Apprenticeships at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing

The National Centre for Food Manufacturing is seen as a national exemplar for its innovative apprenticeship provision and commitment to partnering with employers to develop and deliver apprenticeships to meet their needs. The NCFM aims to provide the best experience for apprentices through flexible delivery and innovative teaching and learning. We have worked with employers and the Trailblazer Groups to be able to offer a comprehensive range of new standards including the sector’s first Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeships.

A professionally accredited short course offer, including British Retail Consortium (BRC) accredited programmes, provide employers and apprentices with added value. Support for Functional Skills enables apprentices to advance their maths and English and attain the Functional Skills required by the relevant apprenticeship standard where needed. Our blend of Further and Higher Education for the Food Industry provides employers with access to apprenticeships from Levels 2 to 6 and a ‘one-stop shop’ through which they can meet the skills development needs of their employees.

Our Apprenticeships

Whether you are an employer wanting to enhance the skills within your business, an existing food industry employee looking to progress your career, or an aspiring apprentice wanting to pursue a rewarding STEM career in this dynamic industry, there has never been a better opportunity to pursue an apprenticeships. The National Centre for Food Manufacutring can help with our comprehensive apprenticeships offer for key industry career paths:

  • Food Science and Technology
  • Food Operations and Manufacturing Management
  • Food Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Agri-Produce and Supply Chain Management
  • Food Engineering (from September 2018) – information will be published shortly.

View our Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Work With Us

At NCFM we have worked with employers in the food industry for many years to develop training and educational provision to meet their needs. Apprenticeships are our forte and there has never been a better time for employers to take advantage of apprenticeships to increase productivity and performance by attracting and developing the very best talent and enabling them to nurture the talent within their business at every level.

Whether you want to help your employees get a foot on the career development ladder or aiming to fill a high level skills gap by attracting high-caliber new recruits or training existing employees NCFM can help. 

With extensive experience of working with employers to deliver apprenticeship schemes, the NCFM team are well able to advise employers on the new standards and qualifications and assist in matching standards to job roles and planning apprenticeships schemes.

The NCFM is a trusted partner of 250 UK food business when it comes to meeting the skills development needs of their employees, and we deliver Apprenticeships with many leading food businesses. Our partners include Addo Food Group, Bakkavor, Bidfood, Dalehead Foods, Summers Butchery Services, Greencore Group, Tulip, Dovecote Park, Fresttime, Finlays. JDM Food Group, Kerry, Nestle, Worldwide Fruit, University Academy Holbeach, Produce World Group, J.O. Sims Ltd, Greenvale AP, FreshLinc, Ripe Now and Lincolshire Field Products.