Apprentice New Product Development

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Location
Salads Processing Site, Leeds, LS10 1DR, Leeds
Salary
£3.85 per hour with view to raise to £4.10 after 3 months
Posted
01 Aug 2017
Closes
29 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Contract

Job Title:

Apprentice New Product Development 

Site:

Salads Manufacturing Site, Hunslet, LS10 1DR

The Organisation

We are a private family owned, Yorkshire business with our ‘roots’ firmly in the fresh produce trade. Our organisation is fast-paced, exciting, dynamic and due to rapid successful growth our organisation is seeking a new exciting addition to the New Product Development Team, based at our Salads Manufacturing site in Hunslet.

The Team

This apprenticeship may lead to permanent employment.

The New Product Development Team are a small and creative feature to our expanding business. They are crazy, creative, extremely fun and supportive. They work extremely hard to ensure customers (both prospective and current) are satisfied with their ever growing requirements of new food innovations and products.  They meet regularly with new and existing suppliers to examine the latest trends in the marketplace in terms of food ingredients and trends and work this into their latest innovations for their customer presentations. They ensure customers are embedded into the factory and processes and procedures are stringent throughout the pre and post first production process.  They have a passion and flair for food and demonstrate this regularly, whether it be showcasing their cooking talents with internal department team lunches or through innovation with new customers and visitors, they have the knack of ensuring everyone gets a tighter belt. 

If you are equally as passionate about food, new innovative ingredients and products, have a excellent sense of humour and want to GROW your career with the best food manufacturer in Yorkshire,  then this is the team for you.  This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly growing organisation who are pushing the boundaries of innovation in their sector.

The Role

In this role you’ll work closely with the NPD Technologists and Head of NPD developing samples for customers throughout the UK and Ireland. You will ensuring your attention to detail is second to none, checking recipes stringently for the correct weight and double checking the final product looks, tastes and smells good.

You will be responsible for the packaging of samples to customers and ensuring they arrive on time in the designated manner (chilled).   You will grab the ingredients from the factory to ensure you can make the samples and products up on time. You will cook, clean and have project work alongside your daily duties to ensure you are kept entertained and your creative juices flowing.

This role will be for the duration of your course of the first year, and provided your performance and the business grows sufficiently there may be an opportunity for this to become permanent after this time frame with further development and investment in training for you. You will get involved in taste-testing, specification writing and being all creative. This is a very creative and science based role so excellent for those school leavers wanting to join a rapidly expanding and invested in business.

You will have a sense of humour, be hard working and passionate about food. We are looking for someone who will be flexible to the business demands and offer competitive package and excellent training and development prospects tailored to your experience and development needs. 

We will look for a minimum of a GCSE in maths and English and ideally a GCSE in a science related subject. Interest in food is a must.

Hours of Work

 hour days Monday to  Friday 8-5. Start times will vary through the Summer and Winter as we go in and out of peak seasons. Overtime required in peak seasons.

Days / Shift Details

This role is to work Monday - Friday , however overtime may be required on weekends.

Career Progression/Post apprenticeship

Upon completion, if candidate has proven to be good then this will lead to a permanent role of a NPD Assistant with a wage of around £17k for the year.

Role will be very similar but the advantage is it is permanent and an increased wage.

Pay Details

£3.85 per hour with view to raise to £4.10 after 3 months.

May increase by more if the individual shows potential and willingness to learn.

 

Half hour for lunch unpaid. Two 15 minute breaks paid.

Contract Information

28 days holiday per year including bank holidays.

3% pension after 3 months.

12 month contract

 

Career Progression/Post apprenticeship

Upon completion, if candidate has proven to be good then this will lead to a permanent role of a NPD Assistant with a wage of around £17k for the year.

Role will be very similar but the advantage is it is permanent and an increased wage.


Please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.

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