Technical Level 3 Apprenticeship – Food Nutrition

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Technical Level 3 Apprenticeship – Food Nutrition

Manchester Metropolitan University – Faculty of Health and Education

Location: Manchester
Salary: £8.91 per hour
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th July 2021
Closes: 10th August 2021
Job Ref: eArcu-3873

Technical Services Level 3 Apprenticeship in Food Technology within Nutritional Sciences in the Faculty of Health and Education (fixed term 30 months)

Manchester Met University Technical Services are recruiting a Level 3 apprentice into the Food Nutrition team. The Food Nutrition team are part of the Faculty of Health and Education and include such specialisms as; Nutritional Science, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Psychology. The Faculty is ambitious and forward looking, its ambition supported by its external partners and the Universities senior team.

The right person

Why not earn while you learn? We are offering the opportunity for an enthusiastic and practically minded individual with good interpersonal skills to join our team of technical staff as an Apprentice Food Technology Technician. You will support the delivery of technical services within the Faculty, specifically supporting the Food Nutrition area, which includes several specialist areas eg food development, physical and sensory testing, food safety, microbiology and biochemistry. You will be employed as a member of the team alongside undertaking your level 3 apprenticeship leading to a nationally recognised qualification.

You will have a positive and flexible approach to your work.  You will be reliable and punctual as well as being motivated and willing to undertake all required training and allocated tasks. Having an ability to take direction and a desire to learn from constructive feedback.  We are seeking an individual who has an interest in this area of specialism or a broader interest in food and or nutrition. You will have the ability to work alongside others and be capable of working in a team, whilst striving to deliver excellent customer service.

Our Offer 

  • Competitive apprenticeship salary
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Positive and supportive working environment
  • Excellent staff training and development opportunities
  • The opportunity to work with our brilliant students.

Welcome to Technical Services

At Manchester Metropolitan, we have a talented workforce of 200 technicians within Technical Service who enable our researchers and underpin our students’ academic experience. Our technicians work with students and staff members in theatres, studios, workshops and laboratories, turning academic goals into practical realities. At Manchester Metropolitan we provide specialist technical support to staff and students working across a wide range of practical-based programmes across a broad range of disciplines. Strongly student-focused, the service makes a significant contribution to the student experience and the University’s learning and teaching, research and knowledge exchange agendas. The growing importance of practical elements of programmes and the University’s drive to deliver high-quality teaching and sector-leading research, places Technical Services at the heart of the University’s vision for the future

Recognising Our Talented Staff

In recent years recognition for the technical sector has been highlighted across the UK as an area of importance. In 2017 The Technician Commitment was created, this is a sector-wide initiative led by the Science Council (link), supported by the Gatsby Foundation (link) to help address key challenges facing technical staff working in Higher Education. Here at Manchester Metropolitan along with 96 other Universities we have signed the Technician Commitment pledge to support our technicians through increasing visibility & recognition, supporting career development and ensuring sustainable skills across the service. This is incredibly positive news for our technicians, recognising the essential role technicians play in enabling positive student outcomes.