Jack Mason is the latest of three individuals to secure a career-ready apprenticeship with us via Bury College. Delighted to have secured a full-time permanent contract after completing his Level 2 Bury College Warehousing apprenticeship, Jack said, “I am very happy to have completed and now have a full-time job. The apprenticeship has been great for me, I have achieved my forklift truck license and developed my skills in team-work and self-motivation. I now have a full-time job and my wage has increased which has meant a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders as I could buy a car!”
The former St Gabriel’s RC High School pupil saw the apprenticeship opportunity at the Employment Gateway,a partnership between Bury College and key agencies in Bury which supports individuals into employment through an apprenticeship
The Vacuum Pouch Company Ltd is proud and committed to supporting and investing in young people. Providing the training needed to progress their careers, the company has a strong track record of recruiting apprentices and rewarding them with contracts of employment.
Lisa Grundy, Bury College Departmental Lead for Construction, was Jack’s assessor throughout his apprenticeship and Jack credits her support both professionally and personally for contributing to his apprenticeship success.
Lisa said of Jack’s achievement, “Jack has been the ideal student. He has worked consistently hard and completed all the action plans I set. We worked together as a team to get the job done and Jack was committed to achieve.”
Jack joins an alumni of former apprentices who have now progressed their careers at The Vacuum Pouch Company Ltd:
Chris Nott, a former Bury Church of England High School pupil, completed his Level 2 Warehousing apprenticeship in August 2016 and was offered a full-time permanent contract. He commented, “I really enjoy working at The Vacuum Pouch Company Ltd, I like the environment of working for a family run business. I would definitely recommend the apprenticeship route, it is a good way to start your career and is a stepping-stone to your career.”
Matthew Collinge is now looking forward to progressing his career after completing his Level 2 Sales qualification. The 26-year-old has signed up to complete the Level 3 Sales qualification where he will be required to adopt a more analytical approach to his studies. This includes evaluating and monitoring the needs of a business and devising strategies to ensure that The Vacuum Pouch Company Ltd remains market leaders within the industry.
Matthew added, “The apprenticeship was good and I am looking forward to completing my Level 3. My assessor was very easy to work with, we did what needed to be done to ensure I succeeded and Lisa was always happy to help.”
Caron Moult, Commercial Manager at The Vacuum Pouch Company Ltd, is proud to support young people on their apprenticeship journeys. Caron said, “The Vacuum Pouch Company has supported the Employment Gateway scheme since 2015. It has been extremely beneficial to our business as we have added three new members to our team, who have developed various skill-sets which are valuable to the business on a day-to-day basis. It has been amazing to see young people integrate and grow with our business.”