Higher Apprenticeship in Food Technology

Bakkavor Fresh Foods Ltd
£14,500.00 annual salary
13 Mar 2017
25 Apr 2017
Science / Research
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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.

If you are a methodical thinker interested in learning the customer, safety, quality and legislative standards necessary to achieve successful food manufacturing, then our Higher Apprenticeship in Food Technology is an ideal opportunity for you to gain a clear understanding of food safety within a food manufacturing environment. Working in a Technical role is about ensuring all our food is manufactured to strict food hygiene standards and our customers are supplied with first-class quality products for their consumers. Your role will consist of ensuring new products are developed safely and maintaining methods for the business using the most effective approach.

As a leading manufacturer of fresh prepared foods in the UK and the only fresh prepared foods company to trade on an international scale, Bakkavor is always looking for talented individuals who have a can-do attitude and want to make a difference. We encourage personal initiative and empower our people to make things happen. Our approach is informal and our culture is highly service-orientated.

You will be provided with full support and training in order to kick start your career into becoming a future leader of food technology in your local community. This technical role focuses on the key business areas of food safety and product quality and will involve an apprentice working alongside other departments to ensure that all manufacturing is done correctly, safely and to a high standard of quality. You will attain this understanding partly through gaining a nationally recognized qualification as well as through work-based experience. Best of all, upon completing this apprenticeship you will be guaranteed a full-time role with Bakkavor.


  • Earn above apprentice National Minimum Wage
  • Paid time off work for personal development
  • Long term progression through the company
  • Opportunity to achieve a foundation degree
  • Pension Scheme
  • Guaranteed full-time permanent role at the end of your apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects Desired skills

• Strong organisational skills
• IT skills including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Good communication skills both verbal and written
• Keen passion for manufacturing

Personal qualities

• Positive approach
• Confident, enthusiastic and willing to learn
• Reliable and adaptable

Qualifications required

GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English and Maths

Future prospects This role will provide a generous introduction to the specific area of interest and allow candidates to understand the framework of the function and future opportunities. Towards the end of the programme if there is a suitable opportunity available, at the right level, then candidates will be encouraged to apply internally for this. Their first-hand proven experience will support any application.

Things to consider The environment can be very cold (can be as low as 5°C) and when busy will entail being inside for long periods of time. The business is busy and demanding and has high expectations of its team. However, it is also a very positive place to work and the work experience gained will be invaluable for the future. • On offer you will be required to complete a health check • Working week is full-time (37.5 hours) - We are operating a rolling assessment process