Megan Brown is on a two year apprenticeship at our Shared Service Centre in Wakefield.
What made you choose an apprenticeship with 2 Sisters Food Group?
It’s a large successful business, so I thought it would be a great place to gain experience and offer me an opportunity to progress.
What work have you been doing within your apprenticeship?
I started as a reception and facilities apprentice and was gradually given more responsibility before I transferred into the HR department as an assistant. I’m currently running our new starter inductions and the one week probationary reviews.
What’s the structure of your apprenticeship like?
I am currently on a two year contract at 2 Sisters studying my level three business admin NVQ. I am doing the qualification through Wakefield College and my course is made up of units that I can select and tailor to my needs and my job role.
Can you describe 2 Sisters in 3 words?
Progressive, ever-changing, supportive
What do you think is the best thing about working for 2 Sisters?
The best thing for me is my team. They are very supportive, always offering me new opportunities, responsibilities and experiences. My colleagues are also understanding and truly want the best for me and my future. I don’t think you can ask for any more than that from your manager and mentors.
What is the most challenging thing about working for 2 Sisters?
The most challenging aspect of working for 2 Sisters Food Group is the fast pace of the business. I’ve learnt to be more adaptable and to embrace change so I feel my knowledge is constantly expanding.
What are your prospects of progressing after your apprenticeship?
I would like to study HR in more depth and gain a CIPD qualification whilst working at 2 Sisters Food Group. The company encourages colleagues to better themselves by gaining qualifications and experience.
What advice would you give to any young people considering a career here?
It’s a brilliant start to your working life. You can still gain the qualifications that you would at college and university however here you would be putting your knowledge into context and applying the skills you learn to real life scenarios.
Role: Business administration apprentice. Provide administrative support to the HR team ranging from organising health and safety seminars to reporting sickness and overtime.