The smell of melted chocolate, big smiles and the bags of goodies sums up our go girl summer tours. We started off early, with sleepy eyes and coffee, to Cadbury’s world in Birmingham. We arrived at Bournville in time for the factory tour.
The tour started with a brief presentation by the Cadbury representative. She gave us background information about how the company started, its growth rate and current status as well as opportunities for apprenticeship or internships.
Then we proceeded to the changing room to get prepared for a tour of the different sections of the chocolate factory. We learnt about the different phases of chocolate making, the use of customized moulds to form the chocolate shapes and the super fast machines that handled the packaging process.
Finally, we had an informal discussion with 10 female employees of the company. It was was a great time to learn about their roles and responsibilities as well as the challenges they face as women within the different teams in the company. The tour ended with some goodie bags containing loads of chocolate and words of encouragement from the employees. We had a great time!