Food Technologist Apprenticeship

Closing Date for Applications: 30 October 2023
Standard / Level: Level 2
Location: Dymock Road Ledbury HR8 2JQ
Starting Salary: To be discussed at interview stage - Starting Salary £20,000 with increments leading to a salary of £35,000 once fully qualified.

Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Members, Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers. It is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide.

Working within the technical team, as you progress with your training you will be involved with:

·       Working with suppliers to ensure that raw materials and packaging meet quality and safety standards including raising and following up non-conformances with suppliers where appropriate.

·       Inspection and laboratory testing on raw materials, including cagliata, cheese and other ingredients, to assess quality and detect any anomalies.

·       Checking Certificate of Analysis (COA) against specs for incoming raw materials

·       Maintaining accurate records of certificates of analysis for every delivery of raw materials.

·       Managing stock by age profile and testing of key raw materials such as cagliata and curd

·       Developing and implementing quality control procedures for raw materials

·       Maintaining accurate records of raw material quality and testing results

·       Collaborating with production teams to ensure that raw materials are used in the most efficient and effective way possible

·       Continuously monitor and analyze data related to raw materials quality and production efficiency to identify opportunities for improvement

·       Staying up-to-date with industry trends and best practices related to raw materials quality and safety