Technical Higher Apprentice

Leicester, Leicestershire
£17,500. Increasing to £19,500 in Year 2
11 Feb 2021
11 Mar 2021
Science / Research
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
18-24 months

What will the apprentice be doing?

A career in Technical at Bakkavor means feeling a sense of pride in knowing that you have ensured the food on consumers’ plates is safe to eat.

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be given the chance to work alongside many different departments to see how a kitchen concept is made ‘real’ and manage the process through to see a product hit the retailer shelves.

You will learn about areas such as process design and food science in the context of food safety legislation and quality standards.

You will be provided with full support and training in order to kick start your career into becoming a future leader of food technology in Bakkavor.

This technical role focuses on the key business areas of food safety and product quality and will involve an apprentice working alongside other departments to ensure that all manufacturing is done correctly, safely and to a high standard of quality.

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.

You 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 Technical and Quality Management

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 Types: Full-time, Apprenticeship

Salary: From £17,500.00 per year