Management Trainee

Various Locations Across the U.K.
£20,000 per annum
06 Sep 2017
01 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Full Time

Not sure what career path is right for you?

Like the sound of a fast-paced and innovative industry?

Dead set on a career in food or fresh produce?

If you can answer “yes” to any of the above questions then MDS is a great place to start your career.


  • We offer a graduate scheme with a difference in the Food and Fresh Produce industry.
  • You won’t be stuck in one job, or even one company for the duration of the scheme; you’ll be moved around different roles in various business over two years gaining much sought after experience.
  • At the end of the programme you will have built up the skills, knowledge, confidence and contacts to secure yourself a challenging role within the industry.

About You

  • People with strong interpersonal skills who are capable of inspiring and leading others
  • Highly motivated individuals with a thirst for the challenge of a rapidly evolving industry
  • Resilient and flexible candidates who are prepared to relocate every six months
  • A passion for pursuing a career in the food industry
  • A 2:1 degree or above in any discipline, although a 2:2 may be considered.
  • The scheme is open to graduates of all degree disciplines, although we are particularly interested in land-based, food related, life sciences, business management, marketing and languages graduates.


  • Valuable experience within a fast-paced and innovative industry which is actively seeking fresh talent
  • Four different roles with real responsibility within member companies across the UK, with the possibility of overseas roles
  • 27 formal training days from Cranfield School of Management and leading industry professionals
  • Access to an extensive network of companies and industry contacts
  • Workplace pension
  • Personal coaching from MDS staff and secondment managers at all placements to support you throughout the programme
  • Excellent and diverse career prospects. farm manager, agronomist, HR manager or procurement manager: the opportunities are endless!

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