Dairy Technologist Apprentice (Muller)

Closing Date for Applications: 20 April 2024
Standard / Level: Level 5
Location: Choice of site - Market Drayton, Manchester, Droitwich, Severnside.
Working for: Müller UK & Ireland
Starting Salary: To be discussed at interview stage

Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller which employs over 31,000 people throughout Europe. In the UK, Müller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from 1,300 farmers in Britain.Müller is ranked within the top 20 in The Grocer’s Top 100 list of Britain’s Biggest Brands and is picked from shelves millions of times each year. Müller UK & Ireland includes:

Müller Milk & Ingredients which aims to be Britain’s private label dairy leader and produces branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients products. It boasts a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country.

Müller Yogurt & Desserts which is the UK’s leading yogurt manufacturer which aims to create millions more Müller moments for its consumers. It is responsible for major brands like Müller Corner, Müllerlight, Müller Bliss, Müller Rice, FRijj and Müller Kefir Smoothie and produces chilled desserts under licence from Mondelez International. It also supplies the UK private label yogurt market from a dedicated, state of the art yogurt facility.

Site option of your choice – Market Drayton, Manchester, Droitwich, Severnside.

A bit about this role:

This Dairy Technologist Apprenticeship program is designed to deliver top class future Muller professionals for our Process, Continuous Improvement, Production, Quality and Automation functions.

You will be working at one of our 4 dairy locations based on your geographic location. Your development journey will be strategically guided by Muller’s Central Technical team to give you a thorough learning of all aspects of the business operation. You will be given responsibilities through involvement in various activities, such as audits, product testing, operating production lines and the chance to execute projects in line technical, manufacturing, sustainability driving exceptional quality, reduced waste and improved efficiency, across multiple site locations.

The training will commence September 2024 and will be delivered via a blended approach of distance learning, and two 2 week periods of release for hands on practical training in a purpose built state of the art training facility at Reaseheath College. The remaining time will be spent putting the know-how to practice and good use in the business – all supported and nurtured by workplace mentors and academic coaches.

Advanced Dairy Technologist Degree

The responsibilities of this programme are preformed within the framework of the Apprenticeship standard (Ref: ST0393 V:02) The degree will cover the following:

  • Milk production and its chemical composition
  • Milk microbiology and processing conditions that impact the product properties, quality and safety
  • Principles of dairy process design, engineering and level of automation and its impact on plant performance
  • Dairy unit operations and their impacts on the product quality, functionality and product shelf life
  • New product development
  • Legislation and guidelines applicable to manufacture of dairy products
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Environmental sustainability and waste management 
  • Test methods and applications, product quality testing, sensory evaluation, in-line and off-line.
  • Dairy process environment, hygiene, design and control