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
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