Why should people choose a career in food and drink?
Having joined the four-year apprenticeship scheme at Britvic at 16 years old – I’ve developed the skills to solve breakdowns on the production lines and actively take part in preventative maintenance work, as well as assisting on larger ongoing improvement projects.
Working in the food and drink industry allows you to be part of a fantastic network of talented individuals and play a role in delivering products that are part of everyone’s daily routine.
What is the best part about working in the food and drink industry ?
In my experience at Britvic, I’ve had the opportunity to work on projects that have taken me to exciting places. While working on a new canning line for Britvic – I was a part the project from initial planning to installing and commissioning, which included travelling to Germany for a pre-delivery inspection of machinery. I’ve also been able to join events to promote females in engineering and sharing my own experience in the food and drink industry.
What is the best aspect about being employed at Britvic?
There is so much opportunity to learn as there are so many complex processes that play a part in the manufacturing of the products at Britvic. The fast-paced environment on such a large production site means there is always something to be getting on with and I’ve certainly learned how to deal well under pressure.
Through my apprenticeship, I have learnt social skills and know how to communicate and work professionally with a variety of different people. I have also learnt more non-work-related life skills such as how to manage my money from a young age.