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Process Operator Apprentice

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    York, North Yorkshire

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    Anne Oxton

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    about 1 year ago

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Process Operator Apprenticeship

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive-a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With over 150 years of experience, Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at


Job location: York

Cargill's plant in York is a production facility at the hub of the UK cocoa and confectionery industry. As part of Cargill's cocoa and chocolate business, we produce a full range of chocolate for various applications for customers in the confectionery, biscuit, bakery and dairy industries.

Over the course of the three-year apprenticeship, you will work as part of the production team, learning the process and operational skills required to successfully support the operation of one of our production departments

The key responsibilities for the Process Operator Apprentice are:

* Train in the safe and effective operation of machinery and equipment on the plant
* Learn to use a central display screen to monitor the plant and identify issues
* Carry out in-process quality control checks and other analytical checks
* Carry out routine operational tasks
* Learn to identify and resolve problems within the process
* Participation in projects and community activities
* Study towards Level 3 Food and Drink Advanced Process Operator


* Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C/grade 4, equivalent or higher including Maths, English and Science
* Ability to demonstrate a genuine desire to work in an engineering/manufacturing environment
* Inquisitiveness and strong desire to learn
* Strong problem solving ability
* Team work and communication skills
* A social approach to work

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, flexible and able to show a sound social approach to the company and other employees. You will be able to work as part of a team with the capability to learn several jobs and have plant problem solving ability, as well as being able to communicate well with other employees. You will be able to work under pressure and apply yourself conscientiously.

You will study alongside the job; undertaking training and development on a block release basis at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing - University of Lincoln.

The position will initially start as a days-based role, working 40 hours per week, and will move into shifts which involve 12-hour shifts on a 4 on 4 off pattern. The shifts are planned to cover the plant 365 days per year, 24 hours per day.

Our Offer
In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast-paced stimulating environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.
Interested? Then please send us your CV and cover letter today.
The recruitment process and your data

This role is managed by Cargill's recruitment partner, Morson International. By submitting your CV for this role, you are providing your consent to your CV and application details being sent to Morson International for the purposes of managing the recruitment process. If you have any questions about how Morson International will use your data for this application process please contact Anne Oxton via 0161 707 1516. If you have any questions about how Cargill will use your data for this application process please contact