Food Technologist

The Food Technologist apprenticeship gives learners the skills and knowledge needed for many positions in the food and drink industry.


Food Technologists are a growing force in the industry, with many different employment opportunities in the field. Working with an expert industry-experienced assessor, our Level 3 Food Technologist apprenticeship provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue a career in this dynamic sector.


Funding band: £18,000

Length: Minimum 18 months


  • Basic principles of environmental legislation
  • Basic principles of microbiology: common food pathogens and toxins, food hygiene
  • Basic principles of food chemistry: composition of food, food nutrition
  • How to carry out sensory analysis
  • Use and purposes of food industry standards (eg British Retail Consortium, Standard Operating Processes, Quality Management Systems and internal and external specifications)
  • Internal and external audit processes used in food businesses
  • How to collect, interpret and analyse data and complete documentation
  • Principles of raw materials: specifications, supply, storage, handling and quality assurance
  • The key principles of Continuous Improvement (CI) Management
  • Management systems used in food businesses: Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP), Good Hygiene Practices (GHP), process flow and risk management
  • Understanding of the drivers of costs and quality
  • Methods of pest control and pest prevention
  • The functions and processes used in new and existing product development (NPD and EPD)

Career Progression

  • Quality Technologist
  • Technical Manager
  • NPD Manager

Next Steps

To find out more how this apprenticeship can help and support your organisation call 0208 952 4856 or email apprenticeships@strivetraining.co.uk to find out more.