Apprentice Food Technologist Vale Royal Fresh Foods Limited

Apprenticeship as a Food Technologist. You will join the site Management team who are focused on growing & packing the finest Beansprouts. The product is considered high risk from a food safety standpoint. You will therefore be involved in HACCP / Micro / Hygiene controls, as well all the elements that go into hydroponic technology.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £250.00

  • Working week

    8am - 4pm (Monday to Friday)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    12 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001228181

  • Positions

    1 available

  • Working within the seed / growing team to measure all growing related inputs – time / temp / R/H
  • Developing a data capture system to help us improve our growing process
  •  Analytical reporting / trending to support growing decision making
  •  Reviewing micro standards and reporting systems
  •  Supporting the QA Manager with the on-going development of the Quality Management system
  • Member of the site HACCP team
  • Will be trained as an auditor
  • The product is considered high risk from a food safety standpoint. You will therefore be involved in HACCP / Micro / Hygiene controls, as well all the elements that go into hydroponic technology.

 

 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • No Previous experience requried.

Personal qualities

  • Self starter is a must
  • Ambition
  • High standards
  • Confidence
  • Highly analytical

Qualifications required

GCSES English and Maths or equivalent are desirable however not essential as Functional Skills are offered as part of the Apprenticeship Framework.

Future prospects

Due to significant investment on site and a growing customer base, we are confident that there will be on going future opportunities, if you can add enough value to our business!

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Vale Royal Fresh Foods Ltd is the largest beanspout Producer in the UK situated North West of the village of Allostock in Cheshire but they also have a London office. Vale Royal Fresh Foods Ltd was founded in 1987 and was originally used for the cultivation of Chinese vegetables and beansprouts. Soon after, it was decided to concentrate solely on beansprout production and distribution. Our principal activities comprise of cultivation, preparation and merchandising of beansprout crops.

Employer

Vale Royal Fresh Foods Limited

Address

Hulme Hall

Hulme Hall Lane

Allostock

Knutsford

WA16 9JN

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Training provider

  • Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Food & Drink: Proficiency in Fresh Produce Industry Skills
  • Functional Skills as required
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Food and Drink

Training provider

REASEHEATH COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Reaseheath College


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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017