Labour shortage: Pork processor invests in tr...
Labour shortage

Pork processor invests in training facility

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“Labour shortages continue to put a strain on the sector, so we hope that this initiative will go some way in helping to attract recruits into our industry and promote the opportunities available,” said Rachel Baldwin, Vice President, Human Resources at Pilgrim’s UK.
“Labour shortages continue to put a strain on the sector, so we hope that this initiative will go some way in helping to attract recruits into our industry and promote the opportunities available,” said Rachel Baldwin, Vice President, Human Resources at Pilgrim’s UK.

THE UNITED KINGDOM, Warwick. To tackle the ongoing labour crisis, pork giant Pilgrim’s UK announced the launch of its Butchery & Abattoir Academy, which will be dedicated to recruiting and training young talent for the industry.

According to a press release by JBS-owned Pilgrim’s UK, UK-based applicants can apply for several apprenticeships with the business’s training provider Bishop Burton College. Recruits will be trained involving a mixture of classroom learning and on-site experience. Further training opportunities will also be available for skilled workers who want to progress into supervisor roles.


The academy will also be supporting the Skilled Worker pipeline by recruiting overseas labour, predominantly from the Philippines, where interest in butchery and manufacturing roles has been particularly high, Pilgrim’s UK reports.

Konrad Pacholski, Head of Butchery Development at Pilgrim’s UK, said: “We’re really excited to be launching the Butchery Academy – recruiting people of all levels and abilities into the sector and educating them on the opportunities available is something I’m personally very passionate about. Labour challenges are impacting a number of industries, and it’s something we’re working hard to tackle at Pilgrim’s UK as one of the UK’s largest food and farming businesses. We hope this trial is successful so we can continue to expand our offering in the years to come.”

Source: Pilgrim’s UK

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