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Apprentice Dairy Technologist Muller Dairy Uk Ltd

We are recruiting for our next intake of apprentices based across our Shropshire sites. Apprenticeships are one of the best training routes that support the development of technical knowledge and practical experience required in industry. You will be covering all aspects of dairy from development, production through to the finished product.

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

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Working week is Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

In this role the key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop, produce and control the production of raw materials into finished products
  • Operate Manufacturing machinery and manage process, filling/packing and cleaning plant operations in accordance to laid down procedures
  • Use all equipment or substances in accordance with training or instruction
  • Prompt fault finding and timely corrective action or escalation
  • Strive to achieve the highest quality product, highlighting any concerns
  • Ensure the products and volumes are in accordance with specifications and targets by monitoring and adjusting process and equipment settings
  • Monitor waste levels
  • Be involved in continuous improvement, project management, tests and trial activities
  • Interpret and process data to adjust process parameters in order to achieve product specifications

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate good team working skills

Personal qualities

  • A desire to learn with great passion for the dairy industry
  • Great attention to detail
  • The ability to analyse problems and suggest improvements/solutions
  • Demonstrates a self-motivated and proactive approach to work and studies
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/5 or above (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science.

1 A-level or equivalent qualifications or dairy industry experience.

Future prospects

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, we would hope to progress our apprentices into full time employment with us.

Things to consider

This role will include residential release to college (based in Cheshire) to complete some elements of your training; therefore applicants must be prepared to live away from home during the residential element at college. Accommodation and a food allowance are provided to support you during your time spent at college.

Successful applicants will need to be flexible as the role will be based at one of our Shropshire sites when you are not at college. Candidates will need to be prepared to work across our Market Drayton, Minsterley and Telford sites to gain skills across different areas of the business. You will initially be based at one site and rotated across other sites.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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About the employer

Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller. It employs around 12,000 people in a business which comprises two distinct business units: Müller Milk & Ingredients and Müller Yogurt & Desserts.

Based in Market Drayton, Müller Yogurt & Desserts is the UK's leading yogurt manufacturer, responsible for major brands such as Müller Corner, Müllerlight and Müller Rice. It also produces, at production facilities in Minsterley near Shrewsbury, chilled desserts under licence from Mondelez International. Müller Yogurt & Desserts also supplies the UK private label yogurt market from a state of the art yogurt facility in Telford, Shropshire.

Müller Milk & Ingredients aims to be the biggest and best fresh milk and ingredients business with a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country, producing skimmed, semi-skimmed, whole, flavoured milk and brands including FRijj. It also has the capacity to produce salted, unsalted and lactic butter each year for both the domestic and international markets, and operates the milk&more doorstep delivery service.

The acquisition of Dairy Crest's dairy operations in December 2015 marked a milestone in Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller's global growth strategy and in particular its aspiration to place much more emphasis on end to end supply chain innovation, adding value to the UK dairy category.


Muller Dairy Uk Ltd


Tern Valley Business Park



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Reaseheath College

Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship provider for this Level 5 apprenticeship. The employer will give guidance and support throughout. 

  • Foundation Degree in Dairy Technology at level 5
  • Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 3
  • Award in Food Safety Supervision and HACCP Management at level 3

Apprenticeship standard

Advanced dairy technologist

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Jun 2022