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Learning and Development

Our continued success is built entirely on the talented people who work here, and employee development forms a major part of our People strategy. Everyone at Finsbury Foods is a valued member of the team, and our aim is to help every individual achieve their full potential. Progressing doesn’t simply mean promotion, it also means building your capabilities and experience. Encouraging this will help our company continue to go from strength to strength.

We don’t just give you a list of set training courses – we encourage you to take responsibility for your own learning and development. We’ll help you identify your personal development goals and create a plan to achieve them. To support this, we’ll provide a diverse range of learning and development opportunities, and career paths throughout our organisation. We combine structured learning, coaching and on-the-job training to ensure you have the skills and capabilities to achieve both your own personal goals and our business goals.

Apprenticeships
We support Engineering Apprenticeships throughout our manufacturing sites to ensure we have highly skilled engineers for the future.

“I joined as an Electrician Apprentice, in October 2010, having heard how much career development support the company offers. Thanks to the training I’ve received, I’ve now completed both an HNC and HND, and this year enrolled on a BSc in Electrical Engineering.”
Christian Davies – Engineering Technician

Leadership development
We provide tailored leadership development training to ensure all our leaders are equipped with the skills they need to inspire others, and to achieve our business goals.

“I started with the company in 1992, as a Hygiene Operative, and the support and training I’ve had since then means I’ve now achieved a Level 3 ILM (Institute of Learning and Management) qualification. Our Training Manager is now working with me so I can develop even more new skills.”
Gareth Jones – Hygiene Manager

Professional and technical development
We encourage our people to achieve and maintain any professional and technical qualifications associated with their role, in many cases providing financial support and study leave to achieve this.

“Since joining in 2007, as a Bakery Accountant, the company has funded my CIMA qualification through The University of South Wales and given me study leave to attend lectures and tutorials. That qualification helped me earn promotion to my current role.”
Alex Wheeler – Commercial Accountant

National skills academy for food & drink
A number of our sites work with the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink, which provides UK food and drink businesses with access to leading workforce training and vocational study designed to boost productivity, innovation, profitability and growth.

Developing future talent
Finsbury Foods has an important role to play in inspiring and developing young people, and raising awareness of the diverse range of career opportunities the food industry can offer. We continue to forge strong links with local schools and higher education facilities to demonstrate the opportunities available with us. We also play a role in Feeding Britain’s Future, an industry-wide initiative co-ordinated by the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD), which focuses on providing employability skills training for 16-24 year olds in the UK who are not in employment, education or training

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