Food Manufacturing Apprentice Martyn Fishwick

The company are actively seeking to recruit a Food Manufacturing Apprentice to join the production team in the preparation of quality fruit pots and baskets plus other unique and bespoke products.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shift work 8.30am- 3.00pm alternating Sun to Thursday or Mon. to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an excellent opportunity to be trained by the experienced business owner of this young and established business  that manufactures unique and bespoke quality fruit pots, hampers, strawberry towers, fruit baskets and many more varied products for both the domestic and corporate market.  You will be working as part of the production team and involved in all aspects of the food production process. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys working with food for a very reputable and expanding business.

You will be cutting and preparing fruits, preparing fruit pots/baskets, labelling produce, preparing orders for dispatch to wholesalers and customers. The successful candidate will learn and assist with the following procedures -

  • Adhere to food hygiene standards
  • Cutting and preparing fruit
  • Control weighing
  • Storage and picking ingredients
  • Picking and packing for orders
  • Placing goods in designated areas
  • Maintain product quality
  • Cleaning down work areas

This is a very varied role and the successful candidates will become competent in all aspects of the kitchen food production service.

Shift work 8.30am- 3.00pm alternating Sun to Thursday or Mon. to Friday. Total 30 hrs per week.

£ 105.00 plus £10.00 attendance bonus per week.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good agility and can work at speed once trained
  • Good practical ability
  • Keen interest in the role
  • Enjoys working as part of a team
  • Hardworking
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Well organised
  • Attention to detail
  • Good timekeeping skills and attendance

Personal qualities

  • A presentable young person with a desire to learn new skills
  • Hardworking
  • Able to follow instructions - written and verbal
  • Keen to learn and develop both skills and knowledge
  • Willing to stay and put in extra work to finish specific deadlines
  • Positive attitude to work and personal development.

Qualifications required

Not essential although basic Maths and English ability is required.


Future prospects

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Please note, a direct approach to this employer will result in the application being disqualified. All applications for this vacancy must be through The Skills Company. Please see the link below to Travel line so that you can get an idea of how long it may take you to travel to work. This advert may close early if a suitable candidate is found before the advertised close date is reached. Our Ref: 28795 Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. 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

The fruit factory is a newly established having just completed a very successful years trading. The business owner Martyn Fishwick has extensive knowledge of his market, having spent 15+ in the industry working for market leaders. Martyn has a strong passion to expand his business and will!!


Martyn Fishwick


Unit 11

Evans Business Centre

Dane Street


OL12 6XB

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Training provider

  • Full apprenticeship training provided
  • Working towards an Intermediate Level Apprenticeship gaining an NVQ Level 2 qualification in Food Manufacturing.
  • Functional Skills if required

Apprenticeship framework

Food and Drink

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills Solutions Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Recruitment for this vacancy is being handled by our chosen training provider, The Skills Company. You will need to follow the link to their website where you’ll find a short application form via the apply button. If you are already registered with The Skills Company please contact them on 0161 233 2656 or to express your interest in this role. Please note that you will be required to attend an interview / assessment with The Skills Company before you can be considered for this role.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Aug 2017