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Advanced Food Process Operator Apprentice MOY PARK LIMITED

This apprenticeship programme is aimed at people looking to develop into working as a machine minder, process control or key skills positions. The apprenticeship develops individual capability to make a real progressive and technical contribution to the organisation covering a wide range of skills all relevant to food production.

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    10.65 per hour

  • Working week

    40 HPW Alternating shift pattern (Rotation) Monday to Friday (WK1 06.00-14.00, WK2 14.00-22.00) Sunday-Thursday (14.00-22.00) This may be different for under 18 year olds.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be a vital member of the production team in either the role of a Machine minder or a process controller.

As a Machine Minder you will  work as a member of a team of operatives.

You will be responsible for the Set Up and effective operation of the process machinery to achieve production targets and quality standards.

As a Process Controller your role will be to monitor and assess the production process of our products within required product and customer spec and tight deadlines.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

All apprentices will complete their training in their workplace & will be allocated time off the job to ensure they are able to learn & develop in line with the apprenticeship programme.

The successful candidate will complete a Level 3 Food and Drink Technical Operator Advanced Apprenticeship, as well as Maths and English functional skills where required. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Your learning will not end with this Apprenticeship. Upon completion we will discuss opportunities to grow on the next level of apprenticeship programme or help you to develop in other ways by accessing some of our internal development programmes & learning resources which can lead you to anywhere you aspire to reach!

Successful Level 3 apprentices have moved on to careers in Continuous Improvement, Production Supervision and Management, Engineering Maintenance and Food Technical/Quality.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Passionate, Confident, Enthusiastic


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

Annual Leave 25 days 2 breaks per shift Working in the food industry is often a cold environment

About the employer

Moy Park is one of the UK’s top 15 food companies, Northern Ireland’s largest private sector business with over 12,000 employees and is one of Europe’s leading poultry producers. With 12 processing and manufacturing units in Northern Ireland, England, France and the Netherlands, the company processes over 300 million birds per year, in addition to producing around 200,000 tons of prepared foods per year.




Gonerby Road, Gonerby Hill Foot


NG31 8HX

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Training provider



Emma Humphreys

01889 566263

Apprenticeship standard

Food and drink technical operator

Level 3 (A level)

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