If your favourite subject is food technology and you are thinking of using your talents within your career, there is a broad range of apprenticeships open to you.
Working in the food service industry will equip you with plenty of essential skills, from good customer service, health and safety, attention to detail, team work and the ability to communicate and problem solve. There are a wide range of careers and locations to explore in this industry, from working as a maritime caterer, to poultry worker on a farm.
Here is a selection of apprenticeships on offer that all have a focus on the subject of food technology at their core:
Abattoir worker: Through strictly controlled handling, you’ll manage animals before and during the slaughtering process. The duration is 16 months and you’ll achieve a level 2 apprenticeship upon completion.
Baker: You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of bakery techniques, making and selling goods such as bread, cakes, pies, pastries and biscuits. The duration is 18 months and you’ll achieve a level 2 apprenticeship upon completion.
Brewer: As a brewer you’ll make beer, either at specific stages of production or in its entirety, from ingredients intake to final packaging. The duration is 18 months and you’ll achieve a level 4 apprenticeship upon completion.
Butcher: As a successful butcher you’ll be able to produce the most cuts to make every carcass profitable. The duration is 18 months and you’ll achieve a level 2 apprenticeship upon completion.
Chef de partie: You’ll manage a small team and run a specific section of a professional kitchen, such as sauces, pastries or fish. The duration is 18 months and you’ll achieve a level 3 apprenticeship upon completion.
Dietitian: Working for the NHS, in hospitals and in the community, you’ll assess, diagnose and monitor the impact of special treatment plans. The duration is 48 months and you’ll achieve a level 6 degree apprenticeship upon completion.
Food and drink engineer: You’ll maintain, manage and install a diverse range of specialist equipment and technology used in the manufacture of food and drink products. The duration is 36 months and you’ll achieve a level 5 apprenticeship upon completion.
Food technologist: Passionate about the food industry, you’ll ensure food and drink products are of the right quality and safe to eat and drink. The duration is 24 months and you’ll achieve a level 3 apprenticeship upon completion.
Maritime caterer: Working on board ships and vessels, you’ll prepare, cook and bake various dishes for passengers and crew. The duration is 24 months and you’ll achieve a level 2 apprenticeship upon completion.
The Find An Apprenticeship service lists many apprenticeships currently available in England. You can check regularly to discover an apprenticeship related to the subject of food technology near you.
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