Food & Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship

10000.00 - 10005.00 GBP Annual
06 Apr 2021
04 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Food & Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship
Sandford, Somerset

Who are Thatchers Cider?

Established in 1904 by William John Thatcher, we have grown into one of the top cider-making businesses in the world. Now in our fourth generation of family cider makers, we're exceptionally proud of our Somerset roots.

We've experienced tremendous growth through industry-leading levels of investment in our marketing, people development, innovative technology and world-class cider mill. The best part? We're just getting started.

We're looking for a Food & Drink Process Operator to join our award-winning apprenticeship programme, to learn the Thatchers way of cider making through our Cider Academy and Bridgwater & Taunton College.

Your Rewards and Benefits

- Apprenticeship salary
- Benefits including discounts at our cider shop (over 18s only)

This is the perfect opportunity to take your first steps into a cider making career with our incredible brand.

We know it is a big decision to take your first steps in a career and, at Thatchers, we ensure that we give you all the training, support and development you need to succeed.

We will support you to complete the food and drink industry foundation apprenticeship in food and drink processing at the end of which you will be offered a permanent role with one of our teams. At the beginning of your journey, we will create a training plan that meets your individual needs and will then develop your skills and knowledge through a range of business seminars and networking opportunities.

Thatchers is the industry standard for cider and we have worked hard to get to where we are and continually deliver amazing beverages. If you have the drive to grow our brand, develop great relationships and build a customer service career to be proud of, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As a Food & Drink Process Operator, you will learn everything there is to know about how to take an apple and turn it into a packaged cider.

A major part of your apprenticeship will be working on our packing line using state-of-the-art engineering and technology to package our cider. You will form part of the team responsible for maintaining, operating, and fixing production line and machinery whilst also taking responsibility for hygiene, wastage, planning and health and safety.

You will also learn about the science behind the cider making process and will have the chance to work with our laboratory technicians and specialist cider teams who make our world-famous cider.

About You

To be considered as a Food & Drink Process Operator, you will need:

- GCSEs in Maths and English grade 3/D or above
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- The ability to work as a team to achieve right first-time products
- A can-do attitude, determination and the drive to succeed
- A conscientious approach and a responsible and trustworthy attitude
- Good attention to detail and a flexible mindset

Things you need to know - This role will involve shift patterns that could be on weekends, nights and days depending on your age and the department you work in.

Other organisations may call this role Food & Drink Manufacturing Apprentice, Production Apprentice, Manufacturing Apprentice, Process Operations Apprentice, Manufacturing Operations Apprentice, or Production Operations Apprentice.

The closing date for this role is the 18th April 2021.

Webrecruit and Thatchers are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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