Operations Trainee Manager - Degree Apprenticeship

Bristol, Leeds, London, Northampton, Selby, Sheffield, Spalding, Warrington, Worksop
19 Dec 2018
19 Jan 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
24 months+

About Us

Greencore Group plc is a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods. We are proud to supply a wide range of chilled, frozen and ambient foods to some of the most successful retail and food service customers in the UK and US.

We do this by combining a passion for great food, an effective business system, efficient cost control and exceptional people in an approach we call The Greencore Way. 

Role Information

The Operations Trainee Manager role at Greencore offers the successful candidate a place on our Degree Apprenticeship programme in partnership with Nottingham Trent University. This programme offers you a unique opportunity to work in a fast growing and dynamic organisation whilst studying at the same time! Operations candidates will spend their first 6 months (approx.) working and shadowing activity across a range of factory tasks in order to understand the breadth of the operation. They will then transition to a Front Line Leader role which has responsibility for a production line; they will work to production KPIs, be responsible for their teams’ wellbeing, and escalate issues outside their role responsibilities.  

Successful candidates will work their way through the programme over the 4 years going from entry-level roles, through supervisory roles, into managerial leadership roles by the end of the 4 years (subject to measured and monitored development and performance). Successful candidates who prove themselves to be high potential may, we hope, go even further in the organisation.

Successful candidates will attend Nottingham Trent University during weekdays for programme delivery (an average of 2 days per month, but this may aggregate higher or lower over the course of the programme). There will also be workplace meetings with your manager and programme leader. The first 3 years of the programme they will work towards the bachelor’s degree, then the fourth year will focus on achieving their Chartered Manager award (CMgrM CMI).  


  • Defined career paths from entry level to business leader
  • Earn whilst you learn with a Degree-level Apprenticeship
  • No university fees
  • Opportunities across England
  • Award-winning development framework


Bristol, Leeds, London, Northampton, Selby, Sheffield, Spalding, Warrington, Worksop