Catching up with trainee dairy technologist – Georgie Brighton

Georgie BrightonGeorgie achieved a distinction in her Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology from Reaseheath after joining us back in 2009. She then progressed onto a foundation degree in food industry with management. During her degree, Georgie successfully managed her time and spent the summer months working as a Section Manager in the Customer Service and Replenishment department at Waitrose.

Growing up on a dairy farm, Georgie took a particular interest in the dairy industry whilst studying at Reaseheath. With the dairy industry in mind, on the successful completion of her foundation degree she decided to apply for a job at Arla Foods. Following a competitive selection process involving a telephone interview and two site based interviews, Georgie won a position as a trainee dairy technologist at Arla. Arla along with other leading dairy companies work in collaboration with Reaseheath College to deliver a specialist dairy technology training programme, Project Eden.

As a trainee dairy technologist at Arla, Georgie is now enrolled onto Project Eden and is working towards a FdSc in Dairy Technology – to help her gain the technological skills to progress within the dairy industry.  She will spend the majority of her time at Arla’s Westbury site, where she will gain vital work experience in each section of the factory and broaden her knowledge of the manufacturing process of butter and whey powder. During the three year programme, Georgie will spend 7-9 week blocks at Reaseheath twice a year to complete the theory, practicals and assessment for the qualification. Each trainee dairy technologist is also assigned a mentor to support them throughout the programme.

Georgie commented, “It’s a delight to have the opportunity work in an industry I love and continue to study at the same time. I’m excited for the future and really pleased to be chosen as the class representative at Reaseheath for the dairy technology cohort.”

To find out more about Project Eden and our dairy technology training programme, please visit our website.alraRGB-Web-logo-2

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