Cranswick’s industry-leading commitments to social responsibility told me everything I needed to know about the company’s values – making my decision to join Cranswick an easy one.
When I first joined, I spent a week on a farm in Norfolk, followed by a tour of Cranswick’s locations – giving me the ideal introduction to the industry.
Now a year in, what’s impressed me most is the flexibility. Although there’s a structured programme in place, I’m able to make adjustments. For example, I enjoyed my time in operations so much that I was able to extend my time there.
Today, I’m working in production at Lazenby’s, Cranswick’s gourmet sausage site. In a short period, I’ve progressed from working as an operative to directly supporting shift management in production supervision – with the production management team always looking to keep me challenged. I’ve also been given a mentor; a fellow graduate with 8 years in the business (and success in operations).
When it comes to feedback, alongside regular feedback from within my teams, I have regular catch ups with the senior leadership team who encourage me to share ideas.
Since joining the company, I’ve been given the platform to challenge myself, develop a host of skills and even engage with the local community through “Operation Hotdog” – a programme tackling homelessness and food poverty. Few companies within the industry offer the same opportunities, making me extremely proud to be part of such an ambitious business.