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Title:  Apprentice Dairy Technologists

City:  Manchester
Department:  Operations & Production

Manchester, GB, M17 1TU Droitwich, GB, WR9 0LW Market Drayton, GB, TF9 3SQ Severnside, GB, GL10 2DG Bridgwater, GB, TA6 6DF Hanworth, GB, TW13 7ND

Start your journey of Growth with Müller


Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller which employs 26,000 people throughout Europe. In the UK, Müller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from 1,500 farmers in Britain.

Müller is ranked at No.17 in The Grocer’s Top 100 list of Britain’s Biggest Brands, and it is also Britain’s most chosen dairy brand, picked from shelves more than 182 million times each year. 


A family organisation with a long history and an exciting future. You’ll find genuine team spirit here and a culture where the individual is truly prized.  Müller is a place where you can achieve your ambitions within a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment.  Join our passionate people as we continue to grow, improve and make today even better than yesterday. 

A bit about the role …

This is an exciting opportunity to join Müller in new upcoming Apprentice roles as Dairy Technologists. We are growing fast and we need future leaders to grow with us!


We focus on continuous learning to develop not only our business but our people. This 2 year Apprenticeship program is designed to deliver top class future Müller professionals for our Process, Continuous Improvement, Production, Quality and Automation functions.


You will be working at our dairy in Manchester. Your development journey will be strategically guided by Mentors/Müller’s Central Technical team to give you a thorough learning of all aspects of the business operation. You will be given responsibilities through involvement in various activities, initiatives and the chance to execute and lead projects in line with R&D, technical, manufacturing, sustainability and improved efficiency efforts, across multiple site locations.


The Dairy Technologists Apprenticeship training will be delivered via blended approach of distance learning and block release for hands on practical training in a purpose built state of the art training facility in Cheshire. The rest of the time will be spent learning the roles of each function in rotation, putting the know-how to practice and good use to the business - all supported and nurtured by an inspiring workplace mentor.


Advanced Dairy Technologists Degree (2 year programme)

The degree will cover key science principles associated with dairy, lean manufacturing techniques and environmental sustainability:


  • Milk production and its chemical composition
  • Milk microbiology and processing conditions that impact the product properties, quality and safety
  • Principles of dairy process design, engineering and level of automation and its impact on plant performance
  • Dairy unit operations and their impacts on the product quality, functionality and product shelf life
  • New product development
  • Legislation and guidelines applicable to manufacture of dairy products
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Environmental sustainability and waste management 
  • Test methods and applications, product quality testing, sensory evaluation, in-line and off-line.
  • Dairy process environment, hygiene, design and control


What we can do for you?

  • Investing in our Dairy Technologists Apprentices is crucial to the future success of Müller. At Müller you receive the highest standard of training supported by our champions in the field.
  • You will receive periodic career guidance that truly embraces your talent to enjoy a purpose driven career
  • At the end of the Apprenticeship programme you will gain the following awards:
    Level 5 Foundation Degree in Dairy Technology
    Level 3 Food Safety
    Level 3 HACCP
    Level 3 Health and Safety
    What You will Need?
  • A minimum of 3 GCSEs Maths, English and Science plus 1 A level or equivalent preferably in Maths or Science

  • Flexibility to stay and travel to accommodation for the purpose of project work or learning activities at other Müller sites work (expenses will be covered)

  • Full UK Driving Licence is preferred
  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Must not be engaged in other full time education
  • Must be living in the UK
    What to Expect?
  • Hours: A full time role of 40 hours / week
  • Pay: competitive salary (internal Müller applicants welcomed - salary capping in place)
  • Make some friends for life with true professionals


  • What you will bring?
  • An infectious desire to drive your future and accelerate your career.
  • A consistent focus on the consumer at the heart of all activities
  • A collaborative mindset to support peers
  • Be comfortable in managing the apprenticeship workload alongside business tasks against tight deadlines
  • A technical curiosity to learn
  • A mindset that is eager to make an impact on an enormous scale and looking for greatness.


If this sounds like something you’d like to be part of, we’d love to talk!  Please apply at www.mullercareers.co.uk


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