Mars Chocolate UK Holdings Ltd

Manufacturing Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Mars Chocolate UK Holdings Ltd (Employer)

Valkyrie Support Services Ltd (Training Provider)

Annual wage £17,100.00
37.5 hours per week You'll be required to work shifts in this role (including night shifts), so due to Health and Safety requirements we require you to be 18+ by the 6th September 2021
36 months (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
2 positions available
8 February 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Joining an apprenticeship with Mars will give you the opportunity to gain amazing experience, learn new skills and earn real money from day one. You’ll be joining a community of like-minded people, including lots of other apprentices and spending time between college and one of our UK sites.


What would be your key responsibilities?

The Plymouth Manufacturing apprenticeship is a 3-year programme designed to give real hands on experience. You will also receive mentorship and coaching from experienced operations associates, as well as many development opportunities to ensure you reach your potential.

Working alongside our Operations teams you will be;

  • Developing leadership skills to enable you to support a team to achieve results
  • Learning how to operate, diagnose faults and repair our equipment
  • Working across process and wrapping areas

On successful completion of the Manufacturing apprenticeship you will move into a Manufacturing Operator role at our Plymouth factory, this will be shift based and see you working as part of a team. The primary role of a Manufacturing Operator at Mars is to demonstrate leadership, ownership and accountability for a number of machines, processes or pieces of equipment and carry out complex operational tasks required on one or more production lines. The Manufacturing Operator will work alongside a small team of operators to achieve line KPIs and take the lead in repairing mechanical breakdowns having a contributory influence over a whole line's performance.

This is an exciting 3-year Apprenticeship, where you will be working towards the L3 Advanced Food Process Operator qualification.

Future Prospects

What can you expect from Mars?

An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including excellent pension.

A weekly chocolate and gum allowance, meaning you can share the smiles with your friends and family.

A company that understands the importance of a work-life balance. 

The chance to take hold of your own career and develop personally and professionally.

Skills Required

  • A demonstrable interest in leadership
  • Communication skills
  • Practical
  • Organised

Qualities Required

  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • The desire to learn
  • Willing and able to travel to our Plymouth site and college

Qualifications Required

5 GCSEs or equivalent including Grade C (4) or above in maths, English, Science and two others

Training Provided

Food and Drink Advanced Process Operator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Food & Drink Operations
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths as required (exemptions apply).
  • The successful candidate will also need to complete a diagnostic assessment, which will help us plan the appropriate support required to meet your individual needs
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