British Sugar

7.4 /10 44 reviews

About British Sugar

British Sugar is the UK’s leading sugar supplier to food and drink manufacturers in the UK and Europe, and with around 4,000 growers supplying its four factories, the business produces over 1 million tonnes of sugar.

Beyond sugar production there is a surprisingly diverse business to be discovered. Although sugar remains at the core of its operations, by using a highly integrated approach to manufacturing, they aim to transform all raw materials into sustainable products, from tomatoes to animal feed, electricity to bioethanol, making it a truly diverse and exciting business to work for.

Our business is not just about sugar, we have expanded the range of co-products we produce. These products include animal feed, soil conditioning and landscaping products, electricity and even tomatoes. We are also involved in the developing bioethanol industry and seed coating and enhancement technology.

Using our Combined Heat & Power plants, we export enough electricity for 160,000 homes and use the combustion gases to grow around 140 million tomatoes, and we invested in the UK’s first Bioethanol plant, producing 70 million litres of renewable fuel.

You will find our sugar on supermarket shelves under the Silver Spoon brand, one of the UK’s leading food brands.

British Sugar is a growing, diverse and highly complex business. Our culture is one of improvement and today’s graduates will provide the business with its senior managers of the future. The size of the workforce is relatively small, providing scope for graduates to make a visible impact.
From Engineers to Agriculturalists we rely on a wide range of professionals. Whilst we are extremely diverse, we retain a unique culture that is as friendly and supportive as a small company but with the excitement of a truly international business. It also means that every individual has a chance to make a highly visible impact.

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British Sugar Latest Reviews

  • Assurance Intern

    I was a critical part of a few projects that were worth quite a sizeable amount of money to the company. There are definitely oppurtunities to make your mark at the company here, and I've been involved in plenty of jobs that have provided me with invaluable business and engineering experience...


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  • Placement Intern

    I enjoyed that during this placement I was truly treated like an employee and not a coffee maker. I was able to help in important work and get in so much training and development. I was able to work w...


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  • Audit Associate Intern

    A mix of some mundane tasks and some tasks with lots of responsibility, not very much in between. There was some scope for developing your own projects, and other members of staff do really appreciate...


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British Sugar Latest Case Study

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Shift Operations Manager

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Environmental Science BSc (Industrial)

I have advanced my skills in communicating with people from all over the company to create development opportunities and seek out knowledge to enable me to be the best possible shift operations manager I can be.

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Students expected to return to graduate jobs with us

2:1 (Two One)

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