Burtonís Biscuit Company trains unemployed youngsters

30 October, 2012

Burtonís Biscuit Company has welcomed unemployed youngsters through its doors this week to offer skills and training in the food manufacturing industry.

As part of the Feeding Britainís Future initiative, launched by food and grocery industry body IGD, the bakery manufacturer has invited those aged between 16- and 24 years old to its UK sites for a series of one-day workshops.

Unemployed young people visited Burtonís Biscuit Companyís manufacturing sites in Blackpool, Edinburgh and Llantarnam, in addition to the companyís headquarters in St Albans.

Jackie Kent, head of HR at Burtonís Biscuit Company, said: ďAs the UKís largest manufacturing segment, the food and drink sector industry has a lot to offer the employees of tomorrow. Through initiatives like this, weíre able to generate a better understanding of, and hopefully interest in, a truly exciting sector with some really interesting prospects.Ē

The firm has also been working with local Job Centres to provide attendees with workshops on interview skills including mock interview role-playing and advice on completing application forms.

Other features of the day-long workshops included talks from employees and factory tours to offer an insight to the work at Burtonís Biscuit Company, which produces such brands as Jammie Dodgers, Wagon Wheels and Cadburyís biscuits under licence.

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