• 02/09/2024
  • £19,500 (Salary increases to £22,500 for Year 2)
  • Apprenticeship - Higher apprenticeship: level 4
  • West Marsh Road, Spalding, PE11 2BB, United Kingdom
Higher Supply Chain Apprentice - Job Ref: Higher Supply Chain Apprentice

If you love working as part of a team, have a passion for analysis, an eye for detail and want the chance to help us innovate our supply chain then this is the apprenticeship for you. We are the UK’s leading fresh food provider and we are looking for people who want to build a lasting career with us.

What will the apprentice be doing?

At Bakkavor, production never stops, we need to plan, manufacture and deliver onto shelves as quickly as possible so our customers are never disappointed, and our Supply Chain is a crucial part of this. 

You will learn how to undertake and direct production activities and operations and deliver against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

You will learn how to effectively lead and manage large teams as well as providing technical/specialist input and direction to your own team and to others.

You will eventually have responsibility for determining and managing budgets and resources.

You will work closely with other areas of the business such as Manufacturing, Development, Finance and Procurement so will require good communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

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

You can expect to attain a Level 4 Process Leader apprenticeship standard. (Higher National Certificate)

You will attend the National Centre for Food Manufacturing for 3 x 1 week blocks each academic year for module workshops and will get the opportunity to put this hands-on learning into action when you return to your workplace.

You will also take part in a soft skills development programme.

What is the expected career progression after this 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 permanent role with us.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team working
  • Initiative


  • GCSE or equivalent in English and maths + three others (Grade 9 – 5 or A*- C) essential
  • A Level or equivalent in any subject: 3 A Levels (Grade A*- C) essential





Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Process leader
Level 4 (Higher national certificate)

Working week

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

Total hours per week: 37.5

Expected duration

2 years

Employer's application instructions

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

Job Ref: Higher Supply Chain Apprentice

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