Moy Park has appointed 10 new engineering apprentices in Northern Ireland as part of an ongoing drive by the company to equip young people with the skills needed for a career in the agri-food industry.
The four-year apprenticeship program, delivered in partnership with Southern Regional College, allows apprentices to gain hands-on practical experience within a successful business while working towards a National Vocational Qualification Level 3 in engineering maintenance. Students study a diverse range of modules including engineering safety, mechanical maintenance, technical communications as well as equipment assembling and testing.
Greg Quinn, Moy Park human resources business partner, said: “We work collaboratively with Southern Regional College to deliver an engaging apprenticeship program that provides students with expert engineering and food manufacturing knowledge. Classroom-based learning coupled with hands-on, practical experience gained through working alongside Moy Park’s experienced professional engineers, ensures that our apprentices are ready for a career in the fast-paced world of food manufacturing.”
Moy Park states that it has a strong track record of supporting skills development through apprenticeships having partnered with Southern Regional College for the last four years. The company also employs over 80 food manufacturing apprentices across its operations in England.
Quinn added: “We are delighted to welcome our latest apprentices to Moy Park and look forward to providing these young people not just with learning opportunities but with mentorship and advice. Nurturing the next generation of engineering talent is essential if we are to establish the talent pipeline needed our local agri-food sector.”