Aubrey Allen welcomes new apprentices to butchery

Coventry-based butcher’s and Butcher’s Shop of the Year finalist Aubrey Allen has been showcasing the next generation of the industry with an apprenticeship open day. 

Held at its academy, the day enabled Aubrey Allen to show its apprentice butcher intake for the year. The business recently added five new apprentices into its business this September.

Michael Perkins, European Butchery Champion, and Mick Jackson, lead demonstration butcher for Aubrey Allen, headed up the day.

Perkins said: “We are really excited to be giving these five young people a chance for a great career. Once they have finished their apprenticeship, there are so many opportunities within the business as we are committed to continual training and helping people to achieve their full potential.”

Lucianne Allen, sales director and former chair of the Trailblazer Apprenticeships for the industry, added: “Apprenticeships benefit both the student and the business and we are committed to improving skills and opportunities in our industry. September 14th may only be day one for the trainees, but we know from our long service awards last year that it is likely to be day one of a career with us spanning over 10 or even 20 years. Staff tend to stay and enjoy the family atmosphere, as well as the bacon sandwiches and product tasting.”

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