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Global food company announces new apprenticeship scheme

Published: Tuesday, 22 March 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

A new engineering and manufacturing apprenticeship scheme has been announced by the Weetabix Food Company.

The scheme is aimed at attracting college students to improve their skills and give them valuable experience within the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

Weetabix’s programme will select four people, two for manufacturing and two for engineering, with plans to double the intake in 2017.

Dedicated mentors will be organised by the company to provide successful applicants with hands on and practical tutorship in Manufacturing Engineering and Front Line Leadership.

Tresham College of Further and Higher Education will host the scheme with Weetabix, recognising the need to ensure their future workforce learns new skills and can bring fresh ideas into the business.

Further development

Weetabix, who are the second largest branded manufacturer of cereals and cereal bars in the UK, has placed great importance on maintaining its successful manufacturing leadership and engineering development programmes.

The scheme is aimed at those enthusiastic about perusing a career within the sector and those who are successful will achieve an NVQ level 2 in engineering upon completion. The manufacturing programme is for those interested in leadership and business improvement.

Those successful will receive a paid salary, with training for four days a week taking place at Weetabix’s Burton Latimer or Corby facilities, alongside one day’s practical education at Tresham College.

Educational sponsorship

Young engineers and manufacturing managers will also receive support in the form of £500 from Weetabix with the aim of helping them start their career in a positive way.

They will also be given funding to buy tools or additional study aids for the courses they are on, as well as work experience opportunities within Weetabix.

The sponsorship is open to those studying relevant engineering courses that are aged 16 or below, allowing them to get off to the best possible start.

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