Food and Drink Technical
Learn about the science or the engineering aspects of food and drink production by studying this technical apprenticeship.
You’ll discover how to change the composition of a product and make sure it meets dietary requirements. You’ll also work with advanced food and drink production technology like automated guided vehicle systems.
There are a range of job opportunities in Scotland’s food and drink production sector. Become a food technologist and monitor the safety of the products in the industry. Work as a new product developer and improve existing food and drinks or launch new ones. The apprenticeship is focused on helping you develop the skills needed to be successful in the food and drink industry.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6.
Your qualification will include:
SVQ in Food Technology at SCQF Level 6
During your apprenticeship, you will be assessed. You can learn about food technology.
You will also develop the following core skills:
Working with others
Information and Communication Technology
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 PhD 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:
New product development technologist
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.