Food Manufacture Excellence Awards finalists: Apprentice of the Year

Daisy Obson, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Daisy Obson has finished her Level 3 Electrical and Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship, working at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners’ (CCEP) Wakefield site.

She is responsible for the maintenance and performance of production lines on site which is the largest soft drinks plant by volume in Europe. She helps to keep the lines running safely and efficiently, adhering to the highest quality standards, while also ensuring that procedures are reviewed periodically to ensure the team’s safety.

She has introduced annual checks to improve the electrical safety of heavy-duty vehicles on site and spearheaded a project to remove air leaks. She has also played an instrumental role in solving breakdowns on complex machinery to ensure the lines at Wakefield are able to run effectively.

Caitlin Bolton, Prima Cheese

Caitlin Bolton is currently completing her Business Administrator Level 3 Standard Apprenticeship with Sunderland College. Her role at Prima Cheese is within the UK Sales Department, which supports the overall effectiveness of the organisation. 

She has conducted research surrounding the formal and informal processes she follows at work to identify where improvements could be made. 

She has based a project on creating a new induction booklet to train staff when they start in her department. She has also completed a demonstration to new members of the admin team recently on the process for taking phone calls. 

Ellie Edmonds, ABP

Ellie Edmonds has recently been promoted to HR Coordinator and has passed her Level 3 in Business Administration. She is involved in many projects and initiatives on-site and at the group level. In addition, she is the Youth Ambassador for ABP and is engaged with its female talent community.