This apprenticeship offers learners the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to progress upwards and onwards in the produce industry.

Employer Overview

Our Produce apprenticeship can supplement a broad range of roles from operatives on automated lines, in packaging and distribution as well as sales through to technicians.

The qualifications within this suite provide fresh produce businesses with an opportunity to develop good practices and understanding. They allow skills and knowledge to developed in a wide variety of areas depending upon the type of business and processes/products that apply. Learners can qualify in areas as diverse as storage and handling, fresh produce processing, sales and service, packaging and distribution.

The broad menu of skills and knowledge within the qualifications can be chosen to reflect the role, responsibilities and development needs of learners. Learners can build skills in areas such as purchasing, ripening, storage, diagnosing problems, quality control, energy efficiency and transportation. They will also have access to technical knowledge and understanding.

Modules

 

Level 2 Apprenticeship sample units:

  • Understand how to cut fresh produce by hand
  • Understand how to control fresh produce washing operations
  • Principles of fresh produce ripening
  • Principles of fresh produce packaging
  • Display food products in a retail environment

Functional Skills: English and Maths, along with other qualifications are also included within the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship qualifications are completely bespoke to the specific needs of your business and employees. We’ll help you choose from over 200 available units.

Level 3 Apprenticeship sample units:

  • Understand how to design and develop fresh produce products
  • Carry out sampling for quality control in food operations
  • Principles of the fresh produce supply chain
  • Principles of food labelling in food operations
  • Analyse and report data

Functional Skills: English and Maths, along with other qualifications are also included within the apprenticeship.

Professional Progression

This apprenticeship is ideal for organisations looking to upskill or qualify their employees for the following sample positions:

  • Sales/Service Support Assistant
  • Fresh Produce Grading Operative

  • Warehouse and Storage Operative

  • Packing Operative

This apprenticeship is ideal for organisations looking to upskill or qualify their employees for the following sample positions:

 

  • Sales/Service Manager

  • Quality Manager

  • Warehouse and Storage Manager

  • Packaging Manager

 

Next Steps

Contact Strive Training’s Apprenticeship team on 0208 952 4856 or email apprenticeships@strivetraining.co.uk to find out more bout this apprenticeship.