Job pledge by Beckton-based Britvic

ONE of Newham’s biggest employers has stated its commitment to running an apprenticeship programme.

Bosses at Beckton-based Britvic, which produces Tango and Robinsons cordials, say the schemes are essential to ensure it can recruit enough skilled workers.

The drinks giant took on eight staff as part of its apprenticeship drive last year – and it is now calling for applications to be part of this year’s scheme. Human resources director Sue Skinner said: “Offering people the chance to train through a Britvic apprenticeship scheme is a great investment for us, whether they are existing employees, who want to learn more, or new recruits just starting out on their career.

“This kind of training is a key part of our growth strategy and ensuring our apprentices achieve engineering excellence will help us continue to be a leader within this market.”

“We firmly believe that apprentices are an important part of Britvic’s recruitment mix and are essential to supporting the growth of manufacturing in the UK.”

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