Food and drink advanced process operator
Supervising work on food and drink production lines within food manufacturing plants and businesses.
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 24 months
- Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Candidates will usually have GCSEs at grade D to G (or equivalent) - including English and maths.
- What apprentices will learn
- advanced food and drink processing principles - including good manufacturing processes (GMP), multi-stage operations, standard operating procedures (SOPs), stock control and waste minimisation
- advanced food and drink processing practices - including managing incidents, developing new products, implementing SOPs, routine and preventative maintenance and quality control testing
- business management - including understanding business vision and values, internal and external customers and profitability and commercial awareness
- continuous improvement - including using data and identifying trends and evaluating and improving productivity and performance
- leadership and management - including building relationships, leading teams and by example, training, mentoring and buddying and communicating effectively at all levels
- health and safety practices and legislation within a food production environment - including food safety, hygiene standards and hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP)
- level 3 qualification in food and drink advanced operations (in development)
Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:
- achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Professional registration
- End-Point Assessment
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.