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Corkers Crisps

Hear from one of Corkers’ founders why he chose the apprenticeship route after leaving school and how the company has supported apprenticeships from its very early days to give young local people a similar career opportunity.


Corkers Crisps

Background

Starting out as an après ski idea between two friends, Ross and Rod, the Corkers Crisps brand was founded to create premium products from local produce, supplying to retailers as well as under the Corkers Crisps brand. Recently, Corkers has experienced massive growth following a substantial capex investment and produce their well-known and greatly loved potato crisps, and a range of vegetable crisps, in Pymoor, close to Little Downham, Ely.

Training and Qualifications:

One of Corkers’ founders was also an apprentice when he left school and the company has supported apprenticeships from its very early days to give young local people a similar career opportunity.

Corkers employ apprentices across a variety of subjects, all working towards NVQ Level 2 or 3 and gain numeracy and literacy skills. The company use local training providers wherever possible to facilitate face to face support for their apprentices.

Why employ an apprentice? 

“We believe in giving young people a chance to grow and develop with us. we are passionate about Cherish~Nurture~Develop for all of our team and apprenticeships provide the ideal, cost effective route to facilitate this.”
 

Caroline Bosworth, Head of People, Projects and Engagement at Corkers Crisps.

For more information about Corkers Crisps, please visit https://www.corkerscrisps.co.uk/ 

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