Apprentice Dairy Technologist MULLER UK & IRELAND GROUP LLP

Müller UK and Ireland are now recruiting Level 5 Apprenticeship Dairy Technologists across both their Yoghurt and Desserts and Milk and Ingredients sites! This programme covers all aspects of dairy technology including practical craft skills, key science principles associated with dairy.

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

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Closing date: 07 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages to be discussed at interview stage.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Shifts to be discussed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This 3-year Apprenticeship will prepare you to become a top-class Müller professional for their Technical, Continuous Improvement, Production, Process and Quality teams. And they'll provide the right environment for you to take on a variety of tasks. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Clean-in-Place and Chemical Technology
  • Principles of Dairy Chemistry
  • Principles of Dairy Microbiology
  • Dairy Workplace Practices
  • Principles of Food and Dairy Safety
  • Milk and Dairy Derivatives as Raw Materials
  • Quality Assurance in the Food Industry
  • Innovation in the Dairy Industry
  • Principles of Continuous Improvement
  • Dairy Process Engineering

The learning won’t stop there though. It’s a life’s journey, a career, a passion! Further development and training opportunities are available for those who want to pursue these!

You will receive your training through distance learning modules and on-site at the training provider’s facility. The remaining time will be spent putting the know-how to practice and good use in the business - all helped and nurtured by workplace mentors. You will also complete 3-month placements in rotation, throughout the company to help you develop as you learn.

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

At the end of the Apprenticeship programme, you will gain the following qualifications:

  • Level 5 Apprenticeship AND a Foundation Degree in Dairy Technology
  • Level 3 Food Safety
  • Level 3 HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)
  • Level 3 Health and Safety

You will do your apprenticeship with Reaseheath College, full-time Distance Learning with 4 x 2-week practical’s on UCR campus.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Investing in Dairy Technologist Apprentices is crucial to the future success of Müller. You’ll receive the highest standard of training, working alongside their champions in the field. As well as guidance that truly embraces your talent, so you can enjoy a purpose-driven career. You will achieve the Level 5 Dairy Technologist Apprenticeship, which will progress you onto being a full-time colleague of Muller. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 4 / C and above) Desired

About the employer

Müller Milk & Ingredients aims to be the partner of choice for its customers and produces branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter, milk powder, flavoured milk and many more products. It boasts a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country. Müller Yogurt & Desserts is the UK’s leading yogurt manufacturer which aims to create millions more Müller moments for its consumers. It is responsible for major brands like Müller Corner, Müllerlight, Müller Bliss, Müller Rice, FRijj and Müller Kefir Smoothie and produces chilled desserts under licence from Mondelez International. It also supplies the UK private label yogurt market from a dedicated, state of the art yogurt facility. Technologists are at the heart of Müller’s operation with a ‘finger on the pulse’ of key manufacturing points. You’ll find genuine team spirit and a culture where each person is truly prized. Müller is a place where you can achieve your ambitions within a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment. Join their passionate people as they continue to grow, improve, and make today even better than yesterday.




Manchester Dairy

Lake Road

Trafford Park

M17 1TU

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Dairy technologist

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 07 Apr 2023