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Eurofoods Group Ltd are pleased to announce their ‘Certificate of Participation’ by GoWales. GO Wales makes it possible for students and graduates to develop their careers in Wales through quality work experience and training opportunities with businesses. The project contributes significantly to the development of a knowledge economy in Wales; businesses have access to higher level skills and fresh ideas to support growth and development. Eurofoods have taken on three new employees in three different departments.

GoWales Participation Certificate EurofoodsGeorgeanna Palmer, 23, was studying at both Swansea and Cardiff Universities and left with a Law degree and Bar qualification. The new employee of the expanding Eurofoods Group explained how she heard about the vacancy; “I heard about Go Wales through a friend who was also using the system. I was pleased to see it enabled graduates to find work placements in their area of study, so I signed up and waited for the right opportunity to come along. I had an email one morning saying that there was a vacancy for a paralegal assistant in Newport. After reading the advert and doing some research I found out the placement was with Eurofoods. I researched the company and found that it was a swiftly growing company with a promising future and so I decided to apply.”

On her new employment Geaorgeanna said ” Eurofoods is truly great place to work. It’s full of friendly people who are always on hand with a kind word or a helping hand. From day one I felt welcomed and part of the team, leaving me feeling like I wanted to return the next day. Working as a paralegal assistant in the legal department has been far greater than I ever could have anticipated. I carry out a range of work on a daily basis including employment law, immigration law and property law, all areas you wouldn’t necessarily expect to cover in a company which predominately deals with food. I am grateful to both Go Wales and Eurofoods for providing me with this great opportunity, it really will prepared and equip me for what ever comes next in life.”

The second employee is 21 year old Nadira Begum, who achieved First Class Honours in BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology at Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly UWIC). Nadira explained “Heard of Go Wales through careers service at the University through which I applied to Euro foods initially as a 10 week placement.  Euro foods is a fast evolving business with lots of great opportunities yet to explore.  The role is wide and varied and tailored to suit individual needs.”

The newest recruit Sophie Evans,
Intending to take on more graduates in the near future with participation of the project, Eurofoods are encouraging other companies in Wales to benefit from the services of the GoWales project. It’s a beneficial practice in many ways. Not only are you giving experience, employment to students and graduates,  but in turn solving your own companies recruitment problems with the most talented people.

Separately, Eurofoods are also launching an employment open day for their new depot in Hayes near London on the 1st August 2012. For further information please go to their careers section at their website www.eurofoods.co.uk