Product Development Degree Apprentice (Food Industry Technical Professional)

ABP Ellesmere
The Abattoir, Ellesmere, SY12 9BL
£17,000.00 annually
12 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Main Duties & Responsibilities

Concept Development
  • Ensure the ABP NPD process is adhered to at all times
  • Keep up to date to market information and product changes in the market, reviewing information and reports often originated by other functions
  • Utilise market information, competitor products, food trends and our own ingredient supply base to develop product and packaging
  • Generation of recipes for the costing process
  • Supporting product feasibilities and documenting feedback/actions
  • Creating food for onsite and offsite visits
  • Ensuring the development facility is fully equipped and ready for use at any time
  • Conduct benchmarking panels and communicate results internally and externally
  • Create and maintain product folders for new and existing product development ensuring they are kept up to date at all times

Process Development
  • Support and attend development trials and pre-productions as required
  • Testing and analysis of new ingredients and their adherence to specification
  • Reporting findings internally and externally
  • Carry out sensory analysis on new products and document findings
  • Support the creation of recipes and processes for the innova recipe management system
  • Review and approve artwork for NPD against relevant objectives
  • Arrangement of samples to be transported to customers and external bodies

Training and development will be ongoing for all of the above areas in your role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good interpersonal skills with the ability to multi-task and be able to work well with all levels of the business.

Attention to detail.

Able to work effectively in a fast paced environment where team working is key.

Flexible and adaptable in approach, whilst maintaining a methodical and structured system of working.

Ability to think creatively, and support departmental or site strategies.

Personal qualities

Apassion for food is necessary in order to thrive within the NPD team.

Safety First

Shows safety awareness and will take a step back to consider the safety aspect before 'diving in' to complete the task.

Try. Try. Try

Resilience. Never gives up. Always finds a way.

Just Do It.

Effective Execution. Makes things happen.


Works with all people at all levels, internal and external, through listening and adjusting their language and communication style where required. Good verbal and written English.

Bigger Picture

Understands the business need to service & deliver quality to the customer.

Team Player

Works & interacts with colleagues to do what is best for the Company as a whole, ahead of personal goals.

Desired qualifications

3 A levels at grade C or above or equivalent NVQ/Apprenticeship or BTEC Diploma.

English Language and maths GCSE A*-C/9-4 or equivalents.

Computer literacy.

Food Safety Level 2 desired but can be delivered as part of role.

Full driving UK licence desired but not essential.

Future prospects

You are an employee from dayone with all of the rights andresponsibilities. You are also considered anapprentice for the entire length of the Degree Apprenticeship, but once you pass, you will be considered for a full time permanentrole in the business.

Things to consider

ABP are a group of companies, with a variety of opportunties at every level.

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