Social, our people

We believe that our people are the key to our success. British Sugar’s diverse business holds a multi-skilled workforce with specialists in engineering, business, finance and agriculture and we work as one team to succeed.

Built upon the values of respect, being safe, pride, customer focus, one team and a passion to excel, we train people to both know and care about what they do, by setting clear and focused objectives.

Each year British Sugar's workforce participate in over 1000 training courses. This involves all levels from senior managers to new apprentices and our seasonal workers. We encourage our staff to acquire relevant business, technical and professional qualifications and offer financial assistance for continuous professional development (CPD) in appropriate disciplines. We provide this support to promote excellent technical and professional standards; attract and retain high quality employees and maintain and increase technical and specialist knowledge in the business.

Our company operates graduate schemes and an apprentice programme, recognising that they can deliver many of our future managers.  Over the past 10 years, we have recruited and trained over 100 graduates and 90 apprentices.

We continue to support the development of engineering skills in young people and to that end we have had a long-standing relationship with Loughborough University, conducting a year-long placement scheme for engineering students.

Value development team

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