Level 5 Food and Drink Engineer

Introduction to the Apprenticeship

Food and Drink Engineers maintain, manage, and install a diverse range of specialist equipment and technology used in the manufacture of food and drink products. Combining engineering competence with an understanding of the principles of food safety, science, and technology, their focus is on managing, maintaining, and continuously improving existing assets.

They operate within the confines and unique challenges of the sector. These include the variability of the product itself, the legal and regulatory framework, environment factors, and customer and consumer expectations and standards. They fulfil a variety of functions within food businesses, dealing with mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, process development, and project engineering.

Individuals with A level Maths or equivalent will be accepted onto this programme, we offer a pre entry maths programme for individuals that do not hold this level of Maths. Those who have not achieved English qualifications or those who do not have copies of their certificates will be required to complete Level 2 Functional Skills during their Apprenticeship Programme but must be working at Level 2 prior to the programme start date.

Apprenticeship Standard


Apprenticeship Qualification 


Industrial Continuous Improvement

Solid Body Mechanics

Food Factory Design

Analogue Electronics

Digital Systems and Microprocessors

Food Process Engineering

Applied Thermofluids

Food Packaging Systems And Machinery

Dynamics and Vibrations

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The Centre of Excellence in Agri-food Technology, Holbeach, Spalding PE12 7FJ

T: 01406 493000
E: ncfm@lincoln.ac.uk

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