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Megan Afford — Quality Assurance Manager

Name: Megan Afford
Job title: Quality Assurance Manager
Employer: Moy Park
Qualification: 3 ALevels (Biology, Business and Pscyhology). BSc Food Science and Technology.

What does a Quality Assurance Manager do?

My job is to make sure the products which leave our factory are safe for the consumer to eat, are legal and are of the quality demanded by the customers.

Describe your job in 20-25 words.

Each day is different for me, I spend time in both the office and the factory.

After you qualified, did it take long to find a job?

I gained my qualifications whilst working in my current role.

How did you end up in this job?

I joined Moy Park as an apprentice in 2017, during my time I have spent time working in the factory on the production lines and then moved into the technical department where I have worked my way up from a Quality Auditor to a Quality Manager.

What advice would you give to someone thinking of pursuing this career?

Take every opportunity and don’t be scared to step out of your comfort zone.

What’s the best thing about your job?

I get to eat Chicken Nuggets every day!