Developing future talent

“The Britvic apprenticeship scheme is individually tailored to each apprentice, ensuring we all benefit from training which is relevant and useful to us. Working alongside the engineers on site whilst being at college helps provide real world examples to back up theory work done at college and also develop strong working relationships.”

Jack Taylor Engineering apprentice

Apprenticeship scheme

This September we celebrated the graduation of our second cohort of engineering apprentices, with fi ve of the graduates offered full time engineering technician roles within Britvic. The four-year, award-winning programme, which combines studying with on-the-job training, aims to address the shortage of engineering skills in the UK. Over the course of the programme, apprentices earn many qualifi cations and graduate with at least an NVQ Level 3 qualifi cation. In addition to receiving support from a mentor, technical buddies also help guide the apprentices.

Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, said: “Britvic has clearly recognised the huge value apprentices bring to its business, and this new intake of apprentices can look forward to high quality training and a regular wage as they set up for a rewarding career.

“All industries need to invest in skills to be competitive in a global market, and Britvic is setting a prime example for the food and drinks industry with its commitment to growing a skilled workforce.”

Gaynor Waring, GB Director of HR, commented: “We are extremely proud of our graduates and are confi dent their talent will help to drive the continued success of Britvic. Skilled electrical and mechanical engineers are at the heart of our business, which is why we invest so much in their training and development.

Britvic currently has nineteen apprentices participating in our apprenticeship scheme across four GB sites

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