Kellogg seeks new manufacturing apprentices

Kellogg's Manchester factory is recruiting for apprentices

Kellogg is the latest food manufacturer to launch an apprenticeship recruitment drive during this year’s National Apprenticeship Week (NAW).

Kellogg is recruiting manufacturing and distribution apprentices at its Manchester factory. Kellogg’s five-year apprenticeship schemes consisted of a year in college, followed by four years working on the factory floor, it said.

Applications are open until March 31, Kellogg said.

Kellogg Manchester factory director Tony O’Brien said: “The factory [in Manchester] has been a central part of the local community for more than 75 years, and we are keen to nurture local, ambitious talent.

‘Kick start their career’

“With a few places up for grabs, each apprentice will have the opportunity to gain great exposure to key areas of manufacturing and kick start their career by becoming an industry expert.”

Successful applicants would gain qualifications including a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level three in food manufacturing excellence, and a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in electrical/mechanical engineering, by the end of the apprenticeship.

Kellogg revealed the recruitment drive on the second day of NAW, which runs until Friday (March 10). NAW comprises of a series of events aimed at encouraging more people to choose apprenticeships.

Kellogg Manchester boss’s FMEA nomination
  • Kellogg’s Manchester factory director Tony O’Brien was nominated for the Me and My Factory – editor’s choice award at last year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.
  • Register your interest for this year’s awards now

NAW coincided with chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Budget, due to be revealed on Wednesday [March 8]. Hammond is set to unveil a £500M-a-year plan to elevate technical education to the same status as university education, it was believed.

Apprenticeship recruitment drives

Meanwhile, food manufacturer Bakkavor also began apprenticeship recruitment drives this NAW, while Premier Foods gave young people tips in becoming apprentices.

Bakkavor revealed it would take on 40 new apprentices this year in manufacturing, engineering, development and HR roles. The ready meals maker said successful applicants would gain “real responsibility” from day one, while studying towards a “relevant, nationally recognised qualification”.

Premier Foods advised young people to think long-term and to keep an open-mind when considering an apprenticeship. Apprentices should exploit their opportunity to develop, and shouldn’t underestimate how exciting the food sector can be, it said.

 

Apprenticeships – key employer benefits
  • Qualified apprentices were 15% more employable than those with other qualifications
  • There were more than 250,000 employer workplaces with an apprentice in 2014/15
  • Apprenticeships boosted productivity to businesses by on average £214 per week
  • Apprenticeships enabled businesses to grow their skills base resulting in increased profits, lower prices and better products
  • 87% of employers were satisfied with their apprenticeship programme
  • 76% of employers said productivity has improved
  • Traineeships offered small businesses an opportunity to help build a pool of high-quality future recruits

Source: Department for Education Apprenticeship Core Brief – November 2016

Employers, schools, colleges and training providers can download toolkits containing National Apprenticeship Week event and activity suggestions.

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