Food Manufacturing

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New Standards in Food Process Operations

These new Apprenticeship Standards have been developed by the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink and are aimed at people in Food Production roles. At the Operator level:

Training and development of skills focus on key areas such as:2h34yup

  • Safety, Food Safety and Compliance
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Effective and efficient operations
  • Continuous Improvement

The aim of this programme is to develop your Apprentice Operator to be of great assistance to you in ensuring that your operation is safe, compliant and running smoothly.

The Advanced Level for Food and Process Operator is aimed at people who are working in Food Production environments and who are moving into new more senior areas of responsibility such as team supervision, quality control and continuous improvement.

Training and development of skills focus on key areas such as:

  • Safety and Compliance
  • HACCP Planning
  • Effective and efficient operations
  • Continuous Improvement

The aim of the programme is to develop your Apprentice Operator to be capable of taking responsibility for elements or sections/departments of your food operations and further capable of contributing to the management of change.


Frameworks in Food Manufacturing Excellence

These tried and tested Apprenticeship Frameworks are aimed at people in Food Production roles who are moving into some form of supervisory responsibility or responsibility for quality or continuous improvement. 

Training and development of skills focus on key areas such as:

  • Safety and Food Safety
  • Effective and efficient operations
  • Continuous Improvement (Lean Manufacturing)
  • Continuous Improvement (Six Sigma)

At level 3 (Advanced Apprenticeship Framework) the aim of the programme is not only to ensure that the recipient is clear on essential management controls in a food production environment (such as HACCP planning).  It also develops their understanding of the concepts of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma and enables them to lead and drive continuous improvement initiatives. 

The Level 2 Apprenticeship is a more straightforward option which is designed to develop the skills of an operator to be able to contribute effectively to Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma projects being run within the workplace.  

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