As Process Operator apprentice you will be working in the manufacturing sector of the food and drink industry. You may be employed in a company that specialises one type of product, eg ready meals, soft drinks or confectionery, or in a company that makes a wide range of different products. Process Operators typically work on production lines within food manufacturing plants. You will learn excellent manufacturing processes and how to use highly automated equipment and technology that ensures your company remains competitive and produces food and drink products to strict food safety and quality standards. As the apprentice you will gain a solid grounding in most aspects of food production and manufacturing and develop a good level of product knowledge.

Entry Requirements

Typically, employers are looking for candidates with four GCSEs at level 4 and above.  Which is equivalent to a grade C and above on the old system. College graduates and university graduates are also welcomed. If you have a similar qualification or extensive experience in a similar job role, please get in touch with us to discuss this further (0115 975 9550).

Functional Skills

If you do not have the required English and maths grades at GCSE level 4 when undertaking your apprenticeship, Remit can support a functional skills course. This course will ensure you have the level 4 required to undertake your endpoint assessment.


This apprenticeship will typically take 18 months to complete.


You will be earning at least the national apprenticeship minimum wage.


This is a level 2 apprenticeship – which is equivalent to 5 GCSE passes.


An apprenticeship gives the apprentice the opportunity to gain a highly regarded qualification while developing their knowledge, skills and behaviour in a full-time paid job.


Your end-point assessment will include three distinct components:

  • A written knowledge test answered through multiple choice questions
  • A workplace-based practical observation of skills
  • A professional dialogue and interview, which is undertaken after all other endpoint assessment components have been successfully completed.


During the apprenticeship, the apprentice will have day to day support from their employer and have a dedicated Remit Development Coach who will visit them in their workplace to give regular 1-2-1 training and support.