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Food & Drink Process Operator Apprentice GINGERBEARD'S PRESERVES LTD

As a food and drink process operator apprentice, you will be involved in all aspects of the production of over 70 different products. You will be also required to record information either paper-based or electronically. You will be involved in the packing and distribution side of the business from time to time.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    30 hours/week (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm). Flexibility on shift pattern.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As we have been steadily bringing in new retailers, we are now looking for an apprentice to help us meet our demand efficiently and consistently.

As an apprentice, you will be supported by the college to learn about food safety regulations, standard operating procedures, health and safety regulations and procedures, environmental and sustainability regulations and procedures. You will then be able to apply what you have learnt in the workplace. 

  • Follow food production standard operating procedures
  • Support with the production of a range of preserves, sauces, condiments and jams
  • Be involved in all aspect of manufacturing from preparing raw ingredients to bottling, capping and labelling the finished product
  • Clean tools, equipment and lines
  • Comply with food safety regulations and procedures
  • Record traceability information

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

  • L2 Food and Drink Processing Operator - Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Functional Skills Level 1 and/or 2 in English and maths as required (exemptions apply)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Opportunity to progress qualifications within the sector.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 to 2 (A* to E)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 to 2 (A* to E)) Desired

Things to consider

• A passion for local food, drink and cooking is a bonus!

About the employer

GingerBeard’s Preserves was founded in a one-bed basement flat in Montpellier, Bristol in 2014. Our mission is to bring awesome-tasting preserves and sauces to the people of Bristol and beyond. We are a small batch and independent, now producing around 60,000 units a year, by hand, in our unit in Kingswood, Bristol. We supply around 100 retailers in the South West and beyond as well as attending markets and food festivals on weekends.




Unit 8, Station Road Workshops

Station Road


BS15 4PJ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Food and drink process operator

Level 2 (GCSE)

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