Noble Foods has celebrated its first apprentices to complete the Level 2 Certificate in Food and Drink at the company’s Gainsborough site.

It marks a milestone for professional development at Noble Foods in Gainsborough, which is home to the largest group of apprentices in Noble Foods’ operations.

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The apprenticeship program at Noble Foods is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for a food and drink industry career.

Louisa Hogarty, the company’s group HR director, said: “We’re passionate about our people, supporting their career aspirations, and providing opportunities for colleagues here at Noble Foods.”

“I’m especially proud of our apprentices and the qualifications they’ve gained, they are our next generation and we’re pleased to support a variety of real-world skills.

“As part of being an ‘Includability’ employer, we are always looking to create a workplace culture which is inclusive, and we are continuing to look for new apprentices in the future.”

Noble Foods has also worked with POULTEC to create a work and competency-based City & Guilds qualification and training course, the Diploma in Work-based Agriculture.