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Ministerial visit boosts trainees at Bournville.

SECRETARY of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,Owen Paterson dropped into the Cadbury factory at Bournville for a VIP visit.

He met apprentices, sampled some of the firm's latest innovations and saw for himself how Cadbury Dairy Milk is made.

Apprentices from Mondelez International gave Mr Paterson a tour of the factory. They discussed their day-to-day roles and how to encourage more young people in Birmingham into apprenticeships.

Mondelez International's work in local schools through its award-winning Taste of Work programme was highlighted as a way to inspire young people to work in the food and drink industry.

Mr Paterson said: "It has been a fantastic opportunity to meet dynamic apprentices and see the range of new Cadbury products being made here in Bournville. I am hugely encouraged by the amount of innovation I've seen, from packaging design to food technology. I'm right behind Mondelez's drive to bring new talent to the food industry."
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