On a food technologist apprenticeship course, you’ll help ensure food and drink products are of the right quality and are safe to eat and drink.
The food science industry provides a diverse variety of employment and career opportunities. Food scientists may work for a farmer, a large or small food corporation, or a retailer, and they may be required to travel extensively.
As a result, you’ll learn critical skills and knowledge to prepare you for a rewarding and intriguing career in the food and beverage sector.
What you’ll learn
On a food technologist apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:
- Set up and maintain risk management systems (e.g. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points).
- Use a range of IT platforms to analyse and assess data to find trends and drive decisions. Continuous Enhancement (CI).
- Provide and analyse management data and information (reports and presentations).
- Carry out internal audits and take part in external audits.
- Experiment with sensory evaluation tasks.
- Investigate and respond to problems, such as customer complaints and quality concerns.
- Contribute to Continuous Improvement (CI).
- Establish and sustain fruitful relationships with customers, suppliers, and employees.
- To solve problems, use problem-solving techniques, such as root cause analysis and research methodologies.
- Negotiate with colleagues.
You’ll usually need:
- Depending on the employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience.
- Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment.
The End Point Assessment comprises three distinct assessment methods:
- A written knowledge test answered through a combination of multiple-choice questions and short-answer questions
- A work-based and job-related workplace project and presentation
- Professional dialogue and interview
Duration and level
- Duration: 24 months
Level: 3 – Advanced Apprenticeship
More information about the Level 3 Food Technologist Apprenticeship standard can be found here.
Apprenticeship end point assessment
For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page