Apprentices land jobs at Beckton drinks company

Apprentices at Britvic

Apprentices at Britvic - Credit: Archant

A class of newly-qualified engineering apprentices are entering the world of work after landing jobs at a leading soft drinks manufacturer in Beckton.

Britvic, the company behind Robinsons, Fruit Shoot and J20, celebrated the graduation of its latest crop of trainees with half offered a highly-skilled full-time job at their London Industrial Park base, in Roding Road.

The ceremony marked the completion of four years of training, which has seen the British company invest in young people in the local area to help close the UK skills gap.

Skills Minister Nick Boles MP said: “Britvic has clearly recognised the huge value apprentices bring to its business, and this new intake of apprentices can look forward to high quality training and a regular wage as they set up for a rewarding career.”

The programme combines studying with on-the-job training and saw six apprentices earning many qualifications and graduating with at least a NVQ Level three qualification.

In addition to receiving support from a mentor, technical buddies also help guide the apprentices.