Hannah Jordan talks about her placement with Kerry Foods!
It doesn’t get chedder than this! Hannah Jordan talks about her placement with Kerry Foods!
Vickerstock recently caught up with CAFRE student Hannah Jordan, who was one of our 5 selected students that received our sponsorship towards their certificate in packaging materials as part of their Diploma in Packaging Technology. Hannah is currently completing her placement year with Kerry Foods Northern Ireland as a Quality Assurance Intern which no doubt has been providing Hannah with invaluable experience within the Agri-Food/FMCG Industry.
Part of the world-leading Kerry Group, Kerry Foods focuses on Grocery Meat, Grocery Dairy, Snacking (Meat & Dairy), and Meal Solutions. Their private-label products, household-favourite brands, and ready meals can be found in pretty much every supermarket in the UK and Ireland, as well as a growing number of places in Europe. Their brands include Denny, Richmond, Cheestrings, Dairygold and Fridge Raiders.
"Having little to no experience within the Food Industry, Kerry Foods has given me the opportunity to see first hand just how fast pace the industry is – the days go by so quick and no two days are the same! I have learnt so much, it really takes being on placement to learn first hand about the modules we learn in class – invaluable knowledge obtained! Kerry Foods strive for continuous improvement and encourage each person to set goals, they are very much a company that believe in their staff. I have really enjoyed my time so far with working alongside such a great team"
“Just wanted to say a big thank you for this great opportunity, I am delighted to have got the opportunity to be sponsored by Vickerstock to further my education within the Food Industry by completing a Diploma in Packaging Technology alongside CAFRE.
From starting my year's placement at the end of May in Kerry Foods Portadown Site, it has opened my eyes to the continuous improvement and innovation which is involved within the Food Industry and so this has highlighted to me just how important each qualification gained is, to get to the next stepping stone in my career development and future success.”
Hannah Jordan | Quality Assurance Intern | Kerry Foods Portadown
Paul Muir, Vickerstock’s Agri Food / FMCG Specialist Consultant stated, “When I read Hannah’s quote, specifically ‘clearly highlighted to me just how important each qualification gained is, to get to the next stepping stone in my career development and future success’ it reaffirms Vickerstock’s wider vision to support ‘Tomorrow’s Talent’.
Kerry Group is a fantastic employer and I am delighted our collaboration with CAFRE has further enhanced Hannah’s opportunities with them.”