Higher Apprenticeship in Food Technical Services

Tulip Ltd

The Technical Team in a food manufacturing environment is essential to ensure that customer quality standards are met and that food is safe to eat. This apprenticeship provides an exciting opportunity to earn while studying for a Foundation Degree.

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Closing date: 30 May 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Annual wage

£15,600.00

Working week

Monday to Friday (exact times TBC)

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

30 months

Possible start date

10 Aug 2017

Date posted

08 May 2017

Apprenticeship level

Higher Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC001221281

Positions

1 available

This apprenticeship gives you a competitive salary and benefits to allow you to earn while you learn.

You will be part of a technical team that performs a vital role with varied day to day tasks. You will check, record and report issues relating to the quality of meat products and food safety, making sure that products are safe to eat.
During your working week as a Higher Apprentice you will be involved in a wide range of activities that will include auditing, analysing data, attending meetings and visual checks on products (depending on which site you are working at), you will also use quality testing equipment for example temperature probes and will take test samples to be sent away for testing in off site laboratories. You will be given responsibility for assuring quality of final products and for finding issues in products before they go to customers.
Technical teams must know which issues are the most important by following customer specifications and be able to prioritise their working day to make sure that all relevant check are carried out. They work to deadlines and must understand production schedules. You will use a software quality management system to document findings and meetings will involve other teams on site and also supermarkets and auditors coming on site to carry out audits.
The Higher Apprenticeship will combine university studies with the University of Lincoln working towards a Foundation Degree in Food Manufacturing, with extensive practical work on site to develop knowledge and skills. A Level 3 Diploma in Food Industry Skills will be delivered in the work place to allow you to work with your site on work place projects that will develop your technical skills.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills both verbal and written.

Personal qualities

  • A job in Technical Services requires strong communication skills, organisation skills, good time management and planning
  • The ability to trouble shoot and solve problems with a team and encourage colleagues in a fast paced environment to follow procedures and maintain documentation and records.

Qualifications required

  • Minimum GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English and Maths.
  • We are looking for candidates who have A Levels at C or above. Desirable A Levels are in Biology, Chemistry and Food Technology; although not essential.
  • Equivalent BTECs and all other Level 3 qualifications will also be considered.

Future prospects

It is hoped that individuals will progress within the company and move onto a BSc (Hons) after their Higher Apprenticeship. We are looking for individuals that want to progress within management, this programme enables you to work towards this.

Things to consider

This is a meat processing environment but the individual is not required to be in a factory setting at all times.

About the employer

Providing UK consumers with a huge variety of food products, Tulip is a leading supplier to the retail and food service markets. From fresh pork, bacon and cooked meats to sausages and canned meats, Tulip pride themselves on creating high quality food primarily from farms in the UK and Denmark. Their commitment to quality and care exceeds many recognised industry standards.

Employer

Tulip Ltd

Address

Cambridge Road

Linton

Cambridge

CB21 4JD

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Training provider

In partnership with the National Centre of Food Manufacturing, part of the University of Lincoln, your Apprenticeship will be a blend of distance learning and block release and will include a Foundation Degree in Food Manufacture.

Apprenticeship framework

Food and Drink

Training provider

UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by University of Lincoln

Contact

Sharon Green 01406 493000 shgreen@lincoln.ac.uk

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Closing date: 30 May 2017