Bakkavor to recruit 38 apprentices in 2020

By Dan Colombini contact

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he programme has vacancies nationwide, spanning across a variety of functional roles including engineering, manufacturing, technical, process, procurement, finance, HR and new product development
he programme has vacancies nationwide, spanning across a variety of functional roles including engineering, manufacturing, technical, process, procurement, finance, HR and new product development

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Fresh food giant Bakkavor is to double its apprenticeship programme by recruiting 38 new apprentices in 2020.

The firm has been running its programme for seven years and said it was committed to further developing the skills of enthusiastic individuals who want to embark on a career in the food manufacturing industry.

The programme has vacancies nationwide, spanning across a variety of functional roles including engineering, manufacturing, technical, process, procurement, finance, HR and new product development.

Key business activities

Successful applicants would experience real responsibility from day one, contributing to key business activities and projects, while at the same time studying towards a relevant, nationally recognised qualification, explained the firm.

The programme also focuses on the development of life skills by encouraging apprentices to get involved with local community projects and charity initiatives.

In addition to the group apprenticeship programme, there are currently 300 existing employees completing apprenticeship qualifications, which, Bakkavor noted, highlighted the importance of apprenticeships to the group.

‘Attract the best’

Donna-Maria Lee, HR director at Bakkavor Group, said: “A key focus for us is to have a great apprenticeship programme that helps us to attract the best and brightest people to Bakkavor and supports our commitment to early careers.

“Our apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity for people to gain real world experience and responsibility within a range of functions while achieving an accredited qualification. We are committed to playing an active role in nurturing talent in the food industry and our apprenticeships are just one of the great ways we do this​.”

In July, 21 apprentices successfully completed prepared foods maker Bakkavor’s apprenticeship programme​ at its Wigan site, bringing the total at the time to 78.

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