Cadbury owners provide work experience

Mondelēz International gives GCSE students a Taste of Work.

A group of GCSE students from The ACE Academy in Tipton attended an interactive ‘Taste of Work’ session to learn more about the career options available in the food technology industry.

Hosted by global snack provider Mondelēz International, the group were invited to the Research, Development & Quality centre at the Bournville site to get a glimpse of its ‘Innovation kitchen’, and learn more about the product development process.

During their visit, the students also designed their own chocolate product and presented their creations to fellow students – all of which proved useful towards their food technology qualification, which focuses on product development, packaging and labelling.

Martyn Robinson, a scientist who volunteered to deliver the session alongside his colleagues, said: “It was great to welcome the students from The ACE Academy. They were really amazed to see our working environment, learn about our career paths and see how the STEM subjects they are studying relate to our roles and how important they are to our industry.

“Thank you to everyone that supported the young people during the session and shared their skills and experiences.”

Funded by The Cadbury Foundation since 2007, Taste of Work aims to raise awareness and inspire young people about the food and drink industry and the career opportunities within the sector, providing students with an effective industrial context to support their learning.

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