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Nostalgia: Training scheme leads to new opportunities

What was being described as something new in the field of industrial training was underway at Maconochie's in Hadfield.

The new training could have led to some local lads getting a job thousands of miles from home.

Back in 1946, the Waterside cannery had started a number of 16 and 17-year-old boys on a kind of  apprenticeship scheme with a difference

It would last five years and involve learning everything there was to be learned about the food processing industry.

By the end of the course it was said that they should be suitable for positions of responsibility either at British factories or at new plants to be opened in the Dominions.

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