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Apprenticeship, Level 3

Food & Drink Technical Operator

Food and Drink Technical Operators work in the largest, most dynamic and fastest growing sectors of industry, this being the manufacturing sector of the food and drink industry.

It is important that all Process Technical have the skills and knowledge to ensure that our food products, which millions of people consume every day, are safe. Process Operators will typically work on production lines within food manufacturing plants, but will spend some time offline while working on activities such as new product development.

Planned Duration: 39 months (Practical period: 36 months, End Point Assessment period: 3 months)

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. If you are aged 16 or above, are driven to succeed in a particular industry and are willing to commit yourself to training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be the right career move for you.

The apprentice will learn, work, earn and achieve a qualification all at the same time.

To achieve the apprenticeship they will complete the following:

  • An industry designed and recognised apprenticeship
  • End Point Assessment (Knowledge Test, Observation and Presentation and Interview)

The apprentice will work towards the following Functional Skills: -Mathematics up to Level 2 -English up to Level 2

Learners who have already achieved GCSEs (A-C or equivalent) in Maths and English may be exempt from Functional Skills.

Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, the Apprentice may progress into employment within the sector or complete further studies related to their area of work.

There are no formal entry requirements for an apprenticeship (unless an employer stipulates any themselves) however all potential apprentices will undertake a basic Maths and English assessment prior to enrolment.

Knowledge Test, Observation and Presentation and Interview

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