Apprenticeship Standard Food And Drink Process Operator Level 2

This is an Apprenticeship programme.

Companies range in size, from small to large. They may produce one type of food and drink product or a range of products. Products may include biscuits, cakes, confectionery, fresh fruit, ready-to-eat and ready-to cook food, sandwiches, salads, soft drinks, and wraps.

Apprentice Process operators typically work on production lines within food and drink manufacturing businesses. The broad purpose of the occupation is to complete food and drink processing procedures to contribute to the manufacture of safe and compliant food products. They support technical operators to complete start up, set up, line changeovers, and shut down of food and drink production lines and machinery. They monitor product quality and throughput against key performance indicators. With a team focus, they prepare for the on-coming shift and provide handovers. Contributing to continuous improvement, stock control and audits is also part of the role.

In their daily work they interact with other process operatives, technical operators and maintenance teams – depending on company size and structure. They typically report to an operational manager. They work

under direct supervision. They are responsible for following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). This is to ensure food safety, health and safety, environment and sustainability, quality, and customer requirements are met whilst working as part of a team to meet deadlines, productivity and efficiency targets.

They are likely to be required to work shifts, including unsociable hours.
Apprentices have the opportunity to engage in enrichment activities and will complete personal development topics.

· Employers support the delivery of the apprenticeship standards and provide workshops for specific skills, knowledge and behaviours and current trends.

· Guest speakers attended workshops provide career advice and guidance.
Maths and English at Grade E/2, or above or Level E3 functional skills or above.

You will be interviewed, screened and complete work trial. Your screening assessment for Maths and English you need to achieve Level 1 in both maths and English.
· You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods including assignment, exams, portfolio building, observation at college and workplace and mock end point assessment.

· You will complete End point assessment in the last 3 months of your apprenticeship, and you will be assessed by 3 methods. Online multiple-choice test, practical assessment with questioning and interview underpinned by portfolio of evidence.

· Your End point assessment is a graded you can achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction.
On successful completion of this qualification, you can progress onto:

- Food and Drink Operative

- Production Line worker

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