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Food Industry Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeship

Chetwode House, 1 Samworth Way, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1GA
£19,000.00 annually
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Apprenticeship, Degree
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What you will do in your working day

Do you enjoy working in a high-energy team? Take pride in high standards? And feel satisfied when you smash today's targets? Then this opportunity could be for you.

Here at Samworth Brothers we are proud to offer our Higher-Level Apprenticeship Scheme (HLA) to give you a great springboard to start your career in the food industry. In 2018, we saw that by creating this scheme we could support ambitious people to gain a degree alongside real-world work experience at the same time, and our business would benefit from the energy and fresh thinking that an under-graduate could contribute. So far, we've seen fantastic results and we're now recruiting for our 2023 intake.

This opportunity could be your first step in a career within the food industry which has so many possibilities! We have 2 positions available for 2023 within our Food Technical family. Once a new product has been developed by our chefs, the Technical team then work towards bringing these products into production whilst maintaining the safety and integrity of the product. The role includes:
  • Developing the production process
  • Ingredient specifications
  • Packaging information
  • Product life and the quality and safety of food at all stages of production
  • Monitoring and controlling our food safety standards, making sure that every single product reaches the consumer fresh and safe to eat.
  • During your programme you have 3 x 1-year placements within different teams.

Your degree studies are centred on a Food Industry Technical Professional degree through our academic partner Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). You may know that SHU is a National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering, featuring in the 2020 Good University Guide for teaching quality, and currently rated 80% for student satisfaction. A number of our existing group colleagues are alumni and as we have been working in partnership with the university for a number of years, so we are confident that you will receive high quality education and will be well supported.

The training you will be getting
  • You attend Sheffield Hallam University on block release for 4 days at a time, 5 times a year
  • The degree award is BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We offer our apprentices a permanent contract of employment from the start so that you can be sure that we are fully invested in your success.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative


A Level or equivalent Science or Food Technology (Grade BBC / Distinction Merit Merit) Essential

Things to consider

Are you the Right Person? We want your enthusiasm and passion for food to shine through. You will also need to be motivated and organised to be able to study whilst working. You need commitment to building great relationships, and pride in quality and safety. You will need a flexible approach to work and working hours. As placements could be at any of our business locations, the flexibility to relocate is key and we will provide you with relocation support.

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