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Selby College welcomes 14 brand-new Apprentices from Greencore

Monday 20 September 2021

Selby College has welcomed 14 brand-new Apprentices from convenience giant Greencore.

The Level 3 Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer Apprentices will spend the first two years of their Apprenticeship at the College, on a three-week in, three-week out basis. The third and fourth years of the Apprenticeship will be work-based training, covering all aspects of engineering, electrical and mechanics within the food safety industry.

The Apprentices, whose ages range from 16 to 35, are a mixture of new and existing employees of Greencore. They include Andy Machin, Ben Mahoney, Blake Askew, Brandon Summers, Craig Austin, David Connelly, Dylan Barton, Edward McCormack, Evan Rendell, Jack Feeney, Robert Formela, Sean Saleh, Tyler Annables and William Smith.

“This is the first year that Greencore has decided to run a large-scale Apprenticeship programme across its UK sites, so we’re thrilled that they have chosen Selby College to be one of its official training partners. Our state-of-the-art engineering facilities and ties with the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology, mean that we are perfectly positioned to deliver a highly-skilled Apprenticeship programme for Greencore’s new and existing employees, ensuring they have the training and knowledge they require for a successful career in the food and drink industry."

Phil Sayles, Principal and Chief Executive of Selby College

“I am absolutely delighted that so many people have chosen to build their engineering career with Greencore, and I have no doubt that they will find it to be a rich and fulfilling experience. Following an online recruitment process where, due to COVID-19 restrictions, interviews and assessment centres were run virtually, we were pleased to be able to finally bring the apprentices together in-person for their induction to Greencore.”

Nova Jackson, Early Careers Manager at Greencore
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Greencore Apprentices starting 10