Operations Apprentice MARS CHOCOLATE UK LIMITED

As part of our Mars Wrigley team in Slough. you will take part in fantastic training courses and team building events, whilst tackling real challenges and taking on real responsibility. As a Mars Apprentice you will gain a professional qualification, as well as on the job experience.

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

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,000.00

    Salary £18,000 rising on completion of each academic year + annual bonus + benefits.

  • Working week

    Shift work to be agreed

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000224692

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

With strong mentorship and coaching from our experienced Operations Associates you will be:

  • Developing leadership skills to enable you to lead a team to achieve results
  • Learning how to operate, diagnose faults, repair, and maintain our equipment
  • Working across both process and wrapping areas of our factory.
  • Applying all relevant Mars quality and safety systems to ensure the safety of people and products is maintained

The training you will be getting

  • Food and Drink Technical Operator Apprenticeship Standard (Level 3)
  • FDQ Level 3 Dip in Food & Drink Operations

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On successful completion of the Operations Apprenticeship, you will have demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to take ownership and accountability for several machines, processes or pieces of equipment and carry out complex operational tasks, enabling you to coordinate a team of operational Associates to achieve line KPIs and take the lead in repairing mechanical breakdowns
  • You will also have technical lab skills such as chemical analysis and food safety

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent GCSE's inc English & maths (Grade 9 to 4 (A* to C)) Desired

Things to consider

You’ll need to be a great team player and communicator, with the motivation to get results and a positive mindset. Able to travel to our Slough site.

About the employer

Mars have been a global company, and family-owned business for over a century. For generations, you and your family — including the four-legged members — have loved our brands, products and services. Some of our most loved products include M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, ORBIT®, SKITTLES®, PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, Ben’s Original™, and Dolmio®.

Employer

MARS CHOCOLATE UK LIMITED

Address

3d Dundee Road

Slough

Berkshire

SL1 4LG

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Training

Training provider

BRIDGWATER AND TAUNTON COLLEGE

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 and drink technical operator

Level 3 (A level)

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

We are keen for all applicants to demonstrate their full potential. If you require any support or adjustments during the recruitment process for any reason, including those related to a disability please contact us at apprenticesupport@effem.com. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Feb 2024