Located in a rural revitalization zone, the Delin cheese dairy uses apprenticeships to train its staff. The Minister of Labor considered the success story Côte-d’Orienne this Friday, October 23.
For the first sequence of a real half-marathon on Friday October 23, 2020, Élisabeth Borne chose a rural stage, during her stops in urban areas during the rest of the afternoon. In Gilly-lès-Cîteaux, between Beaune and Dijon, the Delin cheese dairy is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2020, which well deserved the visit of the Minister of Labor, Employment and Integration.
The minister was greeted on her arrival by Didier Danel, the mayor of Gilly-lès-Cîteaux. In the delegation were present: Didier Paris (LREM deputy from Côte-d’Or), François Patriat (LREM senator from Côte-d’Or), Marie-Guite Dufay (PS president of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté regional council ), Hubert Poullot (PS departmental advisor for Côte-d’Or), Jean-François Chanet (rector of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté academic region), Carine Seiler (high commissioner for skills), Jean Ribeil (regional director for DIRECCTE), Myriel Porteous (sub-prefect of Beaune) and Fabien Sudry (prefect of Côte-d’Or).
Philippe Delin (president of Fromagerie Delin) and Simon Zamparutti (director of the cheese dairy sites) led the visit to explain the production process of the six tonnes of cheese annually. On five sites, the SME employs 130 people.
In the hubbub of machines, Élisabeth Borne was able to talk in situ with two apprentices from the cheese factory who make brillat-savarin, the flagship of the Delin cheese factory. The first is in the second year of the professional bac at the National School of Dairy Industry in Besançon-Mamirolle. The second in the first year of BTSA Food Science and Technology at CFA Plombières-lès-Dijon.
“In all our regions, we must support young people to find employment”
On the sidelines of the visit, the Minister underlined the advantages of apprenticeship: “these are young people trained in the company, which allows the employer to get to know the young person during his training. “. When the training goes well, it often ends with a hiring within the company: “it is a way of getting to know each other between the apprentice and his future professional environment”.
Gilly-lès-Cîteaux is located in a rural revitalization zone, a support system for the employment of young people in rural areas: “it shows that, in all our territories, we must support young people to reach employment” added the minister.