MPs enjoy a Christmas treat in Bournville with Mondelēz apprentices

Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Maria Eagle, joined Steve McCabe MP to visit Mondelēz International’s site in Bournville, the home of Cadbury, to meet apprentices, try some of the new Cadbury Christmas treats and see recent investment in the factory. 
They were also joined by Gisela Stuart, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, Shabana Mahmood, MP for Birmingham Ladywood, and Khalid Mahmood, MP for Birmingham Perry Bar.


The MPs met young talent involved in food engineering and innovation to share their experiences and discuss how to encourage more young people into apprenticeships. Mondelēz International apprentices were able to show the MPs upgrades to the Giant Button production line and get hands on experience in tempering chocolate.


Bournville, the home of Cadbury chocolate, is proud to have award-winning apprentices.  This year Paul Morgan was named ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the Food and Drink Federation awards. Mondelēz International is committed to investing in its young talent through doubling its early year’s intake over the coming year, and recently launched a new school leavers programme to compliment is successful apprenticeship programme


Maria Eagle MP said: “As the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, the food and drink industry plays an important role in the future of our economy. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet the apprentices and hear about their training programme and the interesting projects they have been working on. Getting a workforce trained with the right skills is vitally important, and apprenticeships programmes like those at Mondelēz International offer young people on the job experience that could lead to a lasting career in an exciting and growing industry”


MP for the Bournville area, Steve McCabe, said: “It’s great to see the ongoing investment in Bournville and the impact this is having on the young talent employed by Mondelēz International. It’s important to have local employers committed to bringing in exciting opportunities for young people. The apprenticeship and recently launched school leaver programmes are great examples of this.”


Maurizio Brusadelli, UK&I President, said: “We, at Mondelēz International, welcomed the opportunity for the MPs to visit Bournville and see that we are committed not just to producing our iconic and innovative treats, but also investing in the future talent pipeline of our business. Young people are crucial to the future of our business as they provide the fresh insight that drives innovation and growth.”



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