Pladis( formerly United Biscuits) bakes some of the UK’s best loved sweet and savoury biscuits and cakes, including national favourites such as McVitie’s Digestives, McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes, Jacob’s Cream Crackers, Carr’s Table Water biscuits and go ahead! Theyoffer two degree apprenticeships:
- Food technology Degree Apprenticeship ( Level 6)
Over the course of 4 years, you will be undertaking a BSc degree in Food Science & Technology. In parallel, you will be fulfilling the role of technologist at pladis, within the Safety, Quality, Security and Environment or Research & Development teams, whilst developing industry knowledge and identifying best practice opportunities.Roles come with a diverse set of responsibilities. These range from ensuring Quality Assurance and food safety to product innovation and supporting the identification of the latest trends and technologies, putting your degree learning into practice as you develop with pladis.
Entry Requirements: A-levels , DDE including a Science subject; or BTEC Extended Diploma , MPP, including relevant Science modules; or 64 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A-level equivalent in a Science subject. You will also need GCSE Maths and English at C / Grade 4 or above.
- Commercial Degree Apprenticeship ( level 6)
This apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to rotate across different commercial roles, whilst studying part-time for a BA (Hons) Business Studies. On completion of your degree, you will be awarded a Chartered Manager Status qualification (CMgr MCMI). The rotational placements will build commercial acumen with a focus on understanding our retailers, brands, consumers and channels as well as exploring how the category, shopper and MS&P teams support our business objectives. Roles will include time spent in field sales, marketing, head office sales team as well as our project management team. You will be expected to deliver on KPIs to drive growth in particular channel and / or products, and align plans and strategies to the brand visions.
Entry requirements: A-levels – BBC or 112 UCAS pts in a minimum of two subject areas or existing Level 3 qualifications. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative. Minimum Level 2 English, Maths & ICT.
Depending on your apprenticeship programme, you will be working in one of these locations:
Factories: Glasgow, Carlisle, Liverpool, Manchester, Halifax, Leicester and London
Midlands Distribution Centre: Ashby-De-La-Zouch
HQ: Hayes, London
R&D Centre of Excellence: High Wycombe
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