Food Devel­op­ment Degree Apprenticeship

Food Development Degree Apprenticeship

Cranswick Country Foods PLC

Are you a passionate foodie, ready to embark on an exciting journey that will kickstart your career in the UK’s largest manufacturing sector? Our Food Development Degree Apprenticeship Scheme is the perfect opportunity for creative individuals to make a real impact in the world of food, collaborating with the biggest retail brands in the UK.

Who are Cranswick:

Cranswick is a leading UK food producer with a revenue of over £2.3 Billion. We produce and supply premium own label food to high-profile UK grocery retailers, the food service sector, and other UK and global customers.

What you’ll do:

New product development involves creating new food products or improving existing ones. This process includes idea generation, research, product design, development, testing, and market introduction.

Upon joining the scheme, you will embark on a comprehensive entry-level training program designed to equip you with everything you’ll need to become a valuable member of the New Product Development Team.

You will be mentored by industry experts, engaging in hands-on NPD projects and taking responsibility to ensure the highest levels of product quality, safety, and compliance, all whilst working towards a Level 6 Food Industry Technical Professional Degree with Sheffield Hallam University.

Why Cranswick?

  • Exciting Challenges - You’ll be supported to take on real-life business projects and tackle industry problems that will teach, challenge and inspire you
  • Career Development – You’ll receive a personalised apprenticeship training programme which includes mentorship and guidance to help you start and grow your career
  • Innovation – You’ll become a new addition to a dynamic team that constantly strives to ensure innovation and quality
  • Impact – You’ll take on meaningful work, contributing to the creation of healthy, tasty and sustainable food products

What we are looking for:

We're seeking individuals who are enthusiastic newcomers who are excited about starting a career in the food industry. You’ll need to be passionate about food and able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and be willing to learn new skills from day one.

Candidates must have studied A-levels. A GCSE in Food Tech is desirable but not essential.

What we offer:

  • Starting salary of £21,500
  • Funded L6 Food Technical Professional Degree Qualification completed with Sheffield Hallam University
  • A comprehensive self-development programme that will equip you with the essential skills you need to start a successful career
  • Access to our employee share-save scheme
  • Company pension with enhanced contribution options
  • Discount at major high-street stores via our company rewards app

To apply, simply submit a CV and Cover Letter.