Typically working on food and drink production lines within manufacturing businesses, apprentices will be required to know and understand the following:
Food and drink processing principles - including food safety and quality standards, product origins, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and supply chains
Food and drink processing practices - including handling products, handovers to colleagues, using and cleaning equipment, basic fault finding, problem solving and escalating issues
Continuous improvement - including monitoring quality, interpreting and acting upon performance data and identifying opportunities for improvement
Team working - including building relationships, listening and communicating effectively with others and giving and receiving feedback
Health and safety practices and legislation within a food production environment - including food safety, hygiene standards and hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP)
Apprentices are required to complete a Level 2 Diploma in Food and Drink Operations qualification prior to taking the end-point assessment for the apprenticeship.
The successful apprentice will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship standard.