Ranjana: Bradgate Bakery

When did you join Samworth Brothers?

I joined in March 1992. I was part of the original Bradgate Bakery team when the bakery first opened, one of the first six employees.

In 2017 I am receiving my long service award for 25 years’ service at Bradgate.

What career progression opportunities do you have?

Within my career at Samworth Brothers I have taken on a quite a few varied roles, they range from Line Operator, Line Servicer, Quality Assurance, Relief Team Leader, Full Time Team Leader and currently Process Technologist.

I have grown up with the business and been given so many different and interesting opportunities.

What do you enjoy about the role?

No two days are the same and I am constantly learning new things. The key for me is I find my job interesting and I thoroughly enjoy coming to work every day.

I also enjoy passing my knowledge and experience on to the younger apprentices, industrial placements, graduates and of course my new colleagues, helping them grow and flourish in their roles. With my extensive experience it’s a great feeling and opportunity for me to help my colleagues do the job right and enjoy it!

I have been with Bradgate Bakery since day one. It’s an empowering feeling to grow with the business. I thoroughly enjoy being a part of this great business, helping it to grow.

Why did you choose Samworth Brothers?

I chose Samworth Brothers through an agency as at the time I didn’t have a full time job. Twenty five years later I would never have expected I would love it this much and still be continuing my Samworth Brothers journey.

My current role allows me to get out and about around the business, as well as interact with our suppliers. I am also given the opportunity to go abroad with my work.

Ranjana Chauhan