Arla Foods: A great start to a career in engineering

Arla Foods: A great start to a career in engineering

Jack Kaye has completed an engineering apprenticeship at Arla Foods and gained a recognised qualification

Jack started his career as a trainee quality manager for a small food distribution company. He enjoyed the role and wanted to progress and learn more about the industry, in particular the engineering side of the role. On learning about the Eden Apprenticeship with Arla, he felt this was an ideal way to gain a recognised qualification with a market leader in the industry.

Jack said: “I was impressed with the content of the course and the support that would be available to me and was really pleased to be offered the opportunity back in 2013.”

During the programme, Jack was given exposure to a wide variety of activities, including electrical fault finding, welding, machining, planned maintenance and reacting to breakdowns. It meant that every day was different and he was learning all of the time.

Jack has really enjoyed the past four years and while the work can be challenging, it’s given him an enormous sense of achievement. He said: “I have been pleased with how much practical learning there has been, which you can then put into practise when back at site. The greatest thing for me has been meeting other Arla apprentices from other sites around the UK, as well as apprentices from other companies. We all learned from one another and had some good social occasions too! Even now that we’ve  nished, we still keep in contact.”

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