TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Whether you're in an entry-level position or hold a pivotal role as a company director, our ethos revolves around reinvesting in the organisation and providing comprehensive training and development for all. We believe in fostering a culture of continuous improvement and advancement.
We strongly advocate for internal promotion, striving to offer every colleague the chance to elevate their career and assume greater responsibilities. By nurturing talent from within, we recognise our team members' dedication and capabilities and ensure a seamless transition for those ready to take on new challenges.
At Hunt's Food Group, you'll find a supportive environment that values skill enhancement and personal development, irrespective of your role. From entry-level positions to top-tier management, our 'team first' approach to professional growth aims to create a workplace where our colleague's potential is realised and aspirations are fulfilled.
COACHING AND MENTORING
Once a new team member has completed their Company and Departmental induction, we have a network of Team Leaders and Supervisors who provide on-the-job training and support until the new team member has fully settled into their role.
Our managers attend quarterly training and communication sessions to ensure that, as a group, managers remain informed, drive consistency, and collectively strive to achieve industry best practices. These sessions provide a fantastic forum for information sharing and communication across the Group.
Appraisals take place twice a year. This is the forum where training needs and aspirations are identified and discussed between colleagues and their managers. The Company strives to match colleague aspirations with business needs and support colleagues to undertake training courses and achieve qualifications wherever possible. Hunt's seeks to ensure colleagues reach their full potential.
From Forklift Training to Class 1 Vehicle tests, from BTEC qualifications in Warehousing to Apprenticeships and AAT qualifications in Finance and Accounts, our team have completed them all, enabling them to be proficient in their roles.
PROMOTING FROM WITHIN
At Hunt's, we look to promote employees over external recruitment.
'I was first employed as a Runner, supporting drivers' deliveries on busy, key routes. When I passed my driving test at 17, I became a Van Driver. Now, with a few more years of experience, the Company have put me through my Class 2 and now Class 1 tests, and I am now an HGV Driver for Hunt's Food Group. It's a nice place to work, and I appreciate the opportunities.'
I started my career at Hunt's back in September 2017 straight out of School and onto an electrical apprenticeship.
After many years of day release at college, on the tools working, and my final year being on-site assessment and job rights ups, I carried out my final 3-day exam in March 2022. I passed with this a distinction and became a fully qualified Electrician.
Fast forward another year, and I have recently been promoted to Engineering Supervisor, overseeing 4 Engineering department members across the southwest region.
My career goal is to become the department manager and be more involved across the group as we expand as a company and department.