Apprentice Herb Assistant Sandhutton Growers Limited T/A Herbs Unlimited

Apprentice Herb Assistant for a crop grower and processors based in Thrisk. You will undertake your Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative qualification. As part of your position you will be spinning products in the drying machines to ensure excessive water is removed.

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

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Closing date: 13 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 07:00 - 17:00 with 1 hours Lunch

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be working in 3 areas:

Goods In:

  • Assisting Goods In controller to book in all product and items used within the business
  • Checking quality of products upon intake and during storage
  • Producing labels and traceability codes
  • Managing stocks
  • Vacuum cooling
  • Running products to the production lines
  • Continued hygiene of the area
  • Organising waste lines


  • Assisting Dispatch controller in the checking off finished products
  • Collating the products in the dispatch fridge prior to them being loaded onto delivery vans
  • Coordination of Drivers and vans to meet the customer deadlines
  • Label printing for the production teams
  • Checking of temperatures of finished products
  • Checking off the products per customer against the order

Dry Pack Packing operations - Flow Wrap, Bulk Machine, Hand packing and Salad mixing:

  • Weighing of individual herbs and loading them onto the flow wrap or Bulk machine. Creating 35gm bags up to 500gm bags
  • Labelling of products
  • Packing bags into outer cases as per the individual customer orders
  • Making up outer carboard boxes
  • Mixing salad components as per the ingredients list
  • Continued hygiene of the area

Washing - Low care:

  • Preparation of Lettuce and Herbs prior to washing
  • Grading of product for identification of foreign bodies and quality issues
  • Operation of Slicing machine for slicing of herbs as per customer specification
  • Operation of different types of washers
  • Handling of cleaning agents to be added to the washers
  • Ensuring continuity of Traceability

Washing - High care:

  • Packing of products as per customer requirements
  • Labelling of products as per the customer specification.
  • Ensuring good hygiene levels are maintained

The training you will be getting

  • Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • NVQ and functional skills maths and English
  • Work based learning

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A great opportunity to develop your career with an employer who supports continuing professional development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Mon - Fri 7:00am - 17:00pm - 1 hours Lunch - 40 hours per week

About the employer

Herbs Unlimited is a family run business that has been established for over 25 years. We grow and pack a wide range of fresh herbs, salads, and speciality produce for the catering, food service and food processing markets. We grow our produce on our own farm at Sandhutton near Thirsk, as well as import from growers overseas, to ensure 12-month supply of the highest quality We are passionate about sticking to our beliefs and pride ourselves in providing great customer service with flexibility where needed, value for money and being consistently the grower, supplier and processor of choice for quality fresh herbs, specialist salads and niche products.


Sandhutton Growers Limited T/A Herbs Unlimited






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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience




Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain warehouse operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 13 Mar 2024