"I'm already enjoying being able to apply learning directly to my work role"
Andrew Johnston is a new product Development Chef at ASDA, as well as a Food Technology Degree Apprentice at Hallam.
"The apprenticeship helps me understand the functions of more of the business."
"I wanted to do a degree apprenticeship to expand my knowledge and skill set of the food industry, to learn a whole new area of the food manufacturing industry that I would not have had the chance to experience if it were not for the opportunities available between businesses such as ASDA and Sheffield Hallam University.
I started in September 2018 and I'm already enjoying being able to apply learnings directly to my work role, as well as the real world application. I have a very unique job role within our business (Development Chef for all of ASDA Own label – whereby I analyse insights from food and drink trends across the industry and bring conceptual food ideas to life through workshops), the apprenticeship helps me understand the functions of more of the business – in particular the technical aspects, and in return how I can better innovate moving forward."
An apprenticeship course you can complete while working in a related job role, qualifying as a degree-level food technology professional.
"Sheffield Hallam has fantastic facilities and lecturers with vast knowledge. However, if you are considering applying, I would say don't take the apprenticeship lightly – plan ahead and utilise it to develop your personal career."