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Manufacturing Higher Apprenticeship

Bakkavor Meals, West Marsh Road, Spalding, PE11 2BB
£17,500.00 annually
Closing date
15 Jul 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

You will play a crucial role in the day to day production and distribution of our quality products.
  • You will gain a clear understanding of the key manufacturing processes including planning, safe machinery operation and resource and people management
  • You will forge close links with other functions within the business such as Food Technical, Development, Finance and Human Resources so you will require good communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • You will learn how to set up and manage projects using relevant tools and techniques and understand process management
  • You will gain an understanding of business development tools (eg SWOT) and approaches to continuous improvement

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
  • You will attain an Operations/Departmental Manager Level 5 standard
  • 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

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At the end of your programme, if you have successfully completed your apprenticeship and achieved the performance targets the we have set for you, you are guaranteed a permanent role with us.

Future career aspirations could be Team Leader, Section Manager, Factory Manager or Operations 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 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 and will give you your 'first steps' into manufacturing.

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