Two Dunbia Butchery Academy trainees from our Llanybydder site have won national recognition at the Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers Awards.
Robert Powell won the award for the Meat Apprentice Showing Most Management Promise while Matuesz Ireneusz Pluta was awarded Best Meat Processing Student. The awards were presented at a prestigious lunch in London by Patricia Dart, Master of the Worshipful Company of Butchers.
Steven Dobson, Butchery Academy Manager congratulated Robert and Matuesz, “On behalf of everyone at Dunbia, I would like to congratulate Robert and Matuesz. This is a tremendous personal achievement for them and an indication of their commitment and dedication to their career in Dunbia. Robert and Matuesz have excelled in our Academy to become talented butchers showing excellent potential for the future. The Dunbia Butchery Academy programme is a mixture of on and off the job training with 1-2-1 tuition and group learning activities carried out by experienced and dedicated BA trainers.
“Dunbia prides itself on our award-winning Butchery Academy which gives young trainees a structured apprenticeship programme with long-term career prospects,” adds Steven. “As a company, Dunbia takes great pride in their success which we see as a reflection of the individual candidate’s abilities and also on the calibre of the apprenticeship programme we offer. This is the fourth time Dunbia Butchery Academy Apprentices have won the national award which is an exceptional achievement.”
Kay Lewis, Dunbia Learning & Development Manager at Llanybydder added her congratulations to the two butchers: “I am delighted that Rob and Matuesz have been recognised at a national level for their butchery skills and abilities. They are two key members of our team at Dunbia Llanybydder and have shown a real willingness to learn and progress their careers with Dunbia. Their awards truly are well deserved.”
Dunbia’s Butchery Academy offers a unique training opportunity for anyone over the age of 16 who wishes to pursue a career in the meat industry.