Natures Way Foods seeking budding Young Employees for Selsey Business Partnership Awards5 September 2013
Now in its second year, the Awards aim to recognise excellence in Selsey’s vibrant and thriving business community. The Award is one of eleven categories including Business of the Year, Best New Business and Local Manufacturing or Service.
Sarah Baldock, Category and Innovation Director from NWF explains, “We are delighted to be sponsoring this award and to support the Selsey Business Partnership once again this year. We believe that encouraging young people is extremely important as they represent the future and can help our community strengthen and grow. We hope many young people are nominated and look forward to seeing their entries and celebrating their achievements.”
As part of its Community Programme, NWF runs a number of different initiatives to encourage young people into the work place. In September 2012, it launched an Apprenticeship Scheme for two junior employees to work in the Engineering Departments at the Selsey and Merston factories. The new Scheme runs for four years, with students gaining an extended diploma in Engineering Maintenance, a diploma in Performing Engineering Operations and a BTEC Level 3 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
In addition, the company takes part in the annual Skills for Work Month which runs throughout September and is organised by the IGD research charity*. Through local job centres, youngsters are given the opportunity to spend time at NWF and learn new skills to get them into work. NWF is one of over 100 food businesses across the UK taking part, providing youngsters with a unique insight into a world-class food business.
Further information about NWF’s Community Programme, the Apprenticeship Scheme and Skills for Work Month is available at www.natureswayfoods.co.uk.