Kirklees College

Industry Approved Provider: Engineering Food Operations Supply Chain

Kirklees College is one of the largest colleges in Yorkshire and offers a vast range of courses, Apprenticeships and study options. The college has eight training centres including specialist Engineering and Process Manufacturing centres in Huddersfield.

In 2012, a project group, involving manufacturing businesses Nufarm UK Limited, Syngenta, Kirklees College and YCF, developed a process manufacturing training centre for the chemical, pharmaceutical and food manufacturing industries in the Leeds City Region and beyond, the Process Manufacturing Centre (PMC). Following a successful bid from the Leeds City Region Growth Fund, the centre was built and opened in 2016.

The PMC is a state-of-the-art process manufacturing training facility, providing a fully operational process manufacturing batch plant supported by a control room with a state-of-the-art control system. The adjoining classrooms, analytical laboratory, IT and learning resource facilities provide ‘on the job’ training, which is supported by the adjacent facilities of the college’s highly acclaimed Engineering Centre.

This project supports Apprenticeship routes in:

  • food and drink process/operation technicians
  • food and drink engineering maintenance technicians
  • pharmaceutical - science manufacturing techniques

The college is working in close partnership with a number of businesses in the food and drink industry including Nestle.

Kirklees College

Huddersfield Centre
Waterfront Quarter
Manchester Road
West Yorkshire

Tel: 01484 437070

Courses we offer

Food & Drink Advanced Process Operator, Level 3

Food and Drink Advanced Process Operators work in one of the largest, most dynamic and fastest growing sectors of industry.

Food & Drink Maintenance Engineer, Level 3

Food and Drink Mechanical Maintenance Engineers will mainly work with mechanical and electrical equipment and production systems. Food and Drink Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineers will work with mechanical and electrical equipment plus highly automated programmable control systems.

Food & Drink Process Operator, Level 2

Process Operators work in the manufacturing sector of the food and drink industry. They may be employed in
a company that specialises one type of product, e.g. ready meals, soft drinks or confectionery, or in a company that makes a wide range of different products.

Supply Chain Operator, Level 2

This is an entry-level apprenticeship which provides the foundation knowledge skills & experience for the role of Supply Chain Operator within occupational areas in the Supply Chain industry.

Supply Chain Practitioner (FMCG) Level 3

Supply Chain is at the heart of every business – it is a system of organisations, people, activities, information and resources involved in moving products or services from supplier to customer.