IT Higher Apprenticeship BAKKAVOR GROUP PLC

This apprenticeship will allow you to develop and enhance your technical skills, ensuring you have the grounding needed to start your career in IT with Bakkavor. You will install, configure, and test appropriate network components or devices.

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 £19,500 in Year 2

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, working hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Producing thousands of fresh, innovative, and exciting products for the shelves of supermarkets is a team effort at Bakkavor. To ensure that our food production sites can focus on creating super-duper dips, palate-pleasing pizzas and downright-delicious desserts, the IT Team works hard to ensure technology systems, platforms and networks are secure and available to allow the business to operate. Your tasks could include:

  • Install, configure, and test appropriate network components or devices securely to well-defined specifications whether physical or virtual
  • Acquire and analyse network performance data to monitor network activity
  • Optimise and maintain the performance of network systems or services in line with well-defined specification whether physical or virtual
  • Investigate and problem solve to address technical performance issues in networks to return the network to successful operation and escalate as necessary
  • Undertake upgrades to a network including physical or virtual systems
  • Ensure all network engineering activity complies with organisational policies, technical standards, Health and Safety legislation, data security requirements, professional ethics, privacy, and confidentiality
  • Deliver and manage a high-quality service under pressure

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

According to which team you join, you can expect to attain either:  

The Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist apprenticeship standard or the Level 4 Network Engineer apprenticeship standard.

With a real job from day one, you’ll make a genuine contribution to the business's delivery.

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.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English + 3 others (Grade A* - C or 9 - 5) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A Levels in any subject: (Grade A*- D) Desired

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.




Bakkavor Meals

West Marsh Road


PE11 2BB

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Network engineer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Apr 2023