Teenagers given taste of working at leading Fen potato supplier Greenvale through apprenticeship scheme

Louise Youles at work.

Louise Youles at work. - Credit: Archant

Three teenagers have been taken on as apprentices by a Fen potato supplier.

Louise Youles, 17, and 19 year olds Chelsea Elmer and Luke Cannon were chosen by Greenvale to be trained at its Floods Ferry site in March following a rigorous selection process.

The scheme is delivered through the University of Lincoln, which is the company’s training provider.

Each apprentice will spend two months at a time working in the various areas of production.

Rachel Thorold, learning and development co-ordinator, said, “This is a very exciting time for our company as these youngsters are the new future of the business.

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“It’s the perfect opportunity for those with an interest in food manufacturing, who want to learn the process first hand, as opposed to in a classroom.

“We would like to see someone progress through the company and we aim to give each apprentice enough knowledge and understanding that gets them a job at the end of it.”

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If you are interested in the Production Apprentice scheme at Floods Ferry, Greenvale will consider applications for a January 2015 start.

For more information or to apply contact Rachel on 01354 672058 or e-mail rachel.thorold@greenvale.co.uk

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