We invited seven local primary schools to the bakery in June. The visit was organised as part of Eden Valley’s regular SCoNE (School Council of North Eden) events.
Confident School council members aged 10-11, from all seven schools were treated to a guided tour around Bells’ dedicated wheat and dairy free bakery and got to see all of the innovation and processes in action.
The students got stuck in making meringues, and decorating them, led by a Bells baking expert, Alison – who has been with us for over 20 years!
Megan Wilkin from Lazonby CE Primary School said: “All the children were extremely enthusiastic and thankful to learn from this experience”.
Celebrating 70 years in business this summer, we are keen to invest in the next generation of Bakers and encourage young people to develop interests in local industries on their doorstep.
Managing Director, Michael Bell said: “We are committed to investing in our local people – however young or old – to continue to grow our local economy and business to enable us to be around for another 70 years.
“We are very proud of our place and heritage and this is something we will never take for granted”
We also have an apprenticeship scheme within the areas of both Baking and Engineering.
This programme is open to school leavers and provides a great combination of on-the-job training with classroom-based learning at Kendal College.
Many of the apprentices have progressed quickly up the career ladder, with the qualifications opening doors to new departments of the business for them.