An Introduction to Apprenticeships:
At intrinsic Training we work with employers who enable their employees to continue their career development through working towards an apprenticeship.
Referred to as work-based learning training the training is provided by Intrinsic Training .
Apprenticeships can be delivered to both new and existing employees. As the employer apprentices are employed in exactly the same same way as other employees with exactly the same rights.
Employees working towards an Apprenticeship continue in their usual job completing the work required by the Intrinsic Training Solutions Assessor.
Learn the job, Gain the Knowledge and Earn Whilst Doing So:
Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes that require the apprentice to be learning and gaining qualifications whilst working for an employer. An apprentice works at the employer’s premises, gaining practical experience and skills while working towards a qualification which is relevant to their job. They will normally work full-time with the employer, with one day per week spent completing knowledge requirements. At Intrinsic Training we attend the site of the employer to complete this training. Therefore the whole apprenticeship is achieved 100% in the workplace.
The benefits of an apprenticeship include:
- Earning while learning.
- Learning the practical skills on the job.
- Applying the knowledge.
- Good career prospects.
- Getting the skills needed for a trade.
- Getting trained in a job already being done.
We develop the apprenticeship programme with each individual employer identifying tailored procedures and processes specific to each individual employer and at the same time include the required work for each specific apprenticeship standard we deliver.
Apprenticeships offer a structured programme that takes the apprentice through the skills needed to the job well. There are targets and checks to make sure that employers support and ensure progress.
There are different levels available:
- Intermediate Level Apprenticeship (Level 2)
- Advanced Level Apprenticeship
- Higher Level Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships Key and Mandatory Components:
- A Diploma at your the apprenticeship level in the chosen subject.
- Most apprenticeships have mandatory qualification e.g. for the butchery apprenticeship level 2 knife skills is a mandatory qualifications.
- Functional Skills. These qualifications are required should an apprentice not already have achieved their English or Maths qualifications. Apprentices will be required to provide a copy of certificates.
Intrinsic Training can deliver all these different mandatory components of the apprenticeships.
Meeting the Needs of Employers
Intrinsic Training are well known to provide innovative apprenticeship provision and commitment to partnering with employers to develop and deliver apprenticeships to meet their needs.
We aim to provide the very best experience for apprentices through flexible delivery and innovative teaching and learning. Most importantly having years of experience of working with different employers including Weetabix, Newly Wed Foods, Symrise, Warburtons Hovis to name only a few. Each programme has been repeated and expanded. We offer a range of different topics for different areas of industry . We aim to deliver the whole apprenticeship standard including the required mandatory qualifications.
Work with Intrinsic Training
We have worked with employers in the food industry for many years developing training and development programmes to meet specific and individual employer requirements. Apprenticeships are what we specialise in doing. The current levy funding available makes this an excellent opportunity for employers to take advantage of apprenticeships. It is widely known having an apprenticeships in the workplace increases productivity and performance by attracting and developing the very best talent and enabling employers to nurture the talent in their business at every level.
Whether you want to help your employees get a jump-start to their the career development enabling them to move up the career ladder. Alternatively such apprenticeship programmes can be developed aiming to fill a skills gaps by attracting high-calibre new recruits.
Apprenticeship programmes can be developed to upskill existing employees. Introducing an apprenticeship programme for existing employees can demonstrate that as an employer you care and want your employees to progress and succeed in their career.
Intrinsic Training can help. We are experienced and have the knowledge in developing apprenticeship programmes tailoring them to specific employer requirements.
There are very many apprenticeship programmes available almost one for each of the job roles in the food industry a very meaningful programme can be developed to build your workforce for the future.
With our extensive experience of working with employers to develop and deliver apprenticeship programmes, we are able to advise employers on the apprenticeship standards and qualifications that are mandatory as part of the apprenticeship standard. We have knowledge and vast experience in matching apprenticeship standards to job roles, developing and planning apprenticeships programmes.
Intrinsic Training has industry knowledge and vast experience specialising in both developing managing and delivering apprenticeship training in the food industry.
Some of the more popular are listed below.
Intrinsic Training are trusted partners of many UK food business when it comes to meeting the skills development needs of their employees, and we deliver apprenticeships with many leading food businesses. Our partners include: Warburtons, Hovis, Weetabix, Solway foods, Saxon Valley Foods, Bakkavoir, Winterwood Foods, Lantmännen Unibake, Jacobs Bakery, Greencore Group, Hilton Meats, Warbutons, ADM Milling, Symrise Foods, Adele Foods, A.G. Barr, Signature Flatbreads U.K., Owen-Taylor and Sons, Close Farms Ltd and Wincanton and many, many more.
Read what employers say about Intrinsic Training in our testimonials section.
Supporting Apprenticeships Recruitment
Intrinsic Training offer advice to employers on apprenticeship recruitment and help businesses to successfully recruit to vacancies. If you are looking for an apprentice, get in touch and we will help with your vacancy requirements by offering advice and guidance.
We will promote your vacancy to young people raising awareness of career opportunities in your organisation and the Food Industry.
The administrative requirements in applying for your levy, developing and setting up the apprenticeship programme can be demanding we are happy to advise how to proceed with these requirements.
Having received applicants we are happy to assist in helping with shortlisting apprentices, preparing and administering the relevant paperwork, and supporting the interview and selection process.
Once the successful apprentices have been recruited, we can help employers to choose the right training and delivery arrangements to suit both the employer and apprentice, and we can make induction arrangements with all parties to ensure the apprentices and the apprenticeship programme gets off to a good start.
Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeships and Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships
Our Level 2 Apprenticeships and Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships give individuals the chance to gain accredited industry relevant qualifications to enhance their career prospects within the food and drink industry. Our programmes have been carefully designed to develop core skills, knowledge, and behaviours linked to a range of job roles.
Upon completion individuals will be able to progress to the next level of apprenticeship, with higher-level opportunities available for a variety of roles including roles such as Technical Management, Quality Management, Process Development or New Product Development, Production Management, Supply Chain Management and many more.
Who Are These Apprenticeships Aimed At?
In such a fast-moving industry there are many opportunities for career progression, while at the same time there is also a real need for employees to be qualified in key food and drink specialisms. Apprenticeships are structured, quality-assured education, delivered alongside practical on-the-job learning that benefits both the employer and the employee. Some apprentices are recruited to work in entry level roles within a business with or without formal qualifications, whilst others are more experienced staff who are looking to progress their careers.
Level 2 Food and Drink Process Operator
Process Operators work in the food manufacturing sector of the food and drink industry. They may be employed in a company that specialises one type of product, such as ready meals, soft drinks, or confectionery, or in a company that makes a wide range of different products.
Introduction to the Level 2 Food and Drink Process Operator Apprenticeships:
Process Operators at Level 2 work in the food manufacturing sector of the food and drink industry. They may be employed in a company that specialises one type of product, such as ready meals, soft drinks, or confectionery, or in a company that makes a wide range of different products. Process Operators typically work on production lines within food manufacturing plants. The industry uses manufacturing processes and highly automated equipment and technology to ensure it remains competitive, and produces food and drink products to strict food safety and quality standards.
On Completion of This Level 2 Food and Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship
Food and Drink Process Operators are expected to be able to carry out production operations using a range of equipment, and be able to carry out basic fault finding on the equipment they work with. They are expected to be able to handle food products safely and hygienically, and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to maintain quality and to ensure products meet customer requirements.
Apprentices will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of continuous improvement processes used in the industry, and of when it is appropriate to escalate technical issues to a specialist or more senior member of staff. They will be expected to understand food safety and its importance to the industry and to be effective communicators who are able to work well with others. The apprenticeship is designed to provide a solid grounding in most aspects of food production and manufacturing and to develop a good level of product knowledge.
How the apprenticeship is delivered by Intrinsic Training, explanation of the mandatory qualifications and an outline of what an end point assessment is.
All apprenticeship standards are available in full from the Institute of Apprenticeships.
Apprenticeships End Point Assessment:
Introduction to the Level 3 Food and Drink Advanced Process Operator Apprenticeship:
Advanced Operators working towards the Level 3 Food and Drink Advanced Process Operator Apprenticeship typically work on production lines in manufacturing plants, spending some time working on activities such as new product development. They have both knowledge and skills in preventative maintenance activities and Continuous Improvement (CI) techniques, which are essential to maintaining and improving productivity in food and drink manufacturing sites.
Whichever part of the industry they choose to work in, on completion of this programme, individuals will be expected to be able to evaluate and make improvements to safety, quality, and performance in a food and drink manufacturing environment.
Advanced Operators can develop an in-depth knowledge of food and drink products, health and safety systems, quality systems, and Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP). They are trained to interrogate and interpret data to identify trends and carry out basic fault finding. This will help to avoid future faults and improve quality and productivity. Advanced Operators may be required to lead others; as such they will be expected to develop skills in leadership and management.
On Completion of This Level 3 Food and Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship
On completion of this programme, individuals may progress into more advanced technical or leadership roles. This apprenticeship is designed as an ideal spring board for potential future leaders of the food and drink industry.
For further information for the Level 3 Food and Drink Advanced Process Operator Apprenticeship including what the mandatory qualifications are and an overview of the end point assessment.
Apprenticeship End Point Assessment:
Advanced Apprenticeship for Food Technologists:
Food Technologists ensure all products are safe to eat, of consistent appearance, taste, and texture. Food Technologists may be employed by a grower, in a large or small food manufacturer, or by a retailer.
Introduction to Food Technologist Apprenticeship
Food Technologists are passionate about their industry and ensure all products are safe to eat, of consistent appearance, taste, and texture, and take great pride in their work. Everyday, producers, food manufacturers, and retailers make and sell millions of innovative food products, such as drinks, cakes, biscuits, ready to eat and ready to cook food, sandwiches, wraps, and fresh fruit and salads to consumers in the UK and around the world.
There are many varied employment and career opportunities in the food science industry; within a laboratory based environment to ensure the safety and quality of food products, in development roles to improve existing products and launch new products, in factory based roles working with teams to develop good manufacturing practices, and within the supply chain to develop good relationships with suppliers and customers. Food Technologists may be employed by a grower, in a large or small food manufacturer or by a retailer and there may be opportunities to travel extensively as part of their roles.
This programme is designed to ensure that individuals will be ready to enter an industry offering many ongoing career development opportunities to suit their own particular interests, whether they aspire to being a Technical Manager of the future, a Quality, Process Development or New Product Development specialist, or an Auditor.
Apprenticeship End Point Assessment:
Advanced Apprenticeship in Leadership and Management (Team Leader)
A team leader or supervisor is a first line management role, with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions, and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals.
Introduction to the Apprenticeship
A team leader or supervisor is a first line management role, with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions, and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the role.
Key responsibilities are likely to include supporting, managing and developing team members, managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships internally and externally. Roles and occupations may include: Supervisor, Team Leader, Project Officer, Shift Supervisor, Foreperson, and Shift Manager.
Apprenticeship End Point Assessment
Level 3 Learning and Development Practitioner:
Learning and Development Practitioners are typically involved in identifying learning and development needs, and designing, delivering and evaluating training.
Introduction to the Apprenticeship:
Learning and Development Practitioners are typically involved with identifying learning and training needs, designing and sourcing training and learning solutions, delivering and evaluating training, and working with stakeholder and business area managers.
The role is often on the practical delivery of training. The Learning and Development Practitioner will typically have expertise and competence in their specific field whether it be technical, vocational, or behavioural (e.g. use of software, food preparation, working in teams). Linking the learning in their area of responsibility to business objectives and performance, understanding the learning cycle and working by it. The role can be more specialist, with a focus on and requiring in-depth expertise in a specific area of L&D such as learning design, e-learning or digital and blended-learning. Whichever of these is an area of focus the L&D Practitioner is future focused, understands the business context and culture and has a good grounding across the whole training and learning cycles.
The L&D Practitioner role typically exists in a wide range of organisations including private, public, and third sector. The role supports the learning and development function to contribute to, and influence, improved performance in the workplace at an individual, team and organisation level. Typically, the role would work alongside colleagues who specialise in Human Resources.
Please contact us for a copy of the qualification handbook.
Apprenticeship End Point Assessment
Level 3 Supply Chain Practitioner (Fast Moving Consumer Goods):
Supply Chain is at the heart of every business – it is a system of organisations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in moving products or services from supplier to customer. It may include the transformation of natural resources, raw materials, and components into a finished product.
Introduction to the Level 3 Supply Chain Practitioner (Fast Moving Consumer Goods):
Apprenticeship End Point Assessment:
Contact Intrinsic Training
Intrinsic Training Solutions can be contacted by telephoning 01482845358 or by emailing:firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can complete our contact form leaving specific details of your enquiry. Philip Wadsworth will contact you within two days of receiving your enquiry.
Useful Websites: Institute of Apprenticeships