Apprentice Engineer (Degree Apprenticeship - Food and Drink Advanced Engineering)

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Avara Foods
Grandstand Road, Hereford, HR4 9PB
To be agreed upon appointment
08 Jul 2019
18 Aug 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Avara Foods is one of the UK's leading food companies, a joint venture between Cargill and Faccenda.

We are a leading supplier of chicken, turkey and duck products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain.

The growth of our business is based on providing high quality, affordable products and delivering great service to our customers. We achieve this by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards. We currently have opportunities at ourHerefordsiteto start in September 2019 to support our Chicken operations.

Food and Drink Advanced Engineers will have various roles across the organisation, from:
  • Infrastructure
  • Asset care
  • Production management and process development, working closely with a range of other engineers
  • Service and maintenance functions and tasks,
  • Projects and interactions with external equipment and ingredient providers.
  • Apprenticeswill contribute to business performance through projects

This degree apprenticeship is a full-time permanent role from day one along with a competitive startingsalary. Study part-time for your degree through Harper Adams University - whilst being able to put your new skills into practice in your day to day role in asupportive environment, with flexibility for study leave.We're sponsoring the costs of your degree - You'll get the best of both worlds - with all the benefits of a job with an industry leading company, and a University education.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to think logically and to work both independently and as part of a team
  • The ability and willingness to travel to different offices and client sites is required, and you will have a passion for technology

Personal qualities

  • To be successful you will need to be enthusiastic and well-disciplined as our degree apprenticeship is heavily focused on attitude and behaviour
  • In addition, you will need to exhibit initiative, be reliable and conscientious

Desired qualifications

To be eligible for the Food Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, you will need
  • 7 GCSE's A*-C (9-4) or equivalents including maths and English
  • A Minimum of 96 UCAS points at A Levels ideally in maths and a steam subject; or an equivalent BTEC/City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent qualification at D*DD grade/or a relatedlevel 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance/Technology

Applicants that do not have the listed qualifications may still meet the entry requirements based on their work experience and will be reviewed on a case by case basis.Carefully describe your experience as part of your application.

Future prospects

We are committed to making sure our employees reap rewards of commitment and great performance.

You will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded. We offer comprehensive training as well as development and career progression opportunities.

Things to consider

You can also look forward to several benefits including Private Healthcare, a generous pension scheme, group income protection, lifestyle benefits such as Cycle to Work scheme and discounted shopping vouchers and subsided gym membership.

There may be a requirement to support other sites during your apprenticeship with us and therefore a valid UK driving licence is essential.

The Company is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week), For more information please visit:

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