New Team Members

New Team Members

In order to maintain growth and keep up with demand, MDS has welcomed two new team members.

Kelly Cook: Trainee Liaison Officer

Kelly has joined MDS as Trainee Liaison Officer and will be supporting People Development Manager, Gretta Ryan with Trainee development. She will provide support throughout the secondment process. This support will include helping Trainees to develop their skills within secondments and assisting with aspects of Level 5 training. Kelly joins MDS with a range of experience in team management, sales and learning and development. MDS appealed to Kelly due to the amazing opportunities and coaching MDS gives Trainees.

Kelly Cook

“The trainee blogs, social media updates and positive experiences the Trainees share demonstrate the wide range of opportunities MDS provide. Everyone is friendly, positive and enthusiastic, it’s all about seeing people achieve great things, it’s a perfect fit for me! I’m really looking forward to supporting our current and future trainees achieve their career goals.”



Thomas Divers: Talent Acquisition Officer

Thomas has joined MDS in the new role of Talent Acquisition Officer and will be supporting Business Development Manager, Kirsty Barden with our Graduate engagement plan. Tom will also take a leading role in Trainee recruitment and enrollment. Thomas’s experience is based in education and teaching and will therefore offer great insights into youth recruitment and engagement.

New Team MemberTom told MDS that he is really looking forward to joining the team:

“The opportunity to introduce recent graduates to the food and fresh produce industry attracted me to MDS. I am looking forward to joining MDS. I am excited to be part of a unique graduate scheme provider that encourages and supports future leaders and talent in the industry.”


The appointment of Kelly and Thomas will increase the number of office staff to eight which includes Izzy who joined in May 2020 as a Marketing Assistant.

We look forward to seeing how MDS can grow and develop with the appointment of new members to the MDS team!