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Supervise work on food and drink production lines within food manufacturing plants and businesses

A food and drink advanced process operator helps to make millions of food and drink products, including drinks, cakes, biscuits, ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook food, sandwiches, wraps, fresh fruit and salads. As an apprentice, you’ll work on production lines in manufacturing plants, but will spend some time offline while working on activities such as new product development. You’ll develop knowledge and skills in preventative maintenance activities and continuous improvement techniques. Whichever part of the industry you choose to work in, on completion of this programme, you’ll be able to evaluate and make improvements to safety, quality and performance in a food and drink manufacturing environment. You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of food and drink products, health and safety systems, quality systems, and good manufacturing processes. You’ll also be trained to interpret data to identify new trends.


Duration: 30 months

Relevant school subjects: Maths, science and food technology

Entry requirements: Level 1 English and maths. Relevant experience may also be useful

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

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