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Learning Associate / Trainer

Bakkavor Group
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry with over 19,000 employees, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. Our customers include Harris Teeter and Home Chef in the US, and in China, we make food for Starbucks, Yum! and Pret. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas. And we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality to join us.

Learning Associate - Newark

A fantastic opportunity for a hands-on L&D training professional to lead on site delivery learning experiences at Bakkavor has arisen.

In this busy and exciting role, you will be responsible for delivering learning interventions at our dynamic and fast paced manufacturing sites in your geographical area.

You will ensure our employees are not only compliant when it comes to regulatory and mandatory training interventions, but also engaged and motivated through your training delivery.


* Holds accountability for ensuring managed site(s) are fully compliant and adhering to the standards agreed by the business and its customers

* Contributes to an industry leading learning experience through the provision of compliance learning that instils confidence in our customers and engaging content that meets the development needs of Bakkavor site employees

* Works with the Systems and Performance team to draw on learning needs for each individual within a site and coordinates the delivery on these in line with the Learning plan and measured outcomes

* Leverages strong interpersonal skills to deliver learning with enthusiasm and authority across all available channels onsite, including classroom, on-the-line and LMS

* Provides 'train the trainer' learning for 'buddies' that provide on-the-job learning to drive consistency in the employee learning experience and ensure people are upskilled first time

* Understands and conveys the criticality of compliance using knowledge of SOPs, CCPs and functional subject matters in order to assess peoples' competency in these areas against target outcomes

* Builds strong relationships with all functions operating at site level to help garner a clear understanding of their learning needs and coordinate the delivery of training - this necessitates developing strong knowledge of demand patterns i.e. peak times, turnover, seasonality, employee profile, joiners

* Feeds local knowledge into the Learning Manager to enable better cross-site visibility of learning needs and preserve consistency in the training delivery approach across the business

* Supports root cause analysis when an issue occurs so that the best solution can be identified at the appropriate scale without case-by-case fixes

* Supports the development of culture of safety within Bakkavor

About you

You will be great at developing cross functional relationships, alongside driving training best practice ensuring all our employees receive a best-in-class training proposition.

This is a very exciting opportunity for a dynamic and energetic L&D professional to help drive the L&D agenda on the shop floor.

What you can expect from us

When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, bonus, private medical insurance, and other flexible benefits - alongside excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group
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