Quality Control Technician Apprentice

Evolution Foods Ltd

To carry out routine checks within the business to ensure the safety, quality and legality of all food products packed. This will include all aspects of the checks from intake to despatch.

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Closing date: 14 Jul 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Working week

Start time: 7.30am Finish time: 4.30pm There are two half hour unpaid breaks, one at 10am and one at 1pm

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

31 Jul 2017

Date posted

23 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



2 available

This apprenticeship will involve the apprentice learning about the following aspects related to the role of a Quality Technician.

To carry out routine checks within the business to ensure the safety, quality and legality of all food products packed. This will include:

  • All aspects of the checks from intake to despatch
  • An opportunity to be involved in the development process for new products and appreciation of the requirements of other departments
  • To work within the quality department in a production environment
  • Carry out key quality checks

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication & organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving
  • Excellence written and verbal skills

Personal qualities

  • Resilience
  • Decisiveness
  • Team player

Qualifications required

To apply for this post the candidate will need to have at least 5 GCSE’s or equivalents grades A*-E with an interest in food/science.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship there will be the opportunity for a full time role with the company.

Things to consider

The starting wage is £3.50 per hour for 8 weeks probationary period (this is the standard company probationary period), rising to minimum wage based on age. Telford College are managing this vacancy on behalf of this company. As part of the screening process of applications you may be contacted by Telford College and invited in for a face to face interview as part of our screening process. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From 1st April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates Travelling to work: Bus routes: http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/timetables-search/?pg=1&pgsize=10®ion=22534&q=telford&lat=52.678419&lng=-2.445257999999967 Car Share Shropshire and Telford: http://carshareshropshireandtelford.co.uk/x.jsp?ano=0 Wheels to Work: http://www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk/services/individuals/wheels-to-work

About the employer

A food packer of dried ambient products including: nuts, dried fruits, seeds, grain, confectionery, snacks. Certified to BRC and packing over 50 million packs a year we supply many of the major supermarkets.


Evolution Foods Ltd


Unit 11-14

Hortonwood 32



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Training provider

As part of the apprenticeship the candidate will be working towards a workplace training plan within their organisation as well as working towards the apprenticeship framework components with Telford College. The candidate will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Certificate in Food Industry Skills (QCF) level 2
  • Functional Skills in Maths & English at level 1 or 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Food and Drink

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Telford College of Arts & Technology


The Apprentice Team 01952 642452 apprentices@tcat.ac.uk

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Closing date: 14 Jul 2017