Manufacturing Higher Apprentice, Cumberland Site

London NW10 7RQ
£17,500. Increasing to £19,500 in Year 2
11 Jan 2021
11 Feb 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
18-24 months

What will the apprentice be doing?

A crucial role in the day to day production and distribution of our quality products. Our Higher Apprenticeships in Manufacturing are an ideal opportunity if you are interested in the different stages involved in efficient food production.

What will the apprentice be doing?

This apprenticeship will give you a clear understanding of the key manufacturing processes including planning, safe machinery operation and resource management. Working in manufacturing also involves linking with other functions within the business such as Technical, Development, Finance and Human Resources so requires good communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Full support and training will be provided to help you progress quickly. Depending on the site, the scheme may offer placements within a factory based role with responsibility for a team, running production lines, quality and output costs.

The work environment can be cold, and when busy will entail being inside for long periods of time. However, it is also a very positive place to work and the experience gained will be invaluable for the future.

Typical tasks include: Operating machinery, Supporting product trials, Improvement initiatives, Observing audits.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

3 x 1 week blocks each academic year for module workshops. They will then get the opportunity to put this learning into action when they return to work. There is also a soft skills development programme they will complete with the other apprentices from around Bakkavor.

You will complete a Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager standard as well as a Level 5 Higher Education Certificate in Food Manufacturing Operations.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The expected career progression at the end of this apprenticeship is for the apprentice to become a Production Operative or Team Leader.

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent in English and maths + three others (Grade 9 – 4 or A*- C) essential
A Level or equivalent in any subject: 3 A Levels (Grade A*- C) essential

Expected apprenticeship duration: 2 years

Apprenticeship Standard: Operations / departmental manager

Apprenticeship level: Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 5 (Higher national diploma)

Training provider: University of Lincoln

Expected start date: 06/09/2021

Job Type: Apprenticeship

Salary: From £17,500.00 per year