Higher Apprenticeship in Process Development

Bakkavor Group
£14,500.00 annual salary
14 Mar 2017
25 Apr 2017
Science / Research
Role Type
Start Date
A career in Process includes getting to know the ins-and-outs of new products - starting from knowing what the customer wants all the way to watching that product develop through the factory on a large scale.

If you have a keen interest in food with a curiosity in how it is made on a large scale, then our Higher Apprenticeship in Process Development is an ideal opportunity for you. 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's shelves. You will learn about areas such as process design and food science in the context of food safety legislation and quality standards.

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.

This could be your opportunity to receive further qualifications in a career in process without the cost of university. This apprenticeship will be your ‘first step' into becoming a future leader of process development in your local community. You will learn many new skills on what food safety and quality requirements are involved in launching a new product. Technical Manager, Quality Systems Manager or Lab Technician are a few of the many advanced career aspirations you will be able to explore. Best of all, upon completing this apprenticeship you will be guaranteed a full-time role with Bakkavor.


  • £14,500 annual salary
  • Paid time off work for personal development
  • Long term progression through the company
  • 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

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