Our vision is to be a fast growing international convenience food leader. It is part of our People at the Core principle that we support one another to fulfil each person’s potential.

We are putting in place a talent management programme to develop a succession of highly trained personnel. This will ensure that we achieve our vision and continue our success.

We have a Learning & Development team that helps provide people with the training and development opportunities they need to achieve their potential. We continue to build and strengthen this programme and in our recent People at the Core survey, three quarters of people said training and development at Greencore has helped improve their performance.

We recently rolled-out a major programme centred on competency frameworks for leadership and functional development.  Over 130 colleagues have so far participated in our Leadership Programme.

75% of our people said training and development at Greencore has helped improve their performance

Everything you need to know

  • Technical training

    The Group Technical department runs and co-ordinates a rigorous training programme to maintain and develop the expertise of our site technical teams.

    Over 20 courses are provided including HACCP (levels 3 & 4), TACCP, Microbiology, Legislation, Thermal Processing, Lead Assessor, Sensory Analysis, and BRC7 compliance.

    In addition, we have an internal training programme provided by the Group Technical Support Manager. Courses include a “Back to Basics” course, Allergen Awareness, Listeria Investigation, Internal Audit training, Foreign Body Awareness and Root Cause Analysis training. Each course is designed specifically for each manufacturing site i.e using their processes and systems. Feedback is excellent in terms of delivery and the targeted approach of training.

    530 training places were delivered to the UK technical team in 2016.

  • Group Technical Graduate programme

    The Group Technical Graduate programme brings talented individuals into the Technical department each year.

    Graduates with degree qualifications in Food Science, Food Microbiology, or other related science subject areas participate in a two year programme. During this time they have placements at two sites within two business Divisions, covering aspects of quality, processing and hygiene. All graduates completing the programme have been successfully placed in permanent roles within the Technical team.

  • Apprenticeships

    Greencore supports a number of colleagues who are working to gain professional qualifications, including those on apprenticeship schemes. We are currently reviewing our apprenticeship provision in key areas including engineering and technical.

  • University Food Science Summer Schools

    Greencore is working with other businesses to drive expansion of the University Food Science Summer Schools programme which has been lead by IGD. The programme is important in raising awareness of the opportunities available to scientists in the food industry.

    Greencore provides support through IGD, CFA and direct sponsorship of students. Summer school students may follow up with factory tours or work experience at Greencore sites.

  • Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme

    We support the Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme which encourages students to follow careers in these subject areas. A number of colleagues are STEM Ambassadors and regularly attend science fairs and give presentations to school students about working in the food industry.

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