Bilyara wins SA Employer of the Year

THRILLED: Part of Bilyara Packaging Centre's training team Anne Jones, Tim Holland, Mandy Barnes, Ian Pearson, Christina Zavalis, Yelka Mueller and Ben Dorrington.

THRILLED: Part of Bilyara Packaging Centre's training team Anne Jones, Tim Holland, Mandy Barnes, Ian Pearson, Christina Zavalis, Yelka Mueller and Ben Dorrington.

Solid investment in employees at Treasury Wine Estate’s Bilyara Packaging Centre earned them Large Employer of the Year recognition at the SA Training Awards on Friday night.

The award highlighted the company for heavily investing in the capability of its employees with a mindset built on continuous improvement.

The packaging centre, which won in front of fast food giants McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken, was highlighted for its exceptional achievement in the state’s vocational education and training sector.

The win means the team is now entered into the shortlisting selection process for the National Training Awards.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be recognised as Large Employer of the Year at these awards,” Treasury Wine Estate’s director of wine production for Australia and New Zealand Mandy Barnes said.

“We know that investing in our people means investing in the success of our business.” 

The company’s training framework begins on day one for new employees wen they are put through a rigorous induction program which set the standard for expectations on safety, quality and efficiency.

“World-class training is central to the experience of everyone working at the Bilyara Packaging Centre (BPC), and this award reflects the tremendous capability focus – it is simply part of our culture,” Mrs Barnes said.

Alongside technical skill development, the company provides a range of leadership and career development programs which are run by the company.

The team further supports employees by providing innovative ways to deliver training by way of offering a mix of guest expert speakers, internal leaders and visits to other businesses to expose employees to gain insights into how related businesses operate, and best-class practices.

Also at the awards ceremony, Barossa teenager Madison ter Bogt, who is an apprentice chef and employee of Salty Pork Fino at Seppeltsfield, narrowly missed out on the state School-Based Apprentice of the Year award.   

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