Production Planning Support Apprentice Banham Poultry Ltd

A brilliant opportunity to join the team at Banham Poultry Ltd. A fast growing and innovative business providing Chicken to a number of Retailers and Wholesalers throughout the UK.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Tuesday to Saturday – 05:00 to 13:00

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As Production Planning Support Apprentice at Banham Poultry Ltd. you will be heavily involved in the core functions of this exciting and rapidly growing business. You will be working with both the Planning Manager, Processing Managers and Departmental Managers to assist with the smooth running of these vital departments.

This will be a challenging and exciting role; the successful applicant will gain exposure to a variety of duties throughout the whole business. Key daily/weekly responsibilities will include:

  • To work with the Planning Manager to ensure Production has all the information it needs.
  • To provide a timely first response to emails and telephone enquiries on Planning.
  • Monitor and create Excel spread sheets to assist Production with Planning.
  • Develop a core understanding of Production Operations and how to apply them to your role.

To ensure you have an in depth understanding of the company and its core functions there may be opportunities to visit other aspects of the Business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Excellent Numeracy skills.
  • Ability to liaise effectively with personnel at all levels.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as a closely knit team.
  • A passion for talking technical language and making it understandable.
  • A passion for solving tough problems and proposing solutions.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office – Word, Google Mail, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own workload utilising good time management and organisational skills to meet sometimes tight deadlines.

Personal qualities


  • Willingness to learn and develop own skills.
  • Patience grace and a sense of humour.
  • Drive and desire to succeed and excel throughout the Apprenticeship.
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Professional, flexible and adaptable approach to work.
  • Motivated to continually improve work practices and procedures.

Qualifications required


  • Good general standard of education. 4 GCSE’s A-C grades (or equivalent).
  • Must be willing to undertake and successfully complete a Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship within the 12 month contract of employment.

Future prospects

We take continuous professional development seriously and we are committed to ensure each individual performs at their best and develops their potential for future roles. A successful candidate can expect potential future employment upon completion of this Apprenticeship. This Apprenticeship provides an excellent opportunity for a committed, hardworking and enthusiastic individual and effectively could provide the foundations of a long term career within the organisation.

Things to consider

This is a demanding job role. It will take commitment and you must be motivated to achieve the highest standards in the work place. In return for this you will receive extensive training, continued support and a great opportunity of a long term career within the organisation.

About the employer

Banham Poultry Limited is still a family run business, has always been a forward thinking company and usually involved in cutting edge technology with regards to processing. The company manage and operates a group of rearing farms providing first class laying flocks that provide our own hatchery with first class eggs for setting and hatching, ensuring the best quality control when placing chicks in our broiler farms. All elements of the agricultural process are audited to ACP standards and conform to many retail protocols. The company runs its own transport department covering live transport, chilled and frozen distribution. Our distribution reaches every corner of the UK, and we also operate with third party companies in a strong export market. Processing takes place at our Attleborough plant (about 12 miles south of Norwich). The plant maintains high standards and is continually verified with constant auditing by the Meat Hygiene Service, and consistently achieves the highest grade within the criteria of EFSIS auditing “Category A for Slaughter and Cutting”. We are the biggest employer in the mid Norfolk constituency and we produce the best quality chicken anywhere to be found. Our customers and consumers alike are very happy with our products and we love providing the nation with its most popular and least expensive meat protein especially in these economically trying times. With a turnover of approximately £100m per year and sales of 950,000 chickens per week we represent an important business in many respects.


Banham Poultry Ltd


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Training provider

The twelve month work based Apprenticeship will include the following training:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration.
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Functional Skills Maths.
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Functional Skills English.
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Functional Skills ICT.
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills Workbook.
  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities Workbook.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Poultec Training Ltd


Ben Gaskins

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017