Our Technical teams’ purpose is to reactively and proactively set and maintain our legislative, customer and internal standards, to ensure we produce quality food products to our customers and their consumers. Technical careers provide great opportunity to shape our approach to food safety and drive good practice.

Go Further in Technical

Our Technical programme will initially focus on site-specific roles which may include specifications, raw materials, process improvement and quality assurance to give you a broad appreciation of these specialisms, before developing you towards leadership roles in specific areas, like quality assurance.

The career path outlined below provides an example, but there’s huge variety of roles types in this area. The timescales to move from role-to-role will be dependent on your development progress and performance.

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Program Start

September 2019


This is a 4 year career progression route aligned to the duration of the Chartered Management Degree programme with Nottingham Trent University

The Working Environment

You will predominantly be working directly with our Operations teams in the factory, therefore depending on your role your shift pattern may flex to meet those teams’

This will vary by site and Technical specialism.

As your roles progress, you may also visit customer premises.

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Opportunities will be available in different locations across England – we will be able to confirm precise locations later this year.

Over the course of the programme, opportunities to grow your career may mean working at different sites across the UK.

You will attend university in Nottingham Trent University’s City Centre campus – this will be an average of 2 days per month, on weekdays

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The degree programme is funded by the Apprenticeship Levy, so you will need to prove you have Level 2 English, Maths and ICT to be eligible for this programme.

You will need to have the right to work in the UK.

In your application we also want to understand your previous qualifications and experience. If you are a college leaver, we will require minimum 120 UCAS points which will need to include a Science.

Your Potential Career Path

Quality Assurance Auditors

  • QAs verify that raw material preparation, manufacturing production and product storage / distribution is compliant with food safety, legal and customers’ quality standards


  • Specification Technologists ensure that all customer specifications, pack copies and artwork are accurately set up so that key customer documentation is produced in line with our critical path timescales and product launch deadlines.

  • Process Technologists carry out all relevant manufacturing projects in order to deliver process development and line trials successfully.

QA Supervisor

  • You will lead a quality assurance team to verify that all materials, including finished products, are safe and conform to all relevant specification, legislation and customer requirements.

QA Manager

  • As a QA Manager you’ll lead and co-ordinate the work of the quality assurance teams to deliver (and provide service improvement) in line with operational day to day needs; specifically with regards to safety, quality, legality and customer requirements.

Registering your interest...

To apply to join the Technical programme, please make sure you understand the eligibility details (above).

Please also ensure you include as much relevant information as possible in your application about your previous qualifications and any relevant experience.

If you would like to register your interest in joining the programme in October 2020, you can do so by following the link below…

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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