Congratulations to leading fresh food manufacturer, Natures Way, who have been shortlisted for an Apprenticeship/ Training Scheme Award in the Made In The South East Awards.

Based in Selsey, Chichester, Natures Way (who supply stores including Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Lidl and Aldi) have been running since 1994.

Started by the Langmead brothers, who set up a small bagged salad operation, with the idea to combine the freshest lettuce with the latest food manufacturing technology, the company now employ more than 900 people and operate three manufacturing units in Chichester capable of producing over 190m units and handling over 41,000 tonnes of finished product.

The innovative manufacturing company have a history of inspiring interns and recently launched a new apprenticeship training programme with the aim of providing almost 300 operations staff with a nationally recognised qualification in food manufacturing.

The FDQ level 2 qualification involves hands-on assessments with operations staff during work time, as well as time in the classroom to ensure functional maths and English skills are at the appropriate level.

It’s Natures Way core values for supporting apprentices and company training schemes that have seen the company be shortlisted for the Apprenticeship/ Training Scheme Award.

The Made in the South East Awards are designed to recognise and reward manufacturing companies based in the South East region that have demonstrated success in innovation, product development and growth in either domestic or overseas markets and are run by Insider Media Limited.

The winning manufacturers from the shortlists will be announced at the gala awards dinner taking place at the Hilton Hotel, Gatwick Airport on Thursday 23 November 2017.

See the full shortlist and more about the Made in the South East Awards here