Local School councils came to visit the Bakery!
A group of young School Council members, from all schools across the Eden Valley were given a tour around Bells’ dedicated gluten, wheat and dairy free bakery. Whilst going around the Bakery they saw all of the innovative processes aided by machinery.
The students also completed their own taste panel, testing mainstream products against Bells’ gluten, wheat and dairy free alternatives including Bakewell tarts, Brownies and Gingerbread men.
Gary Newman, Head Teacher of Skelton Primary School said: “The tour and activities at Bells were brilliant, one of the best events of this kind yet!”
Reaching the milestone of 70 years in business in 2016, Bells is keen to invest in the next generation of Bakers and enthuse young people to engage their interest in local industries right on their doorstep.
Managing Director, Michael Bell said: “We show a large commitment to invest in our local people – at whatever age – to enable us to grow our local economy and business to be able to be around for the next 70 years.
We also have an apprenticeship scheme across both Baking and Engineering here at the Bakery. This programme is open to school leavers and provides a fantastic combination of on-the-job training and class-based learning at Kendal College.
Many of the young staff at Bells who have completed the apprentices have quickly progressed up the career ladder, with these qualifications opening avenues to new areas of the firm for them.