Trainee Dairy Technologist at Arla Foods

Start Date:
South West
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£17,000 annually
Review Date:
April 2018

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Review Score

7.7 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


Trainee dairy technologist involved in food trials, data analysis and collection. Implementation of theory learnt at college. Assignments

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


Developed problem solving skills, data collection and scientific research. Level 3 Health and safety at work and Level 2 food safety

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy the taught aspects of the course with a variety of subjects taught with a positive experience encouraged by all involved in both teaching sides and peer side. Site roles are varied and well committed to ensure adequate experience is built up

4. How valued do you feel by Arla Foods?


I feel that standards are set high and sometimes unattainable, feedback when positive is very fast in forthcoming just as with the negatives which is a good balance

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


My programme is well managed and structured with plenty of feedback received both positive and negative. the projects are delegated to me are regular and interesting

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


The training provider is very good at providing support and extra help where required, tutor is always available and willing to assist in any which way, a first class service.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


The employer also supports as well as the training provider providing time whilst on site to complete college work.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


The salary is adequate and meets living costs just about, regular travel payments help to supplement the wage to this level.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are a few events outside of work year round but most are organised by few rather than as a company based activity.

9. Would you recommend Arla Foods to a friend?


9b. Why?

positive progressive company to work for that supports and engages minds with a constant desire to improve.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Arla Foods?

Be yourself and keep calm,whatever will be will be with everyone ive ever met being positive kind and more than willing to give you there time. during onboarding take all the opportunities you can to build a base knowledge of how the site works and the products they produce. fully embrace the LEAN culture and get an understanding as soon as you can

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