British meals producer Kepak has develop into the primary meals enterprise within the UK to supply free coaching locations in partnership with The Nationwide Expertise Academy for Meals & Drink, encouraging people to contemplate a profession the sector.
The Meals Passports initiative offers individuals the chance to finish programs regarding the food and drinks business, which can be utilized to assist kickstart a profession on the firm because of Kepak additionally pledging to ensure an interview for each candidate who full the programs.
Kepak has pledged to fund 100 coaching programs, with a further 100 locations on the firm being match-funded by The Nationwide Expertise Academy, taking the entire to 200.
The coaching locations can be found throughout Scotland, England and Wales at 4 Kepak websites situated in Aberdeen, Kirkham, Bodmin and Merthyr – the place the corporate just lately introduced a £5.5 million web site funding to assist meet rising demand for its merchandise.
On being the primary meals firm to pledge their help for the scheme, Cian Brief, Early Careers supervisor, Kepak Group mentioned: “It’s an thrilling time to be becoming a member of the meals business with many alternatives to start out a profession at Kepak being supplied and the Meals Passport scheme is a good way of gaining business information alongside creating needed abilities.
“Being the primary meals enterprise to pledge coaching locations and thru our partnership with the NSA supporting initiatives just like the Meals Passport scheme, we’ll hopefully encourage many to contemplate a profession within the business with long run profession prospects. At Kepak we’re dedicated to supporting native communities and being a superb employer, and this funding is additional proof of that dedication in motion.”
NSAFD chief government, Louise Cairns added: “Because it’s nationwide launch final 12 months, the Passport has gained appreciable help as an modern new recruitment route and it’s glorious to have companies like Kepak on board and pledging preferential recognition together with assured interviews for holders.”