Bakkavor launches 2023 apprenticeship programme

By Gwen Ridler

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Bakkavor has opened its 2023 apprenticeship programme
Bakkavor has opened its 2023 apprenticeship programme

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Fresh prepared foods manufacture Bakkavor has launched its 2023 apprenticeship programme, with 80 roles up for grabs.

To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week (6-12 February), the manufacturer has opened applications for its September cohort.

Bakkavor is looking for 80 individuals to work in its 23 manufacturing sites across the UK – Scotland, Wigan, London, Newark and Kent – including 30 apprenticeships in engineering and 10 in manufacturing.

Variety of roles

Other roles are available across finance, human resources, food technology, business administration, safety health & environment, supply chain and continuous improvement. The programme also provides opportunities to gain higher and advanced apprenticeships.

Donna-Maria Lee, chief people officer at Bakkavor, said: “As the UK’s leading provider of fresh prepared food, we aim to attract and develop the best talent in the business. We’re extremely proud of our award-winning Apprenticeship programme as it offers a broad range of opportunities for people interested in starting a career with us, in a fast-moving and dynamic business.”

This year’s intake of apprentices represented an increase of 20 roles from the previous year and 36 more than the number that were offered in 2021.

Apprenticeship history

Bakkavor has been running its apprenticeship programme for 10 years and offers two levels of apprenticeship designed to combine employment, on-the job learning and work-based training.

The manufacture described the apprenticeship roles as providing “real responsibility from day one” ​and allow apprentices to “contribute to key business activities and projects”.

Applications for Bakkavor’s 2023 apprenticeships are open now, with more information available through the manufacturer’s website.

Meanwhile, check out the finalists at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards vying to be crowned Apprentice of the Year this week.

Bakkavor apprenticeships

Bakkavor has been running its apprentice programme for 10 years and offers two levels of apprenticeship that are designed to combine employment, off-the job learning and work-based training.

The Advanced Apprenticeship runs for two years and is aimed at school leavers, typically those who have completed GCSEs and are starting in a new career. As an exception, Bakkavor’s Advanced Engineering Apprenticeships is four years.

The Higher Apprenticeship runs for two years, except Engineering which is four, and is aimed at those who have typically gained A-Level qualifications and are hoping to fast-track their career.

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