Food manufacturer 2 Sisters is now running a team dedicated to apprentices, offering colleagues and new starters the chance to kick start their careers in the food industry.

With more than a 150 staff members already signed up, the team at 2 Sisters expects to double this number before the end of its first year.

The food manufacturer offers a wide range of apprenticeship schemes at different levels across its business, from food technologists to food operatives and from engineering to accountancy.

Janette Graham, who leads the 2 Sisters in-house team, has played a pivotal role in positioning the company at the forefront of the government’s new trailblazer apprentice programme, in the food and drink sector.

Graham commented: “The next generation of food entrepreneurs will have a fantastic opportunity to carve out a pathway and develop a stimulating and impressive career in the food industry.

“We can offer something for everybody from an advanced apprenticeship for new entrants into the food industry right through to an MBA course for our senior management team.

“This is an exciting time and the apprenticeships will enable us to showcase the food industry as a top career destination for young people and promote the roles within our business that have become more difficult to recruit.”

The 2 Sisters in-house apprenticeship team is about to launch its third level three course in management to add to the advanced food and drink process operator standard and food technology standard.