Food Science Apprentice
Do you want to work with new technologies helping food and beverage companies all over the world to revolutionise their cooking processes? Many apprentices don’t get the opportunity to work on innovative food technology projects like ours, so here’s your chance!
OAL has consistently delivered next-generation technologies and world-class automation solutions over our 25-year history. Our patented Steam Infusion technology introduces steam at 1,000 m/s, transforming the way manufacturers heat and mix food products and delivering significant energy and processing savings.
We now need a highly motivated food science apprentice to assist the Development Chef (OAL) in the smooth running of the OAL trials at the Holbeach campus. The role may require global travel from time to time to assist with trade shows, customer visits and commissioning.
We’ll get you up to speed with how our technologies work and provide training to give you the skills and confidence to successfully engage food manufacturers. At the same time, you’ll be studying for a Foundation Degree in Operations/Departmental Manager Standard part-time at the University of Lincoln’s Holbeach campus.
Ready to earn while you learn? Get in touch today to kick-start your development. Find out more about what the day in a food science role could look like here.
Role responsibility and accountability
Study for the Certificate in Higher Education in Food Manufacturing
Source and prepare raw materials
Set up and clean the trial equipment
Collect and record trial data
Maintain and operate the OAL test systems and steam boiler
Adapt and create recipes for OAL patented systems
5 GCSEs including English and maths at Grade C or above or equivalent
Strong communication skills, written and verbal
Attention to detail, organised and able to prioritise
Capable of lifting heavy objects (up to 10kg in some cases) as this will form a part of your regular day to day tasks
Willing to travel as needed.
Ideally you will have a BTEC in Applied Science or A Level or AS Level qualifications in Science or equivalent (or predicted at the time of application) and a strong interest in Food Technology
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
A good basic understanding of food preparation
Ability in another language would be advantageous
Projects a professional image at all times
Adaptable and flexible, highly self-motivated and a strong team player
Receptive to learning new skills and knowledge
Closing Date: 21/07/2019
Salary: £288.46 a week
Location: Head office, Peterborough, with occasional travel.
Vacancy type: Full-time, permanent.
The University of Lincoln recently came 17th in the Guardian’s University Guide and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing is a world leader in delivering industry-relevant qualifications. With OAL, you can apply your knowledge in exciting, real-life situations and most importantly, earn while you learn. We have a strong history in recruiting and developing apprentices, with some even winning awards like Apprentice of the Year. We want to attract future leaders and offer them a launch pad for their career in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
If so, please apply for the vacancy on the government’s apprenticeships website.