Food and Drink Process Operator

Food and drink process operators work in manufacturing, one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the food and drink industry.

Level

Level 2 or 3.

Duration of the course

18-24 months

What qualifications will the apprentice gain?

  • Level 2 or 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Process Operator
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Study Information

  • 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)
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How much will this course cost?

Apprenticeships are funded through government and employer contributions. If the apprentice is:

  • 16-18 working for a small business (<50) their training will be fully funded*
  • 19+ or working for a Medium size business (50+) an employer contribution may be required
  • Working for a large business or organisation (Payroll of £3m+) training is funded from employers Digital Apprenticeship Service Account
    *small businesses who employ an apprentice between 16-18 may be eligible to receive a financial government incentive

Transport

We offer a high-quality college bus service which collects over 1,400 students every day from across Cheshire and surrounding areas. This makes getting to Reaseheath easy, safe and affordable for all of our students.

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