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Anyone out there working in Food and Drink Manufacturing that could do with some support on Apprenticeships in the sector?

I have one existing member of staff that we'd love to put through an Advanced Process Operator Apprenticeship but really struggling to find a provider that can accommodate this, even with the promise of more in the future.  For us time spent off the job and our Levy funding pot mean we can only release one person.

Anyone have any ideas or tips? Or anyone else facing the same problem - perhaps we could 'club together' our people?

Would anyone be interested in setting up a group for mutual support, advice, shared experiences?



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  • Hi Ceri

    I am working with NSAFD so can put you in contact with those who can help you.

    I think we have met before actually in Mobberley !

    You can reach me in the office here at DPG on 0161 975 7777


  • Hi Ceri,

    We're involved in a number of conversations about the levy and one of my colleagues has been to a number of things recently on the new apprenticeship. I'll pass this on to her and see if she has any suggestions. I'm sure many people will be in the same boat with regards to apprenticeships so a group might be a great idea.

    We could look at setting up a group on here if you're up for it? 


    • Hi Mike,

      Yes - I think that would be useful.  We can't be the only ones that want to spend the money but not big enough to be able to release a group of people.



  • PS I'm based in Stockport, Cheshire.

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