Our exciting range of food and drink courses are from some of the most prestigious Colleges, Universities and Training Providers from around the country.
For those who are looking for entry level position in the food manufacturing industry, an Apprenticeship is a hands-on work-based route. It can be general, so many disciplines are covered or can be specialised for those with an interest in a specific area such as production, technical or product development.
The food industry is diverse and roles range from agronomy and food production through buying, product development, marketing and commercial sales. There are many associated roles such as financial, human resources, laboratory based, nutrition and health or sensory analysis.
Food and drink process operators work in manufacturing, one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the food and drink industry.
You could be employed by a company that specialises in one type of product, for example ready meals, soft drinks or confectionery; or in a company that makes a wide range of different products.
Your apprenticeship will be tailored depending on your place of work and you study principles of manufacturing practice, food safety and HACCP, maintaining product quality and health, safety and environmental standards.
The National Centre for Food Manufacturing is seen as a national exemplar for its innovative apprenticeship provision and commitment to partnering with employers to develop and deliver apprenticeships to meet their needs. The NCFM aims to provide the best experience for apprentices through flexible delivery and innovative teaching and learning. We have worked with employers and the Trailblazer Groups to be able to offer a comprehensive range of new standards including the sector’s first Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeships.
Food and Drink Advanced Process Operators work in one of the largest, most dynamic and fastest growing sectors of industry. Every day, producers, manufacturers and retailers make and sell millions of innovative food products to consumers in the UK and around the world. This includes drinks, cakes, biscuits, ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook food, sandwiches, wraps, fresh fruit and salads. It is imperative that apprentices in the industry have the skills and knowledge to ensure our food products, which millions of people consume every day, are safe.
Gain a hands-on understanding of the food industry – including food product development, food technology, food safety and nutrition – on a course with strong links with major food retailers, and manufacturers, leading to exceptional career opportunities.
The food industry is the UK's largest manufacturing sector and is experiencing a shortage of talented professionals to work in commercial, technical and product development roles. This course gives you the knowledge and skills in food production, food legislation, food product development and nutrition to take on a range of exciting career opportunities in this vibrant and fast paced industry.
Study a multi-disciplinary engineering course that opens up exciting career opportunities in the food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. This course has been developed in collaboration with some of the UK's biggest food and drink manufacturing companies and best loved brands. You gain practical experience through paid industry placements and develop specialist expertise in food engineering, food manufacturing, efficiency and sustainability.
Study a multi-disciplinary engineering course that opens up exciting career opportunities in the food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. This course has been developed in collaboration with some of the UK's biggest food and drink manufacturing companies and best loved brands. You gain practical experience through paid industry placements and develop specialist expertise in food engineering, food manufacture efficiency and sustainability.
Gain broad engineering skills to tackle real-world food engineering and food safety challenges. Develop your career in a rapidly growing sector – the Food and Drink Federation estimates 140,000 new recruits will be needed by 2024.
This qualification is to develop intermediate occupational skills & knowledge in a wide range of automated or semi-automated food processing techniques, or food service / retail
skills, to confirm occupational competence.
This qualification is designed to develop advanced occupational skills & knowledge in a wide range of supervisory & monitoring skills in food processing, food service & retail.
It is too small for inclusion within the Food and Drink Apprenticeship framework. It is ideal for learners who carry out routine workplace tasks and who may use this qualification as a stepping stone to larger qualifications of this type.
Nottingham Trent University’s Food Industry Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeship has been designed in conjunction with the food and drink manufacturing industry.
Degree Apprenticeships help employers to grow their own talent and nurture the employees who will go on to play a key role in their business. For many employers it provides an alternative option to graduate recruitment. Employees get the opportunity to gain a degree in BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology, with the addition of hands-on experience gained through work.