Technical Degree Apprentice


The Greencore Degree Apprenticeship Programme is designed to help you reach your potential and build a rewarding career in food. In partnership with Nottingham Trent University, this 4-year apprenticeship programme will align your studies to real work to become an integral part of our site Technical team. You will complete a Food Industry Technical Professional Degree apprenticeship and finish the programme with a BSc Hons in Food Science & Technology.

What you’ll be doing

Based at one of our manufacturing sites, our Degree Apprenticeship provides a blend of on and off the job learning, exposure, experience, and education so that you can develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to kickstart your career in the food industry.

Our Technical teams protect our customers and colleagues through promoting high standards and developing innovative techniques to ensure food quality and meeting of food safety objectives.

Your role will involve ensuring that our products meet the high standards our customers expect of us, by ensuring we meet quality, safety and legal requirements within our factories. At the end of the programme, you will transition into a Technical Management role that is supports your future career goals of becoming a technical professional within the food industry.

In your Food Industry Technical Professional Degree apprenticeship, you will learn about food chemistry, sustainable food production, raw materials, microbiology of food and how to apply this knowledge to your day job. This includes:

Obtaining Certification information for raw materials such as Certificates of Analysis.

Quality management system work:

  • Obtaining photos of relevant locations
  • Walking through draft procedures in conjunction with relevant disciplines to understand if they were clear and accurate

Other routine Quality Assurance tasks:

  • Collection of samples – raw materials & finished products
  • Taking swabs – hand, hygiene, and listeria
  • Investigating customer complaints

What we’re looking for

At Greencore we put our people at the core. We celebrate their differences and help everyone to be themselves at work. Together we make every day taste better.

We are looking for you to have a passion for food, and people. You will also be:

  • Passionate about working as part of a team, and have an ambition to have a long-term career in the food industry
  • Highly motivated to grow your career, studying for a degree alongside doing a demanding day job
  • Resilient and equipped to take change in your stride
  • Curious, organised and able to use your excellent communication skills to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders

To join our Degree Apprenticeship, you will need:

  • GCSE English language and maths at grade C/4 or above
  • 3 A Levels at BBB (preferably including a science subject)

or a

  • BTEC extended Diploma at DDM
  • Or previous relevant work experience
  • The right to live and work in the UK

Our operation is 24/7 so you will be required to work shifts. These will vary depending on site and could include early starts from 5am, rotating night shifts and weekends.

You will also be required to travel for attendance at university study blocks, development events or visits to any of our other sites, therefore a full driving license would be advantageous.

If this sounds like you, join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success.

What you’ll get in return

Not only will you gain experience across our business whilst completing a fully funded Food Science and Technology and a Food Industry Technical Professional apprenticeship, you will also have access to our Greencore colleague benefits including:

  • Time to meet the learning requirements of your apprenticeship
  • Dedicated support, coaching and mentoring to support your career development
  • Travel and accommodation expenses when attending university
  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Access to Greencore qualifications upon completion of your apprenticeship
  • Company share save scheme
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

Internship Application Dates

  • Date posted: 18/12/2023
  • Applications available until: Thursday February 29th, 2024

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