Apprentice awards shortlist for Matty


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Good luck to Matty Desforges, a Samworth Brothers apprentice, shortlisted for the Apprentice of the Year award at this week’s Food and Drink Federation Awards. Matty is in his third year of a Technical Higher Level Apprenticeship scheme run by Samworth Brothers in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University. Samworth Brothers launched a new Higher-Level Apprenticeship (HLA) programme in 2018 and has seen participants thrive, making a strong start to their career by combining degree study with valuable experience gained in a professional job role.

The programme offers two routes, either Operations or Food Technical, with a Commercial route also planned for the 2021 intake.  The Higher Level Apprentices work across different businesses over three 1-year ‘real role’ placements whilst studying for either a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship or a Food Industry Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeship.Matty has undertaken a series of placements through his apprenticeship to date including working with the Group Technical team,  Food-to-Go and Meats businesses.  “He proactively seeks every opportunity to learn about the food industry and improve his knowledge and skills,” said Peter Dawson, Head of Integrity in the Samworth Brothers Group Technical team.

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