Greenhalgh’s embarks on new training initiative

first_imgNorth-west company Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery has struck a partnership with Wigan Technical College to take on 12 apprentices a year in a “brand new initiative”.David Smart, Greenhalgh’s director and president of the Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA), aims to improve skills in the sector through training young bakers.“We have created a Greenhalgh’s apprenticeship course in collaboration with Wigan College and agreed to take in apprentices because we are big enough to do so,” he told British Baker.Smart plans to recruit 12 apprentices for a three-year programme, whereby the students spend two days a week at college and three days with the bakery. Greenhalgh’s runs 62 shops, supplied by two bakeries near Bolton.However, recruitment is proving tough and the bakery still has eight places to fill before the course kicks off in September. Smart said he would approach other colleges to fill his quota if the 12 hopefuls could not be recruited from Wigan Technical College alone.He said: “I am the national bakery president (of the CBA) and one of my presidential promises is to re-engage the industry with the colleges.”The students will learn theory and craft at college and gain practical experience at Greenhalgh’s. They will be paid the national rate for their age for the days worked at the bakery.last_img read more

Uganda’s Museveni releases new campaign song

first_imgUganda’s President Museveni launches manifesto Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni praises Trump President Yoweri Museveni has recorded a campaign song ahead of elections next year, following up on his past efforts at rap with a tune about long life, music and livestock. President Yoweri Museveni has recorded a campaign song ahead of elections next year, following up on his past efforts at rap with a tune about long life, music and livestock.Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has released a new song ahead of the national election in 2016. This is the second time Museveni has recorded a track around during presidential campaigns, but the new song is yet to become a hit.President Yoweri Museveni has contributed sh400m towards the construction of an office block for an association of Ugandan artists. The President released his first song Mpenkoni barely five years ago.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXe3uRL3gogHis latest release ‘Yengoma’ has received massive hits (views) on video-sharing site YouTube. ‘Yengoma’ released last week, had hit over 6,100 views and 7,500 downloads by Thursday.The pop-folk song is titled “Yengoma”, loosely meaning “the drum”, a traditional symbol of power in Uganda, which Museveni has led since 1986.The Daily Monitor newspaper said the lyrics dealt with “cattle keeping, musical instruments, and longevity,” some of the recurring themes in Museveni’s speeches.The President announced his contribution after local music and art performers begged him to find them land where they can set up their headquarters and make financial contribution towards its construction. Uganda President Museveni Releases Song Ahead Of National Election Relatedlast_img read more