"Joined Samworth Brothers in June 2017, apprentice since January 2018."
Why did you choose an apprenticeship with Samworth Brothers? What attracted you most?
I was already with the business as an Assistant Buyer, but joined the apprenticeship scheme to gain a further qualification in procurement to enhance my knowledge which is specific to my career.
Tell us about the scheme that you enjoy?
I love how it is one day a week to learn the theory and context behind my day to day duties. I can then return to work for the rest of the week and put into practice what I have learnt; it’s great for “on the job” learning.
What does a week look like for a Samworth Brothers apprentice?
My course is one day a week, with a full day of intense learning. Every two months I will have an exam to test what I have been learning. When I am not on my course I spend my days working alongside the New Product Development team co-ordinating sample requests; I am always looking for new suppliers/ingredients. It’s always very busy having to catch up from being out one day a week but I am slowly getting better at juggling numerous tasks!