Princes launches data skills training for employees

By Gwen Ridler

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Princes has launched a new training programme in partnership with Multiverse. Image: Multiverse
Princes has launched a new training programme in partnership with Multiverse. Image: Multiverse

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Food and drink manufacturer Princes has partnered with digital apprenticeships provider Multiverse to launch a new training academy to empower its employees with advanced analytics and data skills.

An initial cohort of 50 Princes employees across multiple business functions – including commercial, finance, IT, HR, supply chain, operations and strategy and innovation – will be offered a chance to develop data understanding and technical skills.

Participants will either take part in a 13-month data literacy course, an 18-month data fellowship, or a degree-level advanced data fellowship.

Harness data

Princes hoped that colleagues trained by Multiverse will be better able to harness data to help make the transition from manual to automated data processing practices within the business, while explore new avenues for revenue growth.

Connie Emerson, group strategy and transformation director and programme sponsor at Princes said: “Through this collaboration, we’re confident that our Princes apprentices will build expert knowledge and improve the business’s approach to data analysis and planning.

“Our Multiverse-trained cohorts of apprentices will support Princes in making informed and data driven decisions to turbo-charge our growth and success.”

The first cohort of 25 Princes colleagues began their studies in December 2023, with more than 40 more planned to start in 2024.

People focused values

Princes’ investment in this new training followed the introduction of a refresh of its people-focused company values, which aimed to enhance business culture and future preparedness.

William Hofmann, head of analytics and programme lead at Princes added: “The launch of our Analytics & Data Academy is a great opportunity for Princes colleagues from across the business to grow their skillset and diversify their value and capabilities as professionals.

“Across the Group, this increased data literacy will allow our teams to recognise business and revenue opportunities, and modernise our practices across a number of business functions.”

Meanwhile, smoothie brand Innocent Drinks has teamed up with London’s Museum of Brands to teach students across the UK about new product development​ in a series of interactive workshops.

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