Food Industry Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeship

Samworth Brothers (Holdings) Ltd
1, Samworth Way, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1GA
£17,000.00 annually
25 Mar 2021
01 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
This opportunity could be your first step in a career within the food industry which has so many possibilities! We have 2 positions available for 2021 within our Food Technical job family. Once a new product has been developed by our chefs, the Technical team then work towards bringing these products into production whilst maintaining the safety and integrity of the product. This could be developing the production process, ingredient specifications, packaging information, product life and the quality & safety of food at all stages of production. Technical also monitor and control our food safety standards, making sure that every single product reaches the consumer fresh and safe to eat.

During your programme you would have 3 x 1-year placements which are all real job roles with real responsibilities. Your degree studies are centred on a Food Industry Technical Professional degree through our academic partner Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). You may know that SHU is a National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering, featuring in the 2020 Good University Guide for teaching quality, and currently rated 82% for student satisfaction. A number of our existing group colleagues are alumni and as we have been working in partnership with the university for a number of years, so we are confident that you will receive high quality education and will be well supported.

We will pay you a competitive starting salary for your job role (much higher than the National Minimum Wage for apprentices) and we will also pay all costs and expenses for University block-release study at Sheffield Hallam University. We offer our Higher-level Apprentices a permanent contract of employment from the start so that you can be sure that we are fully invested in your success, and as a permanent member of our team you will be offered a great range of benefits too.

Technical professionals utilise their knowledge to ensure the smooth transition of food and drink products from farm to fork. They ensure that technical and quality standards are achieved whilst maximising profitability to meet customer requirements. They have a set of skills, knowledge and behaviours providing the opportunity for an exciting and rewarding career in the food industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A commitment to building great relationships, and pride in quality, hygiene & safety
  • A passion for learning, and strong ambition to reach your full potential

Personal qualities

  • Ability to take a flexible approach to work and working hours
  • As placements could be at any of our business locations, the flexibility to re-locate is key and we will provide you with relocation support

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at grades C/4 or above(or equivalent) in maths and English Language
  • Plus, a minimum of 96 UCAS points from 3 A Levels or equivalent BTEC National Qualifications (excluding General Studies)(or equivalent)
  • At least one A level in a science or food technology (or equivalent)

Future prospects

We will provide you with future learning and career development opportunities to reach your full potential within our Group.

Things to consider

Equality, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our academic and business strengths.We believe that excellence comes through recognising the value of each individual.

Sheffield Hallam University welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

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