Arla Foods

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Cravendale, Anchor, Castello and Lurpak – names like these make us a vital, natural part of everyday life in over 100 countries around the world.

At the heart of our business are 19,000 global employees and every single one of us plays an important role. Together, we build on our £10bn turnover and continue to grow our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.

Arla Foods in the UK is the largest contributor to the Arla business, with a turnover in excess of £2bn and is the number one supplier of fresh milk, cheese and butter. As a farmer owned co-operative, we are committed to high standards of animal welfare, product quality and food safety.

With new technology and increased automation there is a growing demand for highly trained Dairy Technologists and Engineers to help improve competitiveness and respond to changing demands. In 2009 we launched the award winning Eden programme, a world class dairy training scheme offering a route to successful, fulfilling careers in the dairy industry. 

Eden Dairy Technology is all about how milk works, how the get the most from it and how it forms the basis for our huge range of products.  It is a 3 year programme studying all aspects of dairy technology including practical hands on craft skills, key science principles associated with dairy and process improvement techniques requires to run an efficient modern dairy operation.  After 3 years you gain Foundation Degree in Dairy Technology.

The Eden Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship programme is delivered by MGTS at Reaseheath College, providing comprehensive dairy training over 4 years across electrical and mechanical engineering principles.  Over the 4 year course, students will work towards a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering and NVQ Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance.

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