Bakkavor creates 86 new apprenticeship roles in 2024

By Gwen Ridler

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Bakkavor is creating 86 apprenticeships for 2024 across its entire business. Image: Bakkavor
Bakkavor is creating 86 apprenticeships for 2024 across its entire business. Image: Bakkavor

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Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor Group is to create 86 new apprenticeship roles across the business nationwide.

This year represents a record intake for the manufacturer, with the number of roles available up from 60 on offer in 2022 and almost double the number available in 2021 (44).

Roles span a number of disciplines, including food technology, health and safety, supply chain management, operations, finance and business administration. Bakkavor is also offering a ‘record’ 26 roles specifically relating to engineering.

Locations where Bakkavor is bringing in apprentices

  • Lincolnshire - 39 (Spalding 17, Bourne 10, Boston 4, Holbeach 4, Sutton Bridge 2, Barton 2)
  • London - 15 (Abbeydale 3, Cumberland 4, Harrow 3 Elveden 4, Premier Park 1)
  • Scotland - 12 (all at Bo’ness)
  • Northwest - 7 (Crewe 2, Nantwich 5)
  • Kent – 6 (all at Tilmanstone, Deal)
  • Nottinghamshire – 4 (all at Newark)
  • Somerset – 3 (Highbridge 1, Devizes 2)

Range of opportunities

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 our sector and our Apprenticeship Programme offers a broad range of opportunities for people interested in starting a career in a fast-moving and dynamic business.

“Over the last decade, many of our apprentices have gone on to have varied and interesting long-term careers with us. As a community-based business, we are extending apprenticeship opportunities across our sites, allowing us to create career opportunities for people in many key regions around the UK.

“This year will be our biggest apprenticeship programme in a decade – we have seen its value to our business and we are delighted to create further opportunities for people in the communities in which we operate.”

More than a decade of apprenticeships

Now in its 11th​ year, Bakkavor’s apprenticeship programme offers two levels of apprenticeship that are designed to combine employment, on-the job learning and work-based training.

Bakkavor gives its new apprentices ‘real responsibility’ from day one, enabling them to contribute to key business activities and projects, while also allowing for time to study towards a nationally recognised qualification.

There is also the opportunity to develop life skills through involvement in local community and charity initiatives and visiting schools as Apprentice Ambassadors. 

Meanwhile, learn more about the finalists for the Future Talent Award​ at the 2024 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.

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