What's the Job?
This apprenticeship will give you a clear understanding of the key manufacturing processes including planning, safe machinery operation and resource management. Working in manufacturing also involves linking with other functions within the business such as Technical, Development, Finance and Human Resources so requires good communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Full support and training will be provided to help you progress quickly. Depending on the site, the scheme may offer placements within a factory based role with responsibility for a team, running production lines, quality and output costs.
The work environment can be cold, and when busy will entail being inside for long periods of time. However, it is also a very positive place to work and the experience gained will be invaluable for the future.
Typical tasks include: Operating machinery, Supporting product trials, Improvement initiatives, Observing audits.
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. They 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 Food Manufacturing Operations.
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.
About the Company
Our people make more of a difference to Bakkavor than anything else. And there are many reasons why people want to join us: first-class training, a fast-moving environment and excellent prospects. In this section, you can learn more about our business, how we can help your career and personal development and why we are a great place to work.
What do you need?
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)
Join us and you'll get
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday