Students learn about food manufacturing during work experience placement at Produce World

Declan and Abdul with the Produce World team.

Declan and Abdul with the Produce World team. - Credit: Archant

Produce World in Chatteris welcomed two Year 12 A Level students from Neale-Wade Academy on work experience.

Declan and Abdul were introduced to the world of food manufacturing and had an insight into how the company functions.

They were taken on a tour of the factory, taught about the importance of food safety, took an onion master-class, and told about the varied options and careers available within the food industry.

The students also spent time learning about risk assessments and within the HR function where they were given top tips on CV writing and interview skills.

The week ended with an apprentice style interview with the successful student being offered a fictitious role.

One of the students said he liked the collaboration within the company, and that the staff take and accept responsibility for their actions.

He added that he was impressed by the company’s heritage and engagement with the community.