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Apprentice Food Technologist - Birmingham

Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelēz International?

Join our Mission to Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It Matter.

As an organization we are committed to developing the next generation of Makers and Bakers. Joining us at an early career stage in our fast paced and ever changing environment will enable you to do more, learn more and grow more. You will be encouraged to step outside your comfort zone– you may even surprise yourself! We will ensure you are given the support you need to be at your best and enable you to be yourself and bring passion and personality. Here you can lean in and speak up and bring your own flavor.

More about this role

Working as a Chocolate RDQI Apprentice at the home of Cadbury in Bournville, you will join the Pilot Plant and Facilities team, where you will work with some of our biggest brands including Cadbury, Oreo, Milka and Toblerone among many others.  The pilot plant team are responsible for delivering new product innovations and building on our current brands.  You will work in a fast paced environment as part of a highly skilled team, one day you could be making Crème eggs and the next you could be making Cadbury Dairy Milk or Caramel. 

The Apprentice role is a 4 Year training position and will require balancing work with learning. Your day to day work and training within the pilot plant will be supported by studying towards a BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology with Nottingham Trent University or a BEng (Hons) Food Engineering with University of Lincoln.  This will be delivered as a mixture of block release and distance learning. 

What you need to know about this position:

During your time you will:

  • Build expertise for a wide range of equipment and technologies, applying understanding of results and implementing corrective actions when required to support projects in the pilot plant.   

  • Build technical knowledge of the food industry through on the job learning and block release to university to support projects. 

  • Support GMP and Continuous Improvement activities within the Pilot Plant and R&D.   


Year 1 & 2-Pilot Plant Support

  • Work in advance of trials with product developers to assist in trial planning. 

  • Build technical knowledge and equipment expertise to the point where responsibility can be taken for execution of trials

Year 3 & 4-Projects Support

  • Support category growth projects

  • Take full responsibility for delivery of own category growth project in Year 4, including scoping, trial planning, execution and reporting. 

Towards the end of your apprenticeship the business will support you to apply for any suitable vacant roles in order to progress your career within Mondelez International. 

Job specific requirements:

As part of the requirement for this role you will need to apply and be accepted on to the University course after an offer has been made by Mondelez. 

Travel requirements:

You will be required to travel to the University site during your block release and for other agreed activities. 

Work schedule:

Block release at University, combined with distance learning. Additional time will be set aside for "off the job" training.

No Relocation support available

Apprentice Food Technologist - Birmingham

Birmingham, UK

Published on 30 Dec 2020