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Graduate Job New Product Development Graduate

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Aston Manor
Reference: J1474
Salary: £22,000 - £24,000  

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Aston Manor was established in 1983, it is the largest independently owned cider maker in the UK and the second largest manufacturer of cider in the UK. Aston Manor Cider has a production and packaging facility in Birmingham, orchards in Worcestershire and Herefordshire and a further production and packaging facility at Tiverton in Devon.

In spring 2013 the business announced the planting of 1,000 acres of additional new orchards committing to the planting of over 350,000 trees. In doing so we have agreed twenty-five year contracts with our farmer and grower partners.


The purpose of this role will be to create new and exciting cider products ready to be packed and distributed for the business. Liaising closely with the commercial team, the successful candidate will ensure samples are readily available for trial and sale into Aston Manor’s customers. The role will also require that new products are compliant with regulatory standards, so a keen eye for detail will be needed. A practical approach will be beneficial as the business aims to create, and distribute, commercially-attractive products for the off-trade cider market.


Reporting to the Head of Cider Production, this role has been created through the growth of our product portfolio and ambitions to grow further market share. As a New Product Development Graduate you will have the opportunity to learn about the business, our products and will be exposed to the following areas:

  • Reproducing samples
  • Prioritising products/samples for commercial team
  • Ensuring compliance of recipes to suppliers and/or customers
  • Quality assurance


Academically, we are looking for CCC (or higher) at A-level and a 2:2 degree (or higher) from a technical-related background such as Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Food Science, Food Nutrition and Biology. You will have strong communication skills both verbal and written. You will also have;

  • A strong aptitude for learning
  • Commercial awareness
  • A great work ethic and professional attitude
  • Interest in the industry (advantageous)
  • A good eye for detail
  • Accuracy in your work
  • The ability to follow and/or implement processes


At Aston Manor, we know how hard our graduates work and what a substantial contribution they make to our business and because of this, we offer the people who join us a very attractive package.

This includes;

  • £22,000 - £24,000 starting salary
  • Performance based reviews
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension Scheme
  • Career progression

Discovery are the retained managing consultants. All applications will be processed through Discovery. We regret that due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews. In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.

Location: West Midlands

Recruiter Details

Aston Manor
0121 665 4060

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