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Project Management


"Food manufacturing is something that has always interested me, in a sense of wanting to know how quality products could be produced on a large scale and how all the processes fit together. Coming from a scientific and engineering background, I wanted to find out more about the finer details of the manufacturing process.
As well as this, apetito provide food to the most vulnerable people in our society. Being such a ‘foodie’ myself, I know how big an impact a good meal can have on your mood and general well-being, so the company’s mission resonated with me."


Making a real difference in Project Management

I started as a Graduate Project Engineer in January 2017, working in the Health & Safety team to explore projects that would reduce the company’s risk of fire and also improve the energy use of the factory. After my first year I moved from Health and Safety into Engineering, where I carried out a composite panel replacement project, and was responsible for looking at effluent minimisation. I was also involved in facilitating the transition of maintenance engineering shift patterns from a 16-hour day coverage to 24-hour coverage. I have recently moved internally again, where I now work as a Project Manager in the New Product Development team. Here I am tasked with how to improve the overall product, system and service for apetito's Carte Choix range. 

With regards to training and development, I have been on numerous seminars from energy and sustainability, to safety regulations for industrial ammonia refrigeration. Currently I am enrolled onto Lean six sigma training to achieve my green belt.

There are loads of positives about working for apetito. The fact you are given a real chance by the company to move around, to grow and develop is something you don’t find very often. One of the main things I love about working at apetito is the people we have here. Despite it being a fairly large company, it feels like everyone knows everyone! Staff here are friendly and eager to help out, especially if you’re a graduate trying to make a real difference.

Product Development at apetito

Our Product Development team are responsible for identifying and delivering new product innovations and  driving continuous food improvement. Our team of chefs, technologists and nutrition experts work collaboratively to develop new products that create competitive advantage, support long-term sustainable growth and make a real difference for our customers. Working very closely with many teams across the business, they manage the development of new food products from concept through to launch, the identification and implementation of nutrition and food quality improvements, and also support manufacturing and purchasing initiatives.

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