“To see the impact of waste and be able to identify it and go in deep to solve the problems. In the class, we could bounce ideas and see what the point of view was from other departments. Really helpful,” she says.
“It’s been insightful into the next level of the manufacturing process, we see what management see now.”
The Dad’s Pies programme (called ‘Recipe for Success’ after one of the company’s core values) is a mix of courses including core foundation skills, leadership and competitive systems manufacturing, with participants entering where they are at and levelling up as required, with support from Competenz to complete NZQA qualifications.
With plans to grow Recipe for Success and offer a Level 2 Certificate in Food and Beverage Processing, the career pathway for staff is both visible and achievable.
This has been the vision of Operations Manager Aaron de Jonge and the Leadership team.
“It’s all about collaboration, that’s what has made this programme a success…it’s important to stop and take stock of what’s been achieved – it’s a whole team effort.”