The company’s apprenticeship programme provides opportunities to gain Intermediate, Higher or Advanced Apprenticeships in a range of specialisms. These include engineering, finance, HR, hygiene, learning & development, manufacturing, process technology, product development, Safety Health & Environment, supply chain, warehouse & logistics, facilities management and continuous improvement.
The move represents an increase of 16 apprenticeships on the previous year and the business said it demonstrated Bakkavor’s Early Careers commitment to modern day apprenticeships.
Locations where Bakkavor is bringing in apprentices
- Lincolnshire – 26 (Spalding 7, Sutton Bridge 2, Bourne 5, Boston 4, Holbeach 3, Barton Upon Humber 1)
- London – 13 (Premier Park 1, Elveden 3, Abbydale 4, Cumberland 5)
- Bo’ness, Scotland – 6
- Wigan, Greater Manchester – 5
- Tilmanstone, Kent – 3
- Newark, Nottinghamshire – 2
- Crewe, Staffordshire – 2
- Aston, Nantwich – 2
- Highbridge, Somerset – 1
Bakkavor has been running its apprenticeship programme for nine years and offers two levels of apprenticeship designed to combine employment, on-the job learning and work-based training.
The Advanced Apprenticeship runs for two years and is aimed at school leavers, typically those that have completed GCSEs and are starting in a new career. As an exception, Bakkavor’s Advanced Engineering Apprenticeships run for four years.