We asked some of our learners questions about their time working in the Harrogate Chocolate Factory. This is what Mariela had to say……
Your name: Mariela
What does a normal day in the chocolate factory look like for you?
The normal day in the chocolate factory we do like wrapping the chocolate bar and then then we label bar and we put the expiry date on the bar. We did some moulding of chocolate for the next batch to wrap a bar of chocolate.
What is your favourite thing to do when working in the chocolate factory?
My favourite thing to do when working in the chocolate factory is to wrap the chocolate and moulding and to put coconut milk powder in the machine.
What have you learnt since working in the chocolate factory?
I have learnt to that when I am working in the chocolate factory you always follow instruction to keep safe from being injured.
How do you think working in the chocolate factory will help you with ongoing employment opportunities?
You have to be polite to your colleagues and communicate with your team.
What is your favourite Harrogate Chocolate Factory chocolate?
What is your favourite thing to make?
I like to make the coconut chocolate bar.
What is the task you find the most challenging in the chocolate factory?
The most challenging in the chocolate factory is to keep my tray straight because I don’t want the chocolate to tip out.
How do you get over tasks you find challenging?
Ask for help from your manager over the challenging tasks.
The Harrogate Chocolate Factory social enterprise was created by Harrogate Skills for Living – Skills Bridge with the aim to support young people with learning disabilities and autism gain the confidence and skills they need to achieve paid employment,
Why not check out our brand new skills bridge information film here: https://youtu.be/qZdy5brKsjE.