Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (Operations) SAMWORTH BROTHERS LIMITED

Would you like to see a product on a supermarket shelf and think that you played an important role in getting it there? Are you passionate about providing quality food that is delicious, innovative and healthy for consumers? This is an opportunity to take responsibility for long-term organisational success, managing people, projects and operations.

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

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Closing date: 07 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Do you enjoy working in a high-energy team? Take pride in high standards? And feel satisfied when you smash today’s targets? Then this opportunity could be for you.

Here at Samworth Brothers we are proud to offer our Higher-Level Apprenticeship Scheme (HLA) to give you a great springboard to start your career in the food industry. In 2018, we saw that by creating this scheme we could support ambitious people to gain a degree alongside real-world work experience at the same time, and our business would benefit from the energy and fresh thinking that an under-graduate could contribute. So far, we’ve seen fantastic results and we’re now recruiting for our 2023 intake.

This opportunity could be your first step in a career within the food industry which has so many possibilities! We have 2 positions available for 2023 within our Operations job family.

The role includes:

  • Taking our developed products through the supply chain of planning, production and delivery to our customers.
  • Working collaboratively across a number of functions.
  • Building your stakeholder management to deliver high-quality finished goods to order for our key customers.

During your programme you have 3 x 1-year placements within different teams.

Your degree studies are centred on a Chartered Manager degree through our academic partner Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). You may know that SHU is a National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering, featuring in the 2020 Good University Guide for teaching quality, and currently rated 80% for student satisfaction. A number of our existing group colleagues are alumni and as we have been working in partnership with the university for a number of years, so we are confident that you will receive high quality education and will be well supported.

The training you will be getting

  • You attend Sheffield Hallam University on block release for 4 days at a time, 5 times a year
  • The degree award is BA (Hons) Professional Practice in Management

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • We offer our apprentices a permanent contract of employment from the start so that you can be sure that we are fully invested in your success

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative


A Level or equivalent Any subject (Grade BBC / Distinction Merit Merit) Essential

Things to consider

Are you the Right Person? We want your enthusiasm and passion for food to shine through. You will also need to be motivated and organised to be able to study whilst working. You need commitment to building great relationships, and pride in quality and safety. You will need a flexible approach to work and working hours. As placements could be at any of our business locations, the flexibility to relocate is key and we will provide you with relocation support.

About the employer

We are a 21st century food business creating high quality food products enjoyed by millions of people across the UK every day. We have grown to employ over 10,000 people across our 19 businesses based mainly in Leicestershire but also with sites spread across the UK including Cornwall, Gloucester, Aylesbury, London, and Manchester. You will know some of our own branded products such as Soreen and Ginsters, but we also make products for major UK food retailers. As a company our core values are People, Quality and Profit and these three are the foundations of everything that we do. We are conscious of our impact on the environment and also our responsibilities to local communities, so we go far beyond what we need to do to get involved in supporting local charities, employability schemes and national awareness campaigns.




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Training provider


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

Chartered manager (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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.

Apply now

Closing date: 07 Jan 2024