Nottingham Trent University's Food Industry Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeship has been designed in conjunction with the food and drink manufacturing industry.
Degree Apprenticeships help employers to grow their own talent and nurture the employees who will go on to play a key role in their business. For many employers it provides an alternative option to graduate recruitment. Employees get the opportunity to gain a degree in BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology, with the addition of hands-on experience gained through work.
Why choose this apprenticeship?
In such a fast moving industry there are excellent opportunities for career progression in this sector while at the same time there is also a real need for employees to be trained to degree level (classed as higher education). Apprenticeships can offer the best of both worlds.
Structured, quality assured education alongside practical on the job learning that benefits both the employer and the employee. Companies are recognising the benefit of investing in the development of their workforce and are prepared to take on Apprentices safe in the knowledge they will be gaining the skills and knowledge that will benefit their business.
Who is this aimed at?
The Degree Apprenticeship is equivalent to the first steps on the Higher Education ladder, and is aimed at applicants, aged 18 and over, interested in developing a scientific or technical career. Some Apprentices start in entry level roles whilst others are more experienced staff perhaps without formal qualifications in the field. Usually their career and responsibilities progress throughout the duration of the programme. It is ideal for those in roles covering quality assurance, technical, production and new product development.
- You will study a range of disciplines in food science and technology, including biochemistry, product development and manufacturing processes and technologies.
- The block study approach allows you to combine studies with work and apply what you learn at University to the workplace.
- You will be working with others from the food industry, sharing work and study experiences.
- This course is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology
How is the degree apprenticeship course run?
The Degree Apprenticeship is a four year programme which leads to a full BSc (Hons) in Food Science and Technology.
Here's what our students say:
"The best thing about doing my Apprenticeship is getting the combination of work experience and a salary, while getting a degree and not racking up tens of thousands of pounds of debt to pay for university." Ryan Clifford, Research and Development Apprentice. Find out more about the apprenticeship
We can guide you through the complexities of applying, employer commitments and fees and funding.
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This qualification will assist your career progression within the food and drink sector. They are appropriate for a range of roles including quality assurance, technical, production and new product development.
This course does not currently offer placements.