Dale Farm

Dale Farm Aspire Programme - Higher Level Apprenticeship


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Dale Farm Aspire Programme

Dale Farm have unique new opportunities for candidates with an appetite to work in the fast paced environment of Food Manufacturing. Our Aspire Programme provides a defined career pathway to fast track management positions within our production sites.

The 2 year training programme will provide you with industry expert training, formal qualifications in Food Manufacture as well as robust on the job training programme taking you on a journey throughout the variety of specialist roles in your chosen manufacturing site.

The ambition is to provide you with the responsibility for the manufacturing process to deliver best in class standards and performance in efficiency, output, quality and safety to satisfy and exceed customer requirements whilst effectively managing teams of production operatives to ensure optimum performance.

The ideal candidates will be ambitious and proactive with a positive approach to work demonstrating reliability and a willingness to work flexible shift patterns.  Candidates will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

Applicants must have obtained or be expecting to achieve by August 2019 at least 3 A Levels Grades A-C or equivalent. 

These roles offer an attractive salary package with pension and life assurance as well as excellent opportunities for personal development and further career advancement with a leading blue chip food company.

The starting salary for this programme is £15,000.

To learn more about the company and to apply online please visit dalefarm.co.uk

Applications, must be received by 5.00pm on Thursday 15th August 2019

About Us

Dale Farm Cooperative is a UK dairy farmer co-operative owned by over 1200 dairy farmers who supply us with fresh milk. Dale Farm has operations throughout the UK and Ireland producing and distributing a wide range of dairy products which it sells across the UK and Ireland as well as exporting to over 45 countries worldwide.

At Dale Farm virtually every career discipline is represented in our workforce, from production, engineering and distribution, to sales & marketing and food technology/quality assurance, to Finance, HR and IT through to general management. Our standards are high and when we recruit we are looking for those with energy and drive, who are keen for responsibility and motivated to succeed with a record of achievement and with the potential to develop as the company grows.


Our culture is based on setting best in class standards, working to-wards and delivering on committed objectives, striving for constant improvement and involving everyone in the company. We strive to develop our people and harness everyone's contribution to deliver a winning team.

Equal Opportunities

The company is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to a safe, inclusive and relationship based workspace.


In return, we offer a high degree of responsibility, plenty of challenge, good opportunities for learning and personal development and rewarding benefit packages, all within a fast moving and results oriented environment.