Karro Food Limited has welcomed Matthew Archer to its on-site team the same week as he won HETA’s apprentice of the year award.

Matthew started at Karro’s Malton site after being presented with the award from HETA, a company which provides specialist training for people who are looking to become an engineer through the apprenticeship route. Matthew was chosen as the winner and was praised for his enthusiasm and determination.

The 17 year-old has spent the past 12 months at HETA and now that he has completed his first year, he is starting the next phase of his training by moving on site to complete the apprenticeship at Karro.

Matthew said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to have won the apprentice of the year award. It was an honour to win apprentice of the month, so to win this too is just fantastic. I’ve learnt a lot during my first year at HETA and now I’m looking forward to getting on site at Karro and progressing further.”

Lauren Dineley, Human Resources Business Partner at Karro Food Ltd, said: “We’re extremely pleased to welcome Matthew to Karro. He’s already proved what an asset he is going to be to our team, and we’re excited to continue to help him develop. Our apprenticeship programme is something we’re very proud of here at Karro. We believe the scheme offers young people a way to achieve industry recognised certification whilst also being able to work full time and earn a great income.”