British meals producer Kepak has turn out to be the primary meals enterprise within the UK to supply free coaching locations in partnership with The Nationwide Abilities Academy for Meals & Drink, encouraging people to think about a profession the sector.
The Meals Passports initiative provides members the chance to finish programs regarding the foods and drinks trade, 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 an extra 100 locations on the firm being match-funded by The Nationwide Abilities Academy, taking the whole to 200.
The coaching locations can be found throughout Scotland, England and Wales at 4 Kepak websites positioned 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 Quick, Early Careers supervisor, Kepak Group mentioned: “It’s an thrilling time to be becoming a member of the meals trade with many alternatives to start out a profession at Kepak being provided and the Meals Passport scheme is an effective way of gaining trade data alongside growing mandatory 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 are going to hopefully encourage many to think about a profession within the trade 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 govt, Louise Cairns added: “Because it’s nationwide launch final yr, the Passport has gained appreciable help as an revolutionary new recruitment route and it’s glorious to have companies like Kepak on board and pledging preferential recognition together with assured interviews for holders.”