Discover stories from our current Samworth Brothers apprentices from across the Group.
I’d been working in the Samworth Brothers Supply Chain warehouse in Leicester for about nine years, both as a picker and a fork-lift truck loader but I’d always wanted to be an HGV driver. So when the opportunity came up to train to become one, I immediately took it.
First I took an Advanced Apprenticeship in Food Manufacturing Excellence and completed that in 2016. AndI’ve just recently finished an Advanced Apprenticeship in Food Industry Skills & Technical Management which gave me Level 3 Proficiency in Food Management. As a result of this, I was promoted from a Team Leader to Senior Team Leader here at Bradgate Bakery.
I am undertaking a three year Engineering Apprenticeship. I attend City Plymouth College every Thursday where there is a mix of practical knowledge, such as electrical installations,
as well as classroom learning, from health and safety regulations to materials science. There’s also self-study work that I do in my own time. The remainder of the week I am on site in The Cornwall Bakery.
I did an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture in 2014. Then I went on an Advanced Apprenticeship in Food Manufacturing Excellence in 2016 which built on my skills and, last year, I completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Food Industry Skills & Technical Management which prepared me for a management role.
When I was researching the company prior to my interview, what stuck out most to me was the business’s commitment to people, both inside and out of the Group through charity, learning schemes, training and progression opportunities.