Cian Short

Group Apprentice Manager at Bakkavor

I joined Bakkavor 6 years ago managing the training function at our site in Wigan, I had always been a believer in apprenticeships, so I increased the programme there from 2 learners per year to 30+ each year. In 2017 Bakkavor asked me to move into a central role and manage our apprentice programmes. I have responsibility for recruiting apprentices, managing apprentice provider relationships, building development programme for apprentices and supporting apprentices, managers and mentors.

We’re the leading provider of fresh prepared food (FPF) in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000+ employees operate from 43 locations to develop and produce innovative FPF for a wide variety of occasions and budgets.

Our customers include all the well-known UK grocery retailers as well as some of the world’s best-known international food brands.

Our deep understanding of consumer food choices enables us to create innovative products that set us apart from our competitors.

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