Apprenticeships to fill gap at Pasta Foods in Great Yarmouth as 40pc of skilled workers reach retirement age in next five years

The Pasta Foods factory site off Pasteur Road in Great Yarmouth.
October 2015.
Picture: James Ba

The Pasta Foods factory site off Pasteur Road in Great Yarmouth. October 2015. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

A Great Yarmouth-based company is looking for its next generation of skilled workers.

Pasta Foods, together with training partner Norfolk Training Services, held a presentation evening at the Imperial Hotel last month to launch their apprenticeship programme.

Paul Casey, manufacturing manager said over 40pc of his skilled workers would reach retirement age within the next five to six years and the apprentices would become the next generation for Pasta Foods.

Mr Casey said he was overwhelmed by the level of interest in the production vacancies.

Six of the apprentices will be based at the head office on Pasteur Road, Great Yarmouth.


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Four will be based in production and two in engineering with one further apprentice based at Waveney Mill, on Southtown Road.

He added all of the 30 candidates confirmed they would like to be put forward to the company to be considered for one of the four production apprenticeships.

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