What will the apprentice be doing?
Gaining a clear understanding of the key manufacturing processes, including planning.
Learning about safe machinery operation and resource management.
Working with other functions within the business such as Technical, Development, Finance and Human Resources so good communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team will be required.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager
Full support and training will be provided to help you progress quickly. Depending on the site, the scheme may offer placements within a factory based role with responsibility for a team, running production lines, quality and output costs. The work environment can be cold and noisy, and will entail being inside for long periods of time, but PPE is provided. However, it is also a very positive place to work and the experience gained will be invaluable for the future. It provides you with your 'first steps' into manufacturing.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Best of all, upon successfully completing this two year apprenticeship you will be guaranteed a full-time role with Bakkavor. Future career aspirations could be Team Leader, Section Manager or Factory Manager to name a few.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A - C or 9 - 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A - C or 9 - 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subjects (Grade A - C) Desired
Things to consider
The work environment can be very cold, and when busy will entail being inside for long periods of time. However, it is also a very positive place to work and the experience gained will be invaluable for the future.