Premier Foods Plc

Apprentice Food Operator - Advanced (Level 3)

Premier Foods Plc (Employer)

Valkyrie Support Services Ltd (Training Provider)

Annual wage £15,713.00
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, full-time 2-week shift rotation ‘Earlies’ (06:00-14:00) and ‘Lates’ (14:00-22:00) Total hours per week: 37.5 and additional flex hours during peak times
30 months (duration)
22 August 2022(start date)
Food and drink technical operator (apprenticeship standard)
6 positions available
30 June 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Fantastic opportunities to develop successful careers in fast-paced food manufacturing. Technical Operators run production lines performing routine maintenance and engineering tasks to support the engineering team. They are at the front line producing branded foods including Batchelor’s Cup-a-Soup, Bisto and Angel Delight to quality standards.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Broad exposure to different areas of food manufacturing including:

Understanding and application of safety/quality procedures
Completing running checks, fault-finding and fulfilling basic maintenance working with the team and engineers
Maintaining good housekeeping 
Ensuring the successful running of the production to meet targets, updating boards and completing handover documents as well as putting ideas forward for improvement
Working as part of a team to achieve maximum efficiencies 


What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Studying towards Level 3 Food and Drink Technical Operator Apprenticeship Standard which includes the Diploma in Food & Drink Operations, a Level 2 Certificate in Engineering, as well as supporting training and qualifications to enable you to carry out the role of Technical Operator for Premier Foods.  All learning is work-based with the training provider delivering training and assessment on site.



What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

It is envisaged that the candidates could carry on to roles as permanent Technical Operators on shift with us depending on successful completion of the apprenticeship and other relevant performance indicators

Reality Check

This is a busy working environment where using a wide range of skills is essential. The role is based in a factory where hygiene and food standards are of paramount importance. There is a requirement to operate machinery and understand basic mechanics. Must be able to work within a small team.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Practical Skills, Inquisitive approach, Interpersonal skills

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English/ maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C) Desired
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