Food Technology Advanced Apprentice BAKKAVOR GROUP PLC

If you are a methodical thinker interested in learning the customer, safety, quality and legislative standards necessary for successful, large scale, food manufacturing and you want the sense of pride in knowing you have helped to ensure our food is of the highest quality, then our Advanced Apprenticeship in food technology is ideal for you.

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

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Closing date: 18 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Increasing to £21,000 in Year 2

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday: 08:30 to 17:00 (breaks to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

A career in Food Technology at Bakkavor means feeling a sense of pride in knowing that you have ensured the food on consumers’ plates is safe to eat.

  • You will be given the chance to work alongside many different departments to see how a kitchen concept is made ‘real’ and manage the process through to see a product hit the retailer shelves
  • You will learn about areas such as process design and food science in the context of food safety legislation and quality standards
  • This technical role focuses on the key business areas of food safety and product quality and will involve working alongside other departments to ensure that all manufacturing is done correctly, safely and to a high standard of quality
  • By the end of your programme, you will be able to utilise your food science knowledge to ensure the smooth transition of food products from factory to fork ensuring that technical and quality standards are achieved whilst maximising profitability to meet customer requirements

The training you will be getting

  • You will complete a Level 3 Food Technologist Qualification
  • This will be complemented by internal training delivered by your site as well as team building and soft skills training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • At the end of your programme, if you have successfully completed your apprenticeship and achieved the performance targets, we have set for you, you are guaranteed a role with us
  • Future career aspirations could include Senior Process Technologist, Quality Manager and Technical Manager to name a few

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


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

About the employer

We're the biggest name you've never heard of! You've probably eaten our food - you just didn't realise it. As global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. We're ambitious, We're full of ideas and we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality food to join us. Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts, and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy, and convenient food. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London, and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.




Bakkavor Meals Sutton Bridge

Langley Park, Chalk Lane

Sutton Bridge

PE12 9YF

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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

Food technologist

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 18 Apr 2024