Business Apprenticeships


Stateside Foods has a long history of providing Career Paths for our people and we pledge to ensure that all employees have the opportunity to reach their full potential. As part of our commitment to supporting the next generation of talent, we are seeking apprentices to join us in a number of business critical areas across our site in Bolton.


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The Apprentice Scheme is designed to give you the opportunity to gain real experience within a vibrant and busy production environment. You will work in all key areas of the business whilst working towards a degree qualification and earning a competitive salary. The overall goal will be for you to gain knowledge and leadership skills to be able to deliver future business objectives and ensure excellent product standards that will continue to exceed our customers’ expectations.


On our four year Apprenticeship Scheme, you will have the opportunity to earn an Honours Degree in Business and Management, a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership and the full CMI Chartered Manager Status, all whilst undertaking various placements within our business.


This Degree Apprenticeship is suited to those looking to begin or develop a career at management level in a variety of disciplines across the business including but not limited to:









What is the Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship?

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship is a new approach to university level education which offers full time work with Stateside Foods, whilst studying towards a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. Apprentices will study a core curriculum across four years and attend approximately 24 teaching days per year on campus at University.


What you should expect:

CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership

Full CMI Chartered Manager Status – the highest status that can be achieved in the management profession.

BA (Hons) Business and Management degree

A highly competitive salary and brilliant benefits.

Continued support and encouragement in learning relevant skills within the industry through various different training and development activities.


Some of the Key Benefits:

Gaining a Degree Qualification without the student debt

6 Day paid Residential Training Programme

Social Events

Free gym membership at USN Bolton Arena

Occupational Health

Physiotherapy Provision

Cycle to Work Scheme

Service Awards

Free Car Parking Facilities

Also all other company benefits available to our employees


What you’ll need:

Prospective candidates will have Maths and English GCSE grade A-C or equivalent, and will require a minimum of 104-112 tariff points at A2 (BCC-BBC) or equivalent (such as DMM on BTEC Extended Diploma). ICT GCSE at grade A-C or equivalent is also desirable.


Still interested?

We are now accepting applications for our Apprenticeships to commence work in 2018. Suitable candidates will be invited for assessment days and interview processes. If you have any questions relating to the Apprenticeship Scheme you can contact our recruitment team on 01942 841200 or email us at


If you believe you have what it takes to become part of our success story, then download and complete the apprenticeship application form today and send it back to our recruitment team on



Work Experience

Interested in HR? Want to know more about Supply Chain or careers in Food Science? We are happy to consider Work Experience placements for students in the local area. Why not use this opportunity to get a taste of the job role that you might be considering. Spending time within a business environment will give you an insight into how a professional goes about their daily life. This experience can also be useful in preparing for future applications or interviews. If you are interested in finding out more, please speak with your School’s Work Experience Co-ordinator.