What's the Job?
Development isn’t just cooking products in the kitchen – it is getting to know the detail and functionality of each raw ingredient that goes into our products, developing ideas/recipes that turn into products that consumers want to buy, and identifying where there are gaps in the market for new concepts.
The Development role at Bakkavor is crucial to ensuring that we stay ahead of the market in terms of latest trends and techniques. Working in an office and the test kitchens, this role is mainly about innovation, exploring ingredients and developing new and exciting products. This opportunity will allow you to work collaboratively cross functionally with other teams within our business to support the delivery of our products from concept through to launch along with supporting and driving quality initiatives.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Block release in Year 1
You will complete a Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager qualification
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 Development Technologist.
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 or departmental manager
Apprenticeship level: Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 5 (Higher national diploma)