Safe, supportive workplace
Our responsibility is to work with all our people to inspire
trust, pride, motivation and job satisfaction through a work and
learning environment that is safe, productive, supportive and
Our vision is to be the UK's safest bakery business. The Safety
First initiative promotes health and safety standards, activity and
performance. Over the last three years, the percentage of people
suffering a lost time injury has fallen by more than
We're developing a leadership team whose behaviour reflects the
importance of safety, health and wellbeing, and who are advocates
for Safety First.
On the road
We treat our drivers as professionals, trained and skilled in
all aspects of their work. Our logistics infrastructure is designed
to deliver great customer service while minimising risk of road
traffic and personal injury accidents.
Our fleet operations have received awards from road safety
charity Brake for
initiatives including driver training and early adoption of the Department for
Transport Certificate of Professional Competence Scheme.
Engaging our people
Our annual employee survey measures progress in creating a great
place to work. It's a key driver of our business success as it
gives everyone the chance to participate in creating local
improvement plans that lead to change and increased engagement.
We have a Continuous Improvement (CI) philosophy that helps
create an environment where individuals and teams continually
improve performance and their workplace. CI helps develop
leadership skills and an understanding of team-based productivity
Skills development through site learning centres provides
relevant workplace training. For example, Allied Bakeries West
Bromwich is partnering with a local college to deliver numeracy,
literacy and communication skills, a bespoke bakery operatives'
apprenticeship scheme and an engineers' development programme.
Leadership training includes working in a cross-divisional team
with a charitable organisation to deliver a critical strategic
project for the charity. Graduate recruitment and development
support our talent pipeline, from rigorous assessment through to
structured training programmes that build a cadre of talented
An independent, confidential Employee Assistance
Programme supports our people and their families with issues
such as health and well being information, stress, finances and