Technical Degree Apprenticeship - West Drayton GREENCORE FOODS LIMITED

The Greencore Degree Apprenticeship Programme is designed to help you reach your potential and build a rewarding career in food. Our Degree Apprenticeship provides a blend of on and off the job learning, exposure and education so that you can develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to kickstart your career.

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

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    Competitive

    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Our operation is 24/7 so you will be required to work shifts. These will vary depending on site and could include early starts from 5am, rotating night shifts and weekends. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    28 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000223266

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Greencore Degree Apprenticeship Programme is designed to help you reach your potential and build a rewarding career in food.

In partnership with Nottingham Trent University, this 4-year apprenticeship programme will align your studies to real work to become an integral part of our site Technical team. You will complete a Food Industry Technical Professional Degree apprenticeship and finish the programme with a BSc Hons in Food Science & Technology.

Based at one of our manufacturing sites, our Degree Apprenticeship provides a blend of on and off the job learning, exposure, experience, and education so that you can develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to kickstart your career in the food industry. Our Technical teams protect our customers and colleagues through promoting high standards and developing innovative techniques to ensure food quality and meeting of food safety objectives.

Your role will involve ensuring that our products meet the high standards our customers expect of us, by ensuring we meet quality, safety and legal requirements within our factories. At the end of the programme, you will transition into a Technical Management role that is supports your future career goals of becoming a technical professional within the food industry.

In your Food Industry Technical Professional Degree apprenticeship, you will learn about food chemistry, sustainable food production, raw materials, microbiology of food and how to apply this knowledge to your day job.

This includes:

  • Obtaining Certification information for raw materials such as Certificates of Analysis

Quality management system work:

  • Obtaining photos of relevant locations
  • Walking through draft procedures in conjunction with relevant disciplines to understand if they were clear and accurate

Other routine Quality Assurance tasks:

  • Collection of samples – raw materials & finished products
  • Taking swabs – hand, hygiene, and listeria
  • Investigating customer complaints

The training you will be getting

  • In partnership with Nottingham Trent University, this 4-year apprenticeship programme will align your studies to real work to become an integral part of our site Technical team
  • You will complete a Food Industry Technical Professional Degree apprenticeship and finish the programme with a BSc Hons in Food Science & Technology

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

At the end of the programme, you will transition into a Technical Management role that is supports your future career goals of becoming a technical professional within the food industry.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Ambitious, Motivated, Resilient

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English language and maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A Levels (Grade BBB) Essential

About the employer

We’re more than just a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK; we’re on a mission to make every day taste better for consumers across the country. We supply major supermarkets, convenience stores, travel retail outlets and more with a wide range of food products (from sandwiches, sushi and ready meals to chilled soups and frozen Yorkshire Puddings). In FY22 we manufactured 795m sandwiches and other food to go products, 127m chilled prepared meals, 249m bottles of cooking sauces, pickles, and condiments and 47m of chilled soups and sauces. We carry out more than 10,600 direct to store deliveries each day. We have 16 world-class manufacturing and 18 distribution centres in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. We generated revenues of £1.7bn in FY22 and employ more than 14,000 people. Our industry is dynamic and innovative, presenting unique financial challenges that demand exceptional skills in accounting, planning, and forecasting. We're dedicated to nurturing skilled financial professionals who can meet the demands of our fast-paced business and become our future leaders. We’re looking for our next generation of graduates to develop and grow a finance career with Greencore. You will provide financial support to our many sites while developing your skills in key aspects of the finance function. You will have the opportunity to gain experience across several locations and become a multi-skilled finance professional, with experience in a breadth of environments.

Employer

GREENCORE FOODS LIMITED

Address

Greencore UK – Heathrow

366 Stockley Close

West Drayton

UB7 9BL

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY

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

Food industry technical professional (integrated 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: 29 Feb 2024