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Food & Drink Engineering Apprentice

This is an opportunity to work as an apprentice within our engineering team helping to maintain, manufacture and package one of the most famous ciders in the country.

As an engineering apprentice you will be based within our engineering team, to technically support the manufacturing and technical areas of the business.  This is a role for anybody who wants to pursue a career in a technical role, enjoys engineering and thrives in a team environment.

Over the 3 year programme you will gain a strong foundation of knowledge, gain skills and learn from industry experts within our teams on our bespoke award winning apprenticeship programme.


Thatchers Cider Company

As one of the top cider-making businesses in the world we are proud of what we have achieved, and we are even more excited about our plans for the future.  We continue to experience huge growth of our Brands through industry-leading levels of investment in marketing, people development, innovation and world class technical enhancements in cider mill machinery.  As a fourth generation family cider-maker, founded in 1904, we are very proud of our Somerset roots and our close proximity to Bristol means an easy commute if you like the city life.


Thatchers People

The Thatchers team is action-orientated, adaptable and resourceful with high levels of resilience to compete in an exciting yet competitive market place.  We work hard and, together, we achieve great things.  We have a desire to learn, a thirst for knowledge and a passion for quality cider that customers enjoy across the world.


Training & Development

We know it is a big decision to take your first steps in a career and at Thatchers we ensure that we give you all the training, support and development you need to succeed.  What we ask in return is hard-work and trust and for you to share the same enthusiasm and passion for our business as we do.

You will complete the L3 food and drink engineering apprenticeship in food and drink in partnership with our training provider, Bridgewater & Taunton College.  At the start of this journey we will review your skills and ambitions to create a training plan that meets your individual needs.  As part of our Young Talent Programme we will develop your skills and knowledge through a range of business seminars and networking opportunities that will give you a thorough insight into our industry and business.


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