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Kellogg’s Wrexham on the hunt for apprentice recruits

To mark National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2022), Kellogg’s in Wrexham is recruiting for two new apprentices, bringing the number of apprentices on site to 15.

The Bryn Lane factory wants two individuals to join its ‘Multi-Skilled Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme’, to gain hands on experience and industry expertise in food manufacturing.

The fully funded training scheme spans five years, up to degree level, with the potential opportunity for a one-year post apprenticeship role with Kellogg’s. Throughout their time at the factory, apprentices will gain a combination of college-based theory and practical training alongside a highly skilled workforce.

Responsibilities include working proactively within a team to perform maintenance inspections, showing practical problem-solving skills and using modern technology to automate cereal production processes.

Chirk local, Ffion Parry, joined the Kellogg’s apprenticeship scheme when she was 17, after studying at Ysgol Dinas Brân in Llangollen. She is now coming to the end of her apprenticeship with Kellogg’s.

Ffion said: “Kellogg’s is a great company to work for. They have given me lots of support throughout my apprenticeship, with both hands-on skills and technical knowledge. I enjoy the fact that every day is different, and you’re always presented with new challenges to overcome. I’m really proud of the progress I’ve made in my apprenticeship, all the new skills and knowledge I have gained will help me progress further into my career.’’

National Apprenticeship Week celebrates the influential work of apprentices across the UK in building and shaping their future and that of their employer. Apprenticeship programmes give individuals the opportunity to learn through work, building their confidence, skills and ultimately kick-starting their career.

Andy Lewis, Kellogg’s technical & operations manager, commented:

‘’I joined the Kellogg’s apprenticeship scheme at the Wrexham factory almost 20 years ago, straight after I left school at 16 years old. That was the start of my career with the business where I learned a technical trade and I now lead the technical and operations team. Kellogg’s hasn’t just been a job to me, but a journey with many adventures on the way which have helped me develop professionally through working on different projects and in many different roles.’’

People can apply through the Kellogg Careers Website before 25th February.  Applicants should have, or be expected to achieve, four GCSE’s or equivalent at grade C or four or above in Maths, English, Science and one other subject and have a passion for engineering.

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