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Discovering flavour in the food industry

Starting an apprenticeship can be a whole different experience compared to college. Some apprentices find that they enter a different sector, simply because it’s their interest, and end up igniting a passion inside of them that they didn’t know existed.

William began a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Kitchen Services working with Claypath Deli and shortly discovered his interest in working with foods. We spoke to William about his apprenticeship experience, and this is what he had to say:

Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship?
I think it was just to basically learn something new and something that was out of my comfort zone as I wasn’t really a big food person in the past, and haven’t worked with food before. But I’ve came here, and I have been able to discover different foods that I wouldn’t normally eat, and I’ve grown to love a lot of different types of foods which has made a nice experience for me.

What skills have you learnt during your apprenticeship?
I’ve learnt how to work with different foods and flavours. I’m able to use these skills in the future if I chose to go somewhere else or if I still work here I can adapt to different foods and keep experimenting while using creativity in my role.

What advice would you give to someone looking to do an apprenticeship?
I would say to go for it. It’s a way to learn outside of sitting in a classroom, reading from textbooks and writing information down on paper. You get to gain experience in the real world.

If you want to follow William’s footsteps, check out our latest apprenticeship vacancies here

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