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Are you ready to taste the sweetness that comes with well-earned success? Join the UK’s largest manufacturer in confectionery as an apprentice and, thanks to high-quality training and support from a mentor, you can!

Mondelez International has been offering apprenticeships in the UK and Ireland since the 1900s – so we know how to bring out the best flavours you have to offer. We currently employ 63 apprentices across different sites and areas of the UK and Ireland in Manufacturing and Engineering, and applications are open now for 2014.

Whichever apprenticeship you take up, you’ll become part of a positive team who’ll help you develop your skills on the job by sharing their knowledge and expertise. Add formal college course work to the mix and you’ll be a highly-skilled person with a bright future ahead of you, before you know it.


If you have a solid academic record and the people skills to match, the delicious world of Mondelez International could be yours to enjoy.

We’re looking for people who are hungry to learn and love nothing more than taking on a challenge. We’d also like you to have great attention to detail and an insatiable curiosity about the wider world. Our apprenticeships are open to people of all qualifications, but most of all, you should have a passion to build a successful future.


Our salaries start at £12,000 in year one, which rises to £14,000 in year two. Engineers then step up to around £16k in year three and around £18k in their fourth year. Wherever you join, you’ll find that this attractive salary is backed up with a mouthwatering array of benefits, including up to 27 days holiday per year, company pension scheme and a delicious staff discount.

Manufacturing apprenticeship

Learn what it takes to create confectionery perfection. For up to two and a half years, immerse yourself in the practical and theoretical elements of manufacturing operations within the food industry sector. That means learning about product process, plant operations, health & safety, world-class Continuous Improvement processes, routine maintenance activities and some technical training.

As well as taking the lead on a project with other apprentices, you’ll have the chance to polish your presentation skills and the opportunity to represent the company on the national stage. You’ll also get the chance to take eight, 12-week placements in one of our UK factories, be part of new product launches, energy reduction schemes, community projects and much, much more.

When you complete the apprenticeship, you’ll be awarded the Intermediate & Advanced Apprenticeship in Food and Drink. The opportunities for you afterwards are exciting. For example, previous apprentices have gone on to become plant operators, running fully automated production processes for brands such as Cadbury and Kenco, shift managers for teams of up to 70 people and quality systems administrators working with the manufacturing teams.


Products like our Marvellous Creations would be but a dream without the inventive work of our engineers. Join this apprenticeship programme and experience both the operational and technical sides of what we do. Over four years you’ll learn about a wide range of areas, such as manufacturing and packing equipment, the operation and maintenance of a number of fully automated production processes, factory quality, and hygiene and safety requirements.

After learning the engineering basics at a recognised college during your first year, you’ll be based in one of our UK factories where you’ll earn while you learn. There, you’ll gain knowledge of industrial scale computerised control systems and an understanding of world-class Continuous Improvement (Business Improvement) techniques, condition based monitoring, vibration analysis, and preventative maintenance. You’ll also have the opportunity to be part of unique projects like designing new production processes in collaboration with project teams and machinery suppliers.

At the end of the apprenticeship, you’ll be awarded an Advanced Maintenance Apprenticeship. After your second year, if you’ve got the passion and nous to keep learning, you will be able to apply to study towards further education (i.e. a foundation degree in an engineering discipline or HNC). There’s no limit to your potential at Mondelez International. Previous apprentices have gone on to become engineering technicians maintaining one of our fully automated production processes - making brands such as Trebor or Kenco and maintenance planners, working with the manufacturing teams to ensure all of our processes are correctly maintained.

Apply here.