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Technical Advanced Apprentice

Highbridge, TA9 4JU
£16,000 in Year 1, increasing to £18,000 in Year 2
Closing date
2 Nov 2023

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Science / Research
FMCG & Manufacturing
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
18-24 months

Job Details

What will the apprentice be doing?

A career in Technical at Bakkavor means feeling a sense of pride in knowing that you have ensured the food on consumers’ plates is safe to eat.

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You will be given the chance to work alongside many different departments to see how a kitchen concept is made ‘real’ and manage the process through to see a product hit the retailer shelves
  • You will learn about areas such as process design and food science in the context of food safety legislation and quality standards
  • This technical role focuses on the key business areas of food safety and product quality and will involve working alongside other departments to ensure that all manufacturing is done correctly, safely and to a high standard of quality
  • By the end of your programme, you will be able to utilise your food science knowledge to ensure the smooth transition of food products from factory to fork ensuring that technical and quality standards are achieved whilst maximising profitability to meet customer requirements

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • You will complete a Level 3 Food Technologist standard
  • This will be complimented by internal training delivered by your site as well as team building and soft skills training

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, we have set for you, you are guaranteed a permanent role with us.
  • Future career aspirations could include Senior Process Technologist, Quality Manager and Technical Manager to name a few.

Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Initiative


  • GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A* - C or 9 - 4) desirable
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A* - C or 9 - 4) desirable

Expected apprenticeship duration: 2 years

Apprenticeship Standard: Food technologist Level 3 (A level)

Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level 3 (A level)

Training provider: University of Lincoln

Expected start date: 04 Sep 2023

Job Types: Full-time, Apprenticeship

Salary: £16,000 in Year 1, increasing to £18,000 in Year 2


We're the biggest name you've never heard of! You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas and we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality food to join us. Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts, and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy, and convenient food. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.

Company info
5th Floor, 8 Mortimer Street
Greater London
United Kingdom

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