding of the whole process. During your time in Marketing, the key will be to gain a really good grasp of how we understand our brands and how they perform externally (market sales and consumer & shopper measures) as well as which internally, reviewing profit and loss (P&L). You’ll also manage parts of innovation or renovation projects, in addition to supporting the team with necessary admin to ensure everything runs smoothly. Your Sales placement will see you look after our retail customers, ensuring we maximise store sales through the promotion of new and existing products. Lastly in Supply Chain, you will learn to understand the fundamentals of this busy division, working across a number of different teams.
You’ll also get to put your learning into practice working on real-life projects under the guidance of seasoned experts. Your time spent at Sheffield Hallam University, will see you work towards your BA Professional Practice in Management as well as experience a bit of student life. All accommodation and travel is paid by us, not to mention the food allowance (whilst you’re in uni).
At the end of the three-year programme, you’ll come out with a degree that didn’t cost you a penny and skills and experience gained at a global operation to boot! As though that isn’t reason enough to apply, you’ll also have the option to choose to work in the department you most enjoyed. What’s not to like?