Muller Dairy UK Ltd

Apprentice Dairy Technologist - - Foundation Degree (Level 5)

Muller Dairy UK Ltd (Employer)

Reaseheath College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £16,000.00
40.0 hours per week Working week can vary dependent on department. This will be discussed more at interview stage but typically an apprentice will work 5 days over 7 on a shift rota pattern. Shifts TBC by employer.
36 months (duration)
12 September 2022(start date)
Advanced dairy technologist (apprenticeship standard)
12 June 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are recruiting for our next intake of apprentices based at our Severnside Site. Apprenticeships are one of the best training routes that support the development of technical knowledge and practical experience required in industry. You will be covering all aspects of dairy from development, production through to the finished product.


In this role the key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop, produce and control the production of raw materials into finished products
  • Operate Manufacturing machinery and manage process, filling/packing and cleaning plant operations in accordance to laid down procedures
  • Use all equipment or substances in accordance with training or instruction
  • Prompt fault finding and timely corrective action or escalation
  • Strive to achieve the highest quality product, highlighting any concerns
  • Ensure the products and volumes are in accordance with specifications and targets by monitoring and adjusting process and equipment settings
  • Monitor waste levels
  • Be involved in continuous improvement, project management, tests and trial activities
  • Interpret and process data to make adjustments to process parameters in order to achieve product specifications

Future Prospects

  • On completion of the apprenticeship we would  hope to progress our apprentices into full time employment with us

Reality Check

This role will include residential release to college (based in Cheshire) to complete some elements of your training; therefore applicants must be prepared to live away from home during the residential element at college. Accommodation and a food allowance is provided to support you during your time spent at college.

Skills Required

  • The ability to analyse problems and suggest improvements/solutions
  • Demonstrates a self-motivated and proactive approach to work and studies
  • Able to demonstrate good team working skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Qualities Required

  • A desire to learn with great passion for the dairy industry
  • Great attention to detail

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE English, maths (Higher) and Science at grade C (level 5) or equivalents
  • 1 A-level or equivalent qualifications or dairy industry experience

Training Provided

Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship provider for this Level 5 apprenticeship. The employer will give guidance and support throughout. 

  • Foundation Degree in Dairy Technology at level 5
  • Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 3
  • Award in Food Safety Supervision and HACCP Management at level 3
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