Job pathways

There are many different ways to 'get here'.
The next bit is getting you where you want to be. 



Become a leader

When you join or take part in our graduate programme, you get the chance to experience first-hand the ins and outs of the whole company. From learning how we develop, bake and deliver our products, to how we develop relationships with our customers and manage our teams. You’ll have real, all-round working knowledge of what it takes to run a successful bakery. To thrive here, you need to be a strong, resilient character who’s prepared to take on plenty of responsibility from the start. In return, you get a competitive salary, ongoing training and the experience you need to succeed in your career.


"Sweet opportunity"



Get paid to learn,
gain confidence to grow

You may be a school leaver, but we treat you like an adult from day one. You'll join an experienced, enthusiastic team who will encourage you to show what you can do and to take on more responsibility.

You'll have a clear pathway for progression, so you know what you’re working towards and where the apprenticeship will get you. Plus, you’re not stuck behind a desk. You’re literally on the bakery floor gaining real-life, on-the-job experience. So by the time you finish your apprenticeship with us, you’ll have the practical skills, know-how and confidence you need to move onwards and upwards.



Gain insights you can’t
get from the seminar room

Working towards a 2:1 degree or higher? Want to know what it takes to work in manufacturing, marketing or production? Our student placement is the perfect grounding for would-be graduates.

This placement is all about getting stuck into every angle of the business. From sitting in on board meetings to helping out on the production line, you’ll learn how every department in our business gets things done. It’s also an excellent way to boost your CV with paid, hands-on experience that employers look out for. And if you impress us, it will stand you in good stead when it comes to applying for our graduate programme.


Fancy a change?

It's good to know you're not alone

It takes guts to change careers. And that’s why we commend people like you. People who have the courage to go out and find something new and better. It’s also why we invest so much time and money in giving you the best training and support to help you learn the ropes. Because even if you’re joining us from a completely unrelated job, we know you’ve got what it takes to succeed here.


"I started out on a university placement and since then I've worked my way up in various roles. Country Style has given me the chance to grow and develop my skills."

Helen Ash, Assistant Technical Manager