Scottish Bakers Training
18 December 2019
Posted by: Alasdair Smith
Training the next generation of talented bakers has been at the heart of Scottish Bakers principles since our foundation in 1891, and it’s just as important to us, and our trade, today as it was back then.
Training in the 21st century is the responsibility of our Training and Quality Manager, Scott Anderson, and his team of roving Training Advisers who in Scotland this year are on track to register over 420 apprentices in bakery and other parts of the food and drink economy.
“At the heart of what we do is to add value to businesses, and help them invest in their future,” explains Scott. “We make sure the programmes we deliver work for everyone. We don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach but design our delivery and support around each individual job role, learner and business.”
It’s a formula that works well, with Scott proud of his high completion rates (around 84%), compared to the Scottish national average (about 73%).
About a quarter to a third of our apprentices each year are in the bakery trade, but Scott’s great ambition is to see this increase significantly and he offers a no-obligation visit to any member who would like to know more about how we can support the development of their people.
“When we sit down with businesses and explain the process and benefits that apprenticeships bring, we more often than not secure sign-ups,” says Scott.
MODERN APPRENTICESHIPS: CASE STUDIES
J. B. Christie: Employer Perspective
Owner, Andrew Chisholm, tells us how Apprenticeships are now the main entry route into the business.
J. B. Christie: Employee Perspective
Bakery Assistant, Stephen Johnston, explains the positive impact a Modern Apprenticeship has had on his working life.
Nairn's Oatcakes: Employer Perspective
HR Manager, Lindsey Morrison, told us that their appretniceship programme empowers their workforce.
Uin Foods: Employer Perspective
MD, John Whalen, and HR Manager, Malwina Florjanczyk explain that NFDT's approach to tailoring provision delivers benefits.
Uin Foods: Employee Perspective
Martin Stewart: Team Leader, Toppings tells us why his appretniceship came at just the right time for him and the way his role was changing.
Contact National Food & Drink Training
For more information on how National Food and Drink Training can help support the delivery of apprenticeships in your business, contact Scott Anderson, Training & Quality Manager.
Tel: 01383 661 555