Middlesbrough's TTE Technical Training Group is helping deliver bespoke vocational qualifications for apprentices at British Sugar.
Working with awarding body PAA\VQ-SET, the North East firm is providing a blend of centre-based skills development and onsite assessment at the company’s UK factories.
A group of 16 apprentices are currently undergoing the programme, which covers all technical aspects of the manufacturing process, as well as health and safety, environmental, product quality and personal development.
The group will undergo a six-month, residential vocational skills programme at TTE’s industry-standard training centre in Middlesbrough before being deployed across British Sugar sites in Cantley, Wissington, Newark and Bury St Edmunds.
Steve Grant, managing director of TTE, said: “Working closely with British Sugar and PAA\VQ-SET we have supported the creation and delivery of relevant and industry-standard training programmes, which will arm the apprentices with skills and competencies that will help them become effective members of the workforce.
“British Sugar’s drive towards best practice has resulted in the creation of comprehensive training units, which are now underpinned by industry-recognised qualifications and we are delighted to be supporting the company’s commitment to developing its skilled and competent workforce.”
Paul Stringer, British Sugar’s operations development manager, said: “PAA\VQ-SET’s customised service, together with the support of TTE, has enhanced our framework for workforce skills and competency. The external delivery and verification of our training programmes further formalises the high level of workforce development we had in operation at British Sugar.”