Careers in the Food and Drink sector are as diverse as the food we eat!
Did you know that Scotland will need around 20,000 new recruits by 2024? The Foundation Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Technologies can support progression into an inspiring career. You could work in areas like:
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Technologies, which is the same level of learning as an SQA Higher (SCQF level 6).
Your National Progression Award (NPA) will cover topics like:
Your learning will be a blend of hands-on, practical and virtual work, reflecting the nature of the industry. You will:
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly:
These transferable skills are necessary and highly desirable for working in a range of other related jobs.
Your Foundation Apprenticeship gives you lots of options: it’s up to you where you go next.
You'll complete your Foundation Apprenticeship alongside your other school subjects.
An exciting development for this year is that for the first time, you'll have the opportunity to work on virtual projects with leading brands such as Coca-Cola, Mackies Crisps, Baxters and loads more! You'll also get the chance to attend work placements with local companies in the Food and Drink sector.
This Foundation Apprenticeship gives you an industry recognised qualification which will look great on your CV.
If you're staying on at school, you can apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship.
You can use the search tool to find out if this subject is available at your school. Then just fill out the form to let us know you're interested, and we'll get back to you with more information.
If your school is not offering this Foundation Apprenticeship, please speak to your school careers adviser to find out if there's an opportunity to access this unique experience virtually.