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Award win for UK’s first Level 3 Food Technologist Apprenticeship graduate

Kathryn Rose, who is currently studying her Level 6 qualification with Nottingham Trent University, won Apprentice of the Year at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.

Kathryn Rose
Kate Rose accepting her award

NTU student and Mondelez food technologist apprentice, Kate swept up the award for Apprentice of the Year at this year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.

The prestigious food and drink industry awards – sponsored by Menzies, Fowler Welch and Ingredion, amongst other industry giants – took place on 17 March 2022, awarding prizes across the spectrum to individuals and companies, spanning 18 categories.

This award comes after Kate's pivotal final assessment with Mondelez, investigating natural alternatives to sugar, which in turn formed part of the programme supporting the UK launch of Cadbury 30% reduced sugar chocolate.

Kathryn Rose Food Manufacturing Award
Kate Rose won the Food Manufacturing Excellence Award for Apprentice of the Year

Kate, who is currently studying her Level 6 Food Technologist Apprenticeship qualification with NTU’s School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, has been hailed by employer Mondelez as the first person in the UK to graduate to the Level 3 standard of the apprenticeship qualification.

Speaking on why she was initially attracted to studying Food Technology, Kate said: “I think the fact that the food industry is such a wide and diverse sector, you can go into scientific research as well as manufacturing, and the fact that it’s so broad really attracted me to work within the food industry.

“Also, everybody needs to eat and that means we’re at the forefront of sustainability and every action that everyone does. It’s really exciting to be a part of that industry.”

Not only has Kate been a pioneer in the completion of this qualification, she has also acted as an ambassador for other food industry apprentices, championing the cause at the House of Commons.

Published on 31 March 2022
  • Subject area: Sciences including sport sciences
  • Category: Current students; Press office; School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences