Profile

British Sugar is the leading supplier to the UK and Ireland food and beverage markets.

As the sole processor of the UK sugar beet crop it produces more than 1 million tonnes of sugar in its 4 factories from 7 million tonnes of sugar beet. The company was the first to manufacture bioethanol in the UK at its Wissington site in Norfolk and seeks to turn all of its inputs into sustainable products.

Our business is not just about sugar, we have expanded the range of co-products we produce. These products include animal feed, soil conditioning, landscaping products and electricity. We are also involved in the bioethanol industry, seed coating and enhancement technology.

Our products are represented in the leading brands of international food and drink manufacturers. The scale and nature of our operations mean that behind every product is the total assurance of food safety, product traceability, security of supply and a commitment to product innovation.

Using our combined heat & power plants, we export enough electricity for 160,000 homes and use the combustion gases to grow around 140 million tomatoes and we invested in the UK’s first bioethanol plant, producing 70 million litres of renewable fuel.

You will find our sugar on supermarket shelves under the Silver Spoon brand, one of the UK’s leading food brands.

Find out more at the British Sugar website.
 

Apprenticeships

British Sugar offer apprenticeship opportunities in four industrial areas; Mechanical, Electrical, Process and Combustion Engineering and each annual intake will specialise in one of the four areas depending on our needs.

For September 2018, the focus for our intake will be Electrical Engineering. Our apprenticeship programme is four years, consisting of the following structure:


• Initial residential training period (up to two years) living with other British Sugar apprentices studying a mixture of theory and practical qualifications.
• Experience at one of four factory sites
• The final assessment and professional discussion
• An 'outward bound' course to learn confidence, team working, leadership, and communication skills

 

Salary & benefits

British Sugar has a competitive salary and benefits scheme. See the website for more details.

 

Requirements

Requirements are role dependant.

 

Apply

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British Sugar Bury Saint Edmunds, UK
07 Jun, 2019
Advanced Apprenticeship
Would you like an Apprenticeship with a Company that prides itself on Innovation, Sustainability and Manufacturing Excellence? Are you looking to learn through a mix of study and hands-on experience? If the answer is yes, read on to find out more about our Level 3 Process Engineering Apprenticeship. What you will do in your working day A typical day on site starts with a shift handover and briefing to bring you up to speed with your priorities for the day. You then work across various areas of the factory monitoring plant equipment, reviewing laboratory data and making adjustments to the process of making sugar as required. With the support of your manager, you will need to use your technical knowledge gained at college to make decisions, solve problems and carry out routine inspections and maintenance tasks. The training you will be getting You will gain Level 3 City & Guilds qualification in Process Technology from studying with our training provider, as well as various British Sugar internal and industry related courses to help you in your development e.g. Entry into Confined Spaces. We will develop your communications skills, problem solving and team working skills throughout the scheme using coaches and mentoring sessions, as well as through an Outward Bound programme in the Lake District. What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship On successful completion of the scheme you will become a qualified shift Technician where you will work both individually and as part of a manufacturing team.  The factory operations are large scale fast moving process plants where every day is different, they operate 24/7 and are controlled by the very latest sophisticated control systems. You will become an integral part of a team monitoring and operating the plant, processing the sugar beet crop to produce products such as sugar, animal feeds, bio gas, and bio-ethanol.
British Sugar Newark
07 Jun, 2019
Advanced Apprenticeship
Would you like an Apprenticeship with a Company that prides itself on Innovation, Sustainability and Manufacturing Excellence? Are you looking to learn through a mix of study and hands-on experience? If the answer is yes, read on to find out more about our Level 3 Process Engineering Apprenticeship. What you will do in your working day A typical day on site starts with a shift handover and briefing to bring you up to speed with your priorities for the day. You then work across various areas of the factory monitoring plant equipment, reviewing laboratory data and making adjustments to the process of making sugar as required. With the support of your manager, you will need to use your technical knowledge gained at college to make decisions, solve problems and carry out routine inspections and maintenance tasks. The training you will be getting You will gain Level 3 City & Guilds qualification in Process Technology from studying with our training provider, as well as various British Sugar internal and industry related courses to help you in your development e.g. Entry into Confined Spaces. We will develop your communications skills, problem solving and team working skills throughout the scheme using coaches and mentoring sessions, as well as through an Outward Bound programme in the Lake District. What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship On successful completion of the scheme you will become a qualified shift Technician where you will work both individually and as part of a manufacturing team.  The factory operations are large scale fast moving process plants where every day is different, they operate 24/7 and are controlled by the very latest sophisticated control systems. You will become an integral part of a team monitoring and operating the plant, processing the sugar beet crop to produce products such as sugar, animal feeds, bio gas, and bio-ethanol.
British Sugar Wissington
07 Jun, 2019
Higher Apprenticeship
Would you like an Apprenticeship with a Company that prides itself on Innovation, Sustainability and Manufacturing Excellence? Are you looking to learn through a mix of study and hands-on experience? If the answer is yes, read on to find out more about our Level 3 Process Engineering Apprenticeship. What you will do in your working day A typical day on site starts with a shift handover and briefing to bring you up to speed with your priorities for the day. You then work across various areas of the factory monitoring plant equipment, reviewing laboratory data and making adjustments to the process of making sugar as required. With the support of your manager, you will need to use your technical knowledge gained at college to make decisions, solve problems and carry out routine inspections and maintenance tasks. The training you will be getting You will gain Level 3 City & Guilds qualification in Process Technology from studying with our training provider, as well as various British Sugar internal and industry related courses to help you in your development e.g. Entry into Confined Spaces. We will develop your communications skills, problem solving and team working skills throughout the scheme using coaches and mentoring sessions, as well as through an Outward Bound programme in the Lake District. What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship On successful completion of the scheme you will become a qualified shift Technician where you will work both individually and as part of a manufacturing team.  The factory operations are large scale fast moving process plants where every day is different, they operate 24/7 and are controlled by the very latest sophisticated control systems. You will become an integral part of a team monitoring and operating the plant, processing the sugar beet crop to produce products such as sugar, animal feeds, bio gas, and bio-ethanol.