Food Science Apprentice

Olympus Automation
A1 Parkway Unit 4, Southgate Way, Peterborough, PE2 6YN
£288.46 per week
24 Jun 2019
22 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Based between Peterborough premises at Orton Southgate and the University of Lincoln campus at Holbeach.

Do you want to work with new technologies helping food and beverage companies all over the world to revolutionise their cooking processes?

OAL has consistently delivered next-generation technologies and world-class automation solutions over our 25-year history. Our patented Steam Infusion technology introduces steam at 1,000 m/s, transforming the way manufacturers heat and mix food products and delivering significant energy and processing savings.

We now need a highly motivated food science apprentice to assist the Development Chef (OAL) in the smooth running of the OAL trials at the Holbeach campus.

You will need to:
  • Source and prepare raw materials
  • Set up and clean the trial equipment
  • Collect and record trial data
  • Maintain and operate the OAL test systems and steam boiler
  • Adapt and create recipes for OAL patented systems

The role may require global travel from time to time to assist with trials and commissioning at customer sites.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good working knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Good working knowledge of Access and PowerPoint
  • High standard of written/verbal communication
  • Customer service skills
  • Sound administrative skills
  • Good communication skills
  • A good basic understanding of food preparation
  • Ability in another language would be advantageous

Personal qualities

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Organised and able to prioritise
  • Projects a professional image at all times
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Strong team player
  • Receptive to learning new skills and knowledge

Desired qualifications

  • You will require 5 GCSEs including English and maths at Grade C or above or equivalent. Ideally, in addition you will have a BTEC in Applied Science or A Level or AS Level qualifications in Science or equivalent(or predicted at the time of application) and a strong interest in Food Technology.

Future prospects

It is envisaged that the successful applicant will carry on to a Degree Apprenticeship which includes a BSc (Hons) as part of their job role with us.

OAL is a fast moving, dynamic company and so the opportunities for moving into a range of roles upon completion of your Higher Apprenticeship are possible.

Things to consider

This role is based between our premises at Orton Southgate, Peterborough and the University of Lincoln's Holbeach Campus so it would be beneficial to have a full driving licence to travel between the two sites when needed.

You will need to be capable of lifting heavy objects (up to 10kg in some cases) as this will form a part of your regular day to day tasks.

This is a busy working environment where using a wide range of skills is essential.

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