Food and Drink Operations
Study an apprenticeship in food and drink operations and explore the innovative ways of producing the latest food and drink products.
You could discover how to operate, maintain and fix food production machinery. You could learn baking skills, meat and poultry skills or fish skills. You could also learn about food manufacturing excellence and making sure food and drink meets the correct standards.
There are lots of job opportunities in Scotland’s food and drink production sector. Become e a master baker, a chocolatier, a fishmonger, butcher, production manager or food production engineer. Whatever food and drink job you’re interested in, this modern apprenticeship will give you the skills to succeed.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5 or Level 6.
Your qualification includes:
Automated Plant Bakery Skills at SCQF Level 5
Craft Bakery Skills at SCQF Level 5
Brewing Skills at SCQF Level 5
Dairy Skills at SCQF Level 5
Distribution Skills at SCQF Level 5
Fish and Shellfish Industry Skills at SCQF Level 5
Food Sales and Services Skills at SCQF Level 5
Livestock Market Droving Skills at SCQF Level 5
Meat and Poultry Skills at SCQF Level 5
Production and Processing Skills at SCQF Level 5
Food Manufacturing Excellence at SCQF Level 5
Bakery Skills at SCQF Level 6
Fish and Shellfish Industry Skills at SCQF Level 6
Meat and poultry Skills at SCQF Level 6
Supply Chain Skills at SCQF Level 6
Food and Drink Operations at SCQF Level 6
Food Manufacturing Excellence at SCQF Level 6
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Monitor food safety at critical control points in food and drink operations
Monitor health, safety and environmental systems in food manufacture
Monitor and maintain product quality in food and drink operations
Support commissioning of plant, equipment and processes in food manufacture
Carry out sampling in food and drink operations
Contribute to developing product specifications in food manufacture
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other roles like food production and supply chain operation.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a variety of options. Carry on your studies with a food science degree or go into full-time work.
Further education: Improve your knowledge by studying for a bachelor’s degree in drink production. You could also go on to study for a higher qualification like a Masters or PH.D in a related field.
Straight to work: Make the most of your qualifications by finding a job in food and drink operations. Several roles are listed below:
Drink production operator
There are no formal requirements for this apprenticeship. However, it is good to have an interest in the food and drinks operation field.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
The Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.