Why is it a good employer? Dawn's Circle of Excellence says it all. The Circle is about people, products and customers. People are at the heart of this business and it shows. There is a great atmosphere here and a commitment to developing wonderful products and solutions for our customers. We are always busy developing new product concepts.
What's the best thing about working there? The people the passion, enthusiasm and fun they bring to producing wonderful "indulgent" sweet US bakery products.
Does the company offer any unusual benefits? To underpin our philosophy of building people and teams, we have put in childcare vouchers and a bike-to-work scheme in line with our American family philosophy. In addition, we have put a stronger emphasis on building better communication with language skills, as well as bakery and management skills through NVQ courses. We are also planning in developing the range of training available over the next years.
What's the training like? We have put in some excellent programmes this year and plan to expand the range. All team members should be able to work towards any and all professional qualifications from GCSE to degrees. We would like to have a wide range of self-development programmes, which would include training such as, mentoring, IT, languages, etc, all the skills that help to take the business and people forward. We are working towards Investors in People recognition.
What's your proudest achievement in the past 12 months? Helping to grow the business through making sure we recruit the right people, develop their potential, give them interesting challenges, and then to watch them fly.
What is the most important or challenging HR issue? The strategic plans, structures, people and processes that underpin plans for growth in Europe.
Are you looking for any people right now? We are growing teams in line with our strategic plan and we are looking for talented and enthusiastic people.
What tips would you offer jobseekers? Experience and technical expertise are important but commitment and passion make the difference.
How do I find out more about the company? Visit www.dawnfoods.com.
How does one go about applying for a job? Contact me at Dawn Foods, Worcester Road, Evesham WR11 4QU, 01386 760800.