Food production company Tulip Ltd which has King’s Lynn base, recruits apprentices

A butchery apprentice at food company Tulip Ltd undergoing training. ANL-160224-145021001
A butchery apprentice at food company Tulip Ltd undergoing training. ANL-160224-145021001
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Tulip Ltd, which has a production site on Lynn’s Hardwick Narrows estate, has launched a search for the next generation of technical specialists to join its industry-leading apprenticeship programme.

The business is seeking technical apprentices to join the company, is recruiting from now until early April and is keen to hear from young people looking for career and development opportunities.

Tulip’s group HR director Kirsty Wilkins said: “Candidates successfully completing the training programme will gain relevant formal qualifications and Tulip will provide them with support at every stage of their apprenticeship to assist them in building a career in the food industry.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about the opportunities available in their locality should, in the first instance, visit the National Apprenticeship Service’s website or contact their local Jobcentre Plus.

Tulip provides excellent rates of pay during and after training as well as offering permanent, full time employment opportunities for candidates who successfully complete the apprenticeship programme.

Tulip Ltd is the country’s leading consumer food solutions business, with 16 fresh and cooked meat sites across the UK, employing around 7,500 people.

The Lynn site in Beveridge Way produces sliced cooked meats such as ham, corned beef, chicken, turkey and pork lunch tongue. The site was originally built in the 1960s under Baxters Butchers and was then bought by the East Asiatic Group, owners of Plumrose brand. In 1993, the site was bought by Danish Company VJS, who then merged with Danish Crown in 1999 to create Tulip UK.

In 2002 the King’s Lynn site was selected for major investment extending and updating both its manufacturing and slicing facilities.

Tulip Ltd is listed in the Sunday Times Inward Investment Track 50 – a league table which recognises the important role overseas-headquartered multinationals employing the most people in the UK play in the economy.