MDS Diversifies with new Member, Noble Foods

MDS Diversifies with new Member, Noble Foods

We take great pleasure in announcing a new MDS Member, fresh food, animal feed and poultry supplier, Noble Foods. In collaboration with Noble Foods, we hope to diversify the MDS programme and offer a broader scope of opportunities. This diversification marks a development for MDS and the wider industry. We will continue to support food and fresh produce by developing a leadership pipeline inclusive of all aspects of the sector.

Why MDS?

Group HR Director Louisa Hogarty attended her first Meet the Trainees event on behalf of Noble Foods in June. The business plans to take on its first MDS Trainee for the winter secondment season. Louisa explained why the organisation decided to join MDS:

“We are passionate to grow future talent for the food industry. Since Brexit and COVID it is ever more important for us to unite as an industry to demonstrate the wealth of career opportunities we can provide and to welcome and support people into food careers.

Utilising Trainees

When asked how fresh produce Trainees will be used to support an eggs, animal feed and poultry business, Louisa explained:

“We have many facets to our business from agriculture and feed milling to food manufacturing.  One of the main things that excites me about the MDS programme is fresh thinking, working together with candidates that can bring new ideas and opinions to us, that challenge us to be better.”

“Initially, we envisage using Trainees to support with specific projects.  Longer-term we hope to build lasting relationships with the MDS network, identifying potential Trainee roles in different career pathways with us and providing alumni with the opportunity to join us permanently when a suitable vacancy arises.  I also hope that together with MDS, we can support our colleagues to build a meaningful industry network and encourage wider support across the food industry.”

MDS Diversification

MDS COO Sapphira Waterson commented on the announcement:

“We are looking forward to working with Noble Foods to provide enriching opportunities for our Trainees. This collaboration marks a step forward for MDS as we diversify the business to support the industry and its needs further.”

We are excited to see where this collaboration can take the MDS programme and are looking forward to working with Noble Foods to empower proactive future leaders to support all areas of the food industry.