About Associated British Foods

Associated British Foods plc (ABF) is a British company that produces and sells consumer goods. It operates in the following business segments: groceries, sugar, agriculture, ingredients and retail. The grocery segment produces beverages, sweeteners, vegetable oils, bread, bakery products, cereals, spices and meat products. The sugar segment processes and sells sugar beet and sugar cane. The Agricultural segment produces and sells animal feed. The Ingredients segment produces baker's yeast, enzymes, lipids, yeast extracts and bakery ingredients. The Retail segment sells clothing and accessories through retail shops Primark and Penneys. The company was founded in November 1935 and is headquartered in London, UK.

Financial performance

  • Capitalisation: 18.9 billion
  • Annual turnover: 20.8 billion
  • Revenue: 1.4 billion
  • Assets: 17.9 billion

Company profile

  • Year founded: 1935
  • Director: George Weston
  • Employees: 138000
  • Head Office: London, UK

Associated British Foods recruitment process in 2024

  1. Online application form
    • One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on Associated British Foods Careers website.

    • The online application form is usually presented as a questionnaire with the option of importing data from a LinkedIn or CV file.

    • The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.

    • There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)

  2. Phone / Video Interview
    • Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.

    • Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the Associated British Foods recruiter.

    • In some cases, Associated British Foods hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)

  3. Online tests
    • The next stage of the Associated British Foods recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete Associated British Foods tests.

    • Associated British Foods uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.

    • Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:

  4. Assessment centre
    • Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest Associated British Foods headquarters or office.

    • Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.

    • Associated British Foods may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.

  5. Partner interview
    • The final stage of the recruitment process.

    • The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.

    • Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.

    • Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join Associated British Foods.

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