Supply Chain Advanced Apprentice (Supply Chain Practitioner) BAKKAVOR GROUP PLC

Supply Chain is at the heart of every business and effective and dynamic supply chains are particularly important in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors like ours. If you love working as part of a team, have a passion for analysis and an eye for detail then this is the apprenticeship for you. Organising and coordinating a network of interconnected businesses in the provision of goods and services to the end customer.

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

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Closing date: 23 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Increasing to £18,000 in Year 2

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

At Bakkavor, production never stops, we need to plan, manufacture and deliver onto shelves as quickly as possible, and our Supply Chain is a crucial part of this. Our Supply Chain Apprentices will receive hands-on training in our end to end supply chain process.

  • You will learn how to prioritise the flow of products and solve day to day problems.
  • You will learn how to use continuous improvement techniques to improve performance in the FMCG supply chain.
  • You will learn about stock control and logistics.
  • You will work closely with other areas of the business such as Manufacturing, Development, Finance and Procurement so require good communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

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

You can expect to attain a Level 3 Supply Chain Practitioner standard.

You will also attain a Level 3 Diploma relating to Transport and Logistics alongside this programme.

Training will be Block release in Year 1 and Day release in further years.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • At the end of your programme, if you have successfully completed your apprenticeship and achieved the performance targets we have set for you, you are guaranteed a permanent role with us.
  • FMCG Supply Chain Practitioners could progress to management or specialist roles within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent in English and maths + three others (Grade 9 – 4 or A*- C) Essential

About the employer

We're the biggest name you've never heard of! You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas and we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality food to join us. Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts, and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy, and convenient food. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.




Crewe Hall Enterprise Park

Weston Road




Donna Finney

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain practitioner (fast moving consumer good) (previously Operator Manager)

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Apr 2023