Tasty opportunity for jobseekers at Shrewsbury confectionery firm

A luxury confectionery business is looking to recruit a new apprentice in conjunction with the Ladder for Shropshire.

Jacqueline Champion, director of Shrewsbury-based Champion & Reeves
Jacqueline Champion, director of Shrewsbury-based Champion & Reeves

Champion & Reeves, which is based at Battlefield Enterprise Park in Shrewsbury, wants to strengthen its team with a new manufacturing apprentice.

The manufacturer makes luxury confectionery which are all 100 per cent natural with no artificial additives or flavourings and are gluten free.

The products are sold nationally and internationally including all the UK royal houses such as Buckingham Palace.

Jacqueline Champion, director at Champion & Reeves, said: “The apprentice will become part of the skilled team who manufacturer the beautiful confectionery.

“The apprentice will gain all the skills required and be part of our expanding business.”

Matthew Woodhead, director at Woodhead Consulting, introduced Jacqueline to the Ladder for Shropshire to provide impartial advice about recruiting an apprentice.

'Fantastic'

Amanda Carpenter, project lead of the Ladder, said: “I was very happy to talk to Jacqueline to discuss apprenticeship opportunities in the business and support her on this journey.

“I can provide impartial advice and guidance to any employer who can offer the young people of Shropshire an opportunity to take a step on the ladder.

“I was able to identify the right apprenticeship standard and working in collaboration with In-Comm Training we now have a live apprenticeship vacancy on the ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ website and would encourage anyone who is looking for an apprenticeship in a friendly, growing business to apply.”

Jacqueline added: “We have found the support from Amanda fantastic; it has really helped us to have that impartial guidance in finding the right provider our new apprentice.”

If anyone is interested in applying for the apprenticeship vacancy they can apply using the link at www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-578688.

If an employer is keen to speak to Amanda about recruiting an apprentice, email Amanda at amanda@ladderforshropshire.org. Alternatively, for more details visit www.ladderforshropshire.org/home

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