Case studies

Working Together: Oxfordshire County Council

In this case study we explore how working closely together with Oxfordshire County Council on Lean Apprenticeships makes a huge difference to its people and operations. We delve into why it is so important for organisations to invest in apprenticeships and support their learners throughout, working in partnership with the right training provider.

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Bakkavor Pizza Harrow

Bakkavor Pizza Harrow have a long standing workforce, whose diversity meant that English was predominantly a second language to most. Up-skilling the team was a key to driver to improve performance and motivate an increase in the ownership of processes

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Premier Foods

Premier Foods has a well-established workforce with a very low staff turnover. The company realised it had to act to prevent a skills shortage within its workforce and therefore decided to invest in recruiting and training its own home-grown talent for the future. The company was one of the first food manufacturers to offer the Advanced Food Operator (Level 3) Apprenticeship when it was introduced in 2016.

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Swizzels Matlow

Swizzels Matlow is a family run business in all respects. It is run by the 3rd generation of the founding families, and is where generations from the same families work side by side. Employing nearly 600 employees, this New Mills based confectionery manufacturer and global exporter, encourages incredible staff loyalty, with over 20% of employees having worked for the company for over 20 years.

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