first_imgSainsbury’s is targeting school leavers for an in-store Bakery Apprenticeship Scheme which it plans to roll out to all 360 of its scratch bakeries.The supermarket plans to recruit the first 30 trainees to pilot the scheme in the north east and London this year. It hopes to introduce a further 60 apprentices through its stores in 2007, as it starts to roll out the scheme nationwide.Johanna Jones, qualifications manager, said the first 10 apprentices are being recruited for the north east from this month. Sainsbury’s is particularly aiming to attract 16 to 18 year olds, she said. One recruit, or a maximum of two, will be posted per store. Ms Jones told British Baker: “We decided to pilot in the north east as the region has a strong background in bakery and the departments can support training.” Recruitment for 10 trainees for London stores will start after exam time in June. Another 10 trainees will be recruited in September and October. They are also likely to be posted in London, where Sainsbury’s has a shortage of trained bakers. The new course has been designed by Sainsbury’s and developed with Skillsmart Retail, the Sector Skills Council for the retail sector. Government funding has been allocated to support training candidates aged up to 24 in England. Older candidates will also be considered, funded by Sainsbury’s itself. Sainsbury’s will also seek government funding for the scheme in Scotland and Northern Ireland.The apprenticeship lasts between 12 and 18 months – allowing trainees to progress at their own speed. It is equivalent to five GCSEs (grade A*-C) and includes an NVQ Level 2, one unit of a NVQ Level 3, a technical certificate and NVQ Level 2 key skills. The course covers modules from stock management and quality standards to selling techniques and baking skills. Trainees will have a ‘buddy’ to act as a sounding board. Apprentices can become in-store bakers once they complete the course, or take on a fast track career path to a supervisory or junior management role. Sainsbury’s project manager for the apprenticeship, Julia Read, said: “We’ve recognised that the number of skilled bakers is sharply declining. We’re extremely proud to be the first supermarket to offer an apprenticeship with a craft and to be working so closely with Skillsmart Retail to deliver a qualification that really meets our business needs.”last_img read more

first_imgDon’t forget to get creative and enter British Bakers’ cupcake cake-off competition in the run up to National Cupcake Week, which takes place from 14-19 September.British Baker and co-sponsors of National Cupcake Week, Puratos, welcome all professionals up and down the country to join in the fun by submitting their outstanding recipes and designs by the extended deadline – 8 July.The competition is open only to bakery professionals, who want the chance to compete to showcase the best of British cupcakes.In order to contend for the cupcake king or queen title, we need you to send us a commercial scale recipe and method including topping (one that could be produced in a shop), plus photography, along with an application form, which you can download from the dedicated cupcake week page on our website – www.bakeryinfo.co.uk.Entries will be selected and judged anonymously by a panel of judges, made up of representatives from British Baker, National Cupcake Week’s co-sponsors and an independent expert. The 10 best recipes and images will be shortlisted, and the chosen entrants will then be contacted by the judges.The panel will then whittle down the shortlist to six winning recipes. Each of these will represent one retail day of the Week, from Monday to Saturday. An overall champion of cupcake champions will also be crowned.National Cupcake Week is being used to support the sale of cupcakes in any outlet that sells them, from craft bakers to cafes, supermarkets and convenience stores.Look out for more details on the competition in the next issue of British Baker, out 19 June, and on the official National Cupcake Week Facebook page.Please remember:Only professionals who either make or supply cupcakes as a business are invited to enter.The deadline is 8 July 2009.Send your entries to [email protected] or post to Cupcake Competition, Elizabeth Ellis, William Reed Business Media, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT.last_img read more

first_imgMaple Leaf Bakery UK has announced its New York Bakery Co brand is to be relaunched on 4 January, as the firm aims to drive growth in the bagel sector.The firm has reformulated its bagel recipe, to give it a more authentic New York look and taste, following extensive consumer research both in the UK and the US.The new six-strong range, which includes the addition of a wholemeal bagel, will be relaunched in new packaging, and with a £2m marketing drive behind it. The full range will be available in a five-pack format, while its three top-sellers cinnamon & raisin, sesame and plain will also be available in packs of four.See the feature: A taste of New York, for the full story>>Maple Leaf takes direct action on bagel brandlast_img read more

first_imgThree men have been arrested following the attempted theft of a safe from a Greggs in Kingston, Surrey.Police were called to Greggs Bakery in Central Road, Worcester Park, at 11pm on 26 January, to find men attempting to load the safe into a Ford transit-type vehicle. They were tracked by a police helicopter.Two of the men, both aged 21, have been bailed  and no further action is being taken against the third man.last_img

first_img Google+ Facebook Petition seeking to save Indiana Beach outpacing creator’s expectations WhatsApp Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market (Source: https://goo.gl/jKtnJJ License: https://goo.gl/sZ7V7x) A petition to save Indiana Beach has gathered more than 20 thousand signatures in just 24 hours.The original petition sought 15 thousand signatures. That was quickly changed after a huge initial response. By Friday afternoon there were 27 thousand names on the petition.The theme park in Monticello closed on Tuesday after more than 90 years.Former employee and fan of the park Dustin Sprunger started the page at Change dot org, in the hopes that someone might buy the popular Indiana destination and keep it open.The future of the park and its attractions remains unknown. You can find the petition here. Facebook By Tommie Lee – February 21, 2020 0 351 Twitter Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleSilver Alert for missing Delphi teenagerNext articleGordman’s closing Mishawaka location after ten years Tommie Leelast_img read more

first_img By Associated Press – March 24, 2020 0 366 Indiana health chief warns coronavirus cases will increase Twitter Google+ WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Twitter Dr. Kristina Box, Indiana Health Commissioner, answers questions about COVID-19 infections and its impact on the state as Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb listens during a briefing at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Holcomb ordered state residents to remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. The order is in effect from March 25 to April 7. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Top Indiana officials are warning that the state’s rapid jump in coronavirus illnesses is just the beginning and that obeying a new stay-at-home order is necessary.The order from Gov. Eric Holcomb takes effect Wednesday and comes the confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana grew to 365 on Tuesday, more than 12 times what state health officials reported a week earlier.State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box says the state is in “the very early parts of this outbreak.”Holcomb urged all residents to take seriously the stay-at-home order that runs at least through April 6. Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleLocal restaurants face the challenge of coronavirusNext articleSen. Young backs bill supporting small internet providers Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.last_img read more

first_img Twitter South Bend Cubs to host Chicago Cubs watch party this Friday night WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+ Pinterest By 95.3 MNC – July 27, 2020 1 304 (Photo supplied/South Bend Cubs) The South Bend Cubs will host four Chicago Cubs Watch Parties at Four Winds Field this season. The first event will be held this coming Friday, July 31, as the Chicago Cubs face the Pittsburgh Pirates. Gates open at 7:00 p.m. with first pitch scheduled for 8:15 p.m. Additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.In conjunction with Marquee Sports Network, the games will be shown on the video board. General admission tickets are $15, and fans can sit in the seating bowl or in the outfield grass. Fans will be allowed to bring blankets for the field, but umbrellas and lawn chairs are prohibited. Only 1,500 tickets will be available for this event and available by clicking here.The South Bend Cubs will also offer a special V.I.P. package. The Outdoor Suite package allows for six people to watch the movie from one of the outdoor suites and includes a voucher for each guest to receive a hot dog or burger, bag of chips, and soda. The package also includes two vouchers good for a tub of popcorn. Food vouchers must be redeemed at the concession stands. Table service will not be provided. Only six suites will be available and can be purchased by clicking here.Like movie night, two concession stands will be open as well as two Steakadelphia stands. There will be multiple beer stands open including the Miller Lite Tiki Hut. The Cubs Den Team Store will be open with a special Cubs sale and the splash pad will be on.This event will follow the State of Indiana’s Phase 4.5 guidelines policies set by the CDC. Fans will be asked to keep at least six feet away from guests they do not know. Hand sanitizers will also be placed throughout the concourse. Those attending will be expected to abide by the Governor’s executive order requiring all Hoosiers to wear a face mask when in public spaces (indoor and outdoor) when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained, including when standing in line for concessions, drinks, bathrooms, or where people congregate.Exceptions to this rule are those with a medical condition that prevents them from safely wearing a mask and any child 2 and younger. Once individuals are back within their family unit, they can remove the mask. Google+ Facebook WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichiganNewsSports Facebook Previous articleSouth Bend homeless situation to return to front burner during council meetingNext articleBerrien County health leaders concerned about rising percentage of COVID-19 cases 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

first_imgUp to £40 million of funding is available for businesses to work with an academic or research organisation and graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.Businesses can apply for funding to bring in a graduate to collaborate on an innovation project. They will support you to translate academic thinking into business change, growth and development.The project can focus on any technology or industry area. It can last between 12 and 36 months, depending on what it is and the needs of your business.Before applying, you should have a specific project in mind. You can work with a university, college or research and technology organisation you already have a relationship with, or start a new partnership. Additional project support is provided through the network of Knowledge Transfer Advisers.Applications should: small and medium-sized enterprises contribute around £35,000 per year, about one-third of the project costs large businesses contribute about £55,000 per year, or half of the project costs Programme information include information about the participants set out the objectives of the project explain what the project is proposing to do outline the deliverables for the graduatecenter_img applications for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are open throughout the year the deadline for applications for this round is 4 July 2018. If you miss the deadline for one round you will automatically be entered into the next any size business or not-for-profit organisation may apply projects can last between 12 and 36 months the amount of grant you can get for your project will depend on the size of your business, typically: Find out more about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and how to apply.last_img read more

first_img Ryan acted without consideration for the significant and long-lasting emotional damage it would cause his victim. I am pleased that the Court of Appeal has agreed with my referral, and hope this increased sentence will bring some comfort to the victim and her family. A man who sexually assaulted a young girl has today been immediately imprisoned after the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, referred his sentence under the ULS scheme.Kevin Ryan, 64, sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl, groping her under her clothing. The crime was reported after the victim’s mother found her crying in her room. The assault has had a considerable, lasting impact on the victim.Ryan was originally sentenced at Warwick Crown Court in April, where he was given a sentence of 2 years’ imprisonment suspended for 2 years. Yesterday, after the Solicitor General’s referral, the Court of Appeal increased his sentence to 3 years imprisonment.Commenting on the sentence increase, the Solicitor General said:last_img read more

first_imgWelcome all of you to the Start-Up Games, here in London.I wanted to thank those of you who have come across from the Western Balkans for coming here and I hope today, you will find, has been an incredibly useful time for you.I understand you had a launch last night and are raring to go for today.The innovation we see in the Western BalkansYou should know that everybody here is part of a very special and carefully selected group of people that we have asked to come to take part in today.What we are looking for around the world are some of the most innovative entrepreneurs, and you have actually been singled out as people that we think fit that bill.We think that every single one of your businesses has an idea.We think you have an idea and you have the start of a business acumen that can really transform what is happening in the world, and that’s why we’re excited that you’re here today.We have for example a company from Serbia that has solar-powered drones.These drones are expected to stay airborne for months, so another major improvement.Or a Kosovan company building desktop 3D printers.A Bosnian company developing smart beehives.Or one of my personal favourites having come from the education world, earlier in my business career, an EdTech business with the wonderful name “Whoopedu”.And that’s just a tip of the iceberg.Now today really is about hearing from people who’ve done it before, hearing from investors about what it is that they are looking for in terms of businesses in which to invest – people and ideas in which to invest.It’s about helping you build your networks, because networks in any business line are fundamentally important.And it’s about what we can do to give you some ideas, thoughts, links to bring your ideas and make them a reality.But before I start and launch the event I just wanted to say a few words, and step back, about why this event is taking place at all.Building links with Balkan governments and businessesAs you know it’s part of a major bigger diplomatic activity: the Western Balkans Summit.This itself is part of an even bigger project called the Berlin Process. And that was a process that was developed to strengthen the multilateral ties between the 6 Western Balkans nations and the European Union.In fact, this is the 5th Berlin Summit event.It was an initiative that was launched by Chancellor Merkel, and which our Prime Minister, Theresa May, is proud to host here today in the UK.And I think you will see this very much and it represents a sign of our ongoing commitment, to your countries, which I can promise you, will not stop when we leave the EU.So next time somebody says, “what were you doing here?”, you can say you were attending an event which was all part of a diplomatic mission.But I don’t think anyone will think that you’d come to an event quite like this.But that’s actually what makes it so important, because having come from business myself, and I’ve been in government for just over 9 months, I’m very clear the government’s role is to do what we can do to help businesses, but the people who trade, the people with the ideas that take them forward are almost always businesses – businessmen and women.So for me, it’s incredibly important that we don’t just have government-to-government links but we have business-to-business links.And that’s especially true in the world of start-ups.So we have seasoned investors here, as I’ve said.We in the UK have one of the largest investor bases, with £1.2 trillion worth of money invested from the UK, abroad.So we think for you there’s a big opportunity to be had.The UK’s commitment to the Western BalkansAnd let’s make no mistake, the UK is committed to the Western Balkans.We may be leaving the EU, but we are not leaving Europe.We support the prosperity, the stability and the security of Europe, and we always will.So my government, and the department I represent – the Department of International Trade – are determined that we will take a leading role in the Western Balkans.And we are here, as I said earlier, to help you achieve your full potential.The Global Entrepeneur ProgrammeWe believe we have one of the world’s best business environments.The World Bank will independently measure the UK as the Number 7 in terms of ease of doing business.So what we’re doing now to build on that is to develop a fellowship programme to give entrepreneurs and investors or future investors direct exposure to our innovative environment in the UK.And to set up a link – a network – between Britain and Western Balkans, entrepreneurs and the tech incubators.And this today is the first time you will have heard it officially from a government minister: we are extending the Global Entrepreneur Programme, which helps tech entrepreneurs scale and flourish, from a UK base – we’re extending the Global Entrepreneur Programme, or the GEP, to the Western Balkans.I was lucky enough last week to meet one of the founders, Eric van der Kleij.In fact, I met him in Seoul, in Korea, where he was there doing what he, obviously he and his colleagues had done, scouring the world for the best ideas to bring them to the UK for events such as this.We hope that this day will help you.It will help you build your business plans.It will provide you with assistance for any relocation you might need, including access to the Entrepreneur Visa.We hope it will be the start of helping secure new investment, to begin some mentoring options and mentoring opportunities and to give you advice about how to grow.ConclusionI really hope that some of you here today, while enjoying today, I hope it will be helpful and I hope you will look back and think this was a fundamental change in the way you took on your business.And I hope you will take advantage of this programme to help both the Western Balkans and the UK – and Europe as a whole – to reach that high-tech, high-growth future that we all want to see.And I’m very clear it will be you and people like you that will do it.Let’s make a start today.I officially open the Western Balkans Games.Let the games begin.last_img read more