we invest in our colleagues by giving them excellent training opportunities so they can grow and fulfil their potential
Working in the vegetable industry, you learn to appreciate the value of taking the long view. By putting in the time and effort to nurture our colleagues through training programmes we continually improve our whole business for our customers and our suppliers.
It allows us to improve the skills and the prospects of the people who work at fenmarc, rewarding them for their hard work and ambition. At the same time we’re able to retain the best people, and give young people from the local community their chance to gain valuable experience and qualifications for their future careers.
In 2017 we committed to building our engineering team for the future by offering apprenticeships.
We’re now on our third cohort of apprentices, all studying for a Food and Drink maintenance engineer Level 3 apprenticeship.
Apprenticeships at fenmarc give local young people the chance to develop knowledge and skills at the same time as getting paid. They receive training from our experienced colleagues and tutors at the College of West Anglia, one of the largest training providers in the region, and we pay them a salary as they learn. It’s a great way for them to develop knowledge and skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification.
Keep an eye on our job page or follow us on social media to find out about future apprentice schemes.
"Fenmarc is a great place to work as you feel heard and appreciated by leaders."Tristan Lee, Third Year Food and Drink Maintenance Engineering Apprentice
We work with MDS (Management Development Solutions), the UK’s foremost provider of management training for the food industry, to give our colleagues first-rate training for leadership positions.
They get to learn ‘on the job’, with real responsibility, often managing specific projects or filling seasonal peaks.
Each MDS trainee completes an industry-specific qualification, and gets to experience a series of challenging secondments with member companies. Programmes last for around 18 months to two years and at the end of each programme members have the opportunity to recruit trainees – you can read more about Hannah’s MDS experience and her role at Fenmarc here.
To learn more about the MDS scheme and how to apply, use this link.
I gained experience in roles at other companies in the food and agriculture sector, but I soon realised fenmarc was where I wanted to be long term.Hannah Thompson, Sustainability Lead, and MDS alumni
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