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Apprenticeships For A Great Future

ONE of the area’s best-known companies is looking for apprentices to embark on a brilliant career.

Stateside Foods, which is based in Westhoughton, already has an enviable reputation as an employer with a history of providing positive career paths for its staff.

It also has a well-established Apprentice Scheme which is designed to give individuals the opportunity to gain real experience in a vibrant and busy production environment.

Successful applicants will work in all key areas of the business while actively working towards a degree qualification and earning a competitive salary, all without student debt.

The company want their apprentices to gain knowledge and leadership skills that will allow them to deliver future business objectives and ensure excellent product standards.

The Apprenticeship Scheme is for four years and offers the chance to earn an Honours Degree in Business Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership and full CMI Chartered Manager status – all while undertaking various placements in the business.

Employment at Stateside Foods not only offers a highly competitive salary and comprehensive training but also many benefits which include free gym membership at the USN Bolton Arena. So you’re gaining a fit career for the future while getting fit at the same time!

To find out more about these first-class apprenticeships go to, or contact the company’s recruitment team on 01942 841200 or email


Fun In The Sun For Stateside Foods

The sun shone as Westhoughton-based Stateside Foods held another of its enjoyable annual Family Fun Days at the Arena last month.

More than 1,000 employees and family members attended the event and among the activities were Bubble Football, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, an inflatable Helter Skelter, and inflatable Wipeout, a Bungee Run and Bungee Trampolines. There was also music and a DJ, free food and refreshments and a free sweet stall.

Commented Managing Director, Mr Jon Lucas: “We have a great team at Stateside Foods and our Family Fun Day is our way of saying thank you to everyone for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

“The event is a great opportunity to spend time together with friends and families, having fun outside of work and the team at Bolton Arena always make sure the day runs smoothly and is a huge success.”

Said the Arena’s Events & B2B Manager Hannah Mooney: “Stateside Foods are fantastic supporters of Bolton Arena and the Family Funday is always an enjoyable day in our events calendar.”

As well as hosting the Family Funday at the Arena, Stateside Foods are sponsors of Bolton Arena and invest in gym memberships at the Arena for their entire workforce.

News From Our Sponsors

CONGRATULATIONS to one of the Arena’s sponsors, Stateside Foods, on its new apprenticeship scheme.

The well-known Westhoughton company has a long history of providing positive career paths for its employees. Now, it is extending this ethos to the next generation by recruiting apprentices covering a range of disciplines from Manufacturing and Engineering to Product Development and Purchasing.

To find out more go to –

We would also like to extend our congratulations to another Arena sponsor, The Middlebrook-based company has just been named the best retailer to work for in the country.

They came ahead of companies including John Lewis, IKEA and Waitrose after employees were invited to offer feedback about their employers on the website received top marks from its employees, thanks to it offering “perks” including free breakfasts and snacks, childcare vouchers and free gym membership at the USN Bolton Arena.

John Roberts, the company CEO, told the Daily Mail: “At AO, we firmly believe that people are our business and caring about our employees is a fundamental part of our culture.”

Gwyn Hughes, Commercial Manager at the USN Bolton Arena, added: “This just goes to show how much staff really appreciate being given useful services like free gym membership. They feel valued, and it also shows how well the Arena’s Corporate Membership Scheme works.”


Helping Staff To Health And Fitness

THE healthy corporate relationship between the USN Bolton Arena and two major local companies took a further step forward with Workplace Wellness Weeks there.

The Arena already has well-established links with and Stateside Foods, both sponsors and which both fund gym memberships for their staff at the Arena gym.

The idea of the Wellness Weeks was to showcase to staff the excellent fitness facilities they have on their doorstep, and also to emphasise what they get from their own company.

The Weeks involved Arena staff going in to the workplace to arrange fitness challenges to get people talking about and signing up to the gym membership. There were also programme drop-ins so anyone could come and get advice on their training programme.

Some of the Arena’s tenants and other sponsors also got involved. Summit Physiotherapy offered a free injury clinic to both workforces and  gave them discounts for their first visit. And USN staff helped out with  product sampling and were available to help out with questions on nutrition.

“The Arena is able to go into businesses to put on similar Wellness mornings or afternoons,” states Marketing and B2B Account Executive James Chapman. “There are a number of ways in which companies can help their staff become a healthier workforce.”

* To find out more, call James on 01204 488111 or email


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