CENTRAL UNIVERSITY’S HUMAN RESOURCE STUDENTS TOUR ABL
21st February, 2019
Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) hosted a group of students from Central University’s Human Resource Students Association for a brewery tour of its factory site.
The tour comprised of a safety induction, a Grain to Glass tutorial, a tour of our packaging lines, as well as a special engagement with ABL’s Country People Lead, Ms. Antwiwaa Asante, who shared human resource practises with the students.
ABL’s Legal & Corporate Affairs Director, Ms. Adwoa Aaba Arthur, welcomed the students and stated that “our Dream is to bring people together for a better world, and to invest in a Growing World where everyone has the opportunity to improve their livelihood and help us realise this Dream”.
In addition, she mentioned that “we work towards achieving this partly through our support of tertiary education, where we share knowledge that will positively impact your future career goals.”
Engagement with ABL’s Country People LeadMs. Antwiwaa Asante discussed a number of topics with the students, which included an introduction to Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABInBev).
She stated that ABInBev, ABL’s parent company, is the world largest brewer and the 7th most profitable company in the world. She also said that ABInBev ranks the 1st amongst the world’s Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies.
Ms. Asante also discussed ABL’s recruitment process, our talent search criteria and how to become a part of the global ABInBev family.
She mentioned that “our Global Management Trainee (GMT) programme identifies talent and it is a good opportunity for graduates to explore. In addition, ABL accepts undergraduate interns and interested students are encouraged to apply for an amazing experience”.
A “Grain to Glass” Tutorial on Brewing BeerNext up on the tour was a “Grain to Glass” tutorial with Mr. Wisdom Kofigah, ABL’s Quality Manager.
Mr. Kofigah shared with them the most essential ingredients used to brew beer, which are hops, barley, yeast and water. He emphasised that water, which makes up over 90 per cent of beer, “is the unsung hero of beer and therefore, it is always treated to ensure the consistency and quality of beer”.
Packaging Beer For the final stage of the tour, Ms. Georgina Kyei Baffour, ABL’s Training Controller, led the students on a guided tour of our packaging lines, where they observed our beer packaging process.
“We place high importance on the quality of our beer. That is why the beer goes through a number of quality checks, before it is finally packaged for nationwide distribution”, Ms. Baffour said.
These quality checks include the Empty Bottle Inspector (EBI) which rejects flawed bottles, and the pasteurizer which kills microbial organisms capable of affecting the crisp taste of the beer.
A Students’ ImpressionAfter the tour, Ms. Verina Ablekpe, a Level 400 student, said, “I was very impressed with the tour, and a lot of things stood out to me, such as ABL’s emphasis on safety rules and regulations”.
Ms. Ablekpe further remarked that, “However, as a female with an interest in Gender Studies, I was very happy about the key roles women play in ABL. This company has taught me that women can empower and command attention, especially in male-dominated fields”.
Ms. Ablekpe finally expressed her appreciation to the Management and staff of ABL for hosting the members of the Central University HR Students Association.
A Better WorldIn addition to our investment in a Growing World, we also invest in a Cleaner World where our natural resources are shared and preserved for the future; and in a Healthier World where every experience with beer is positive.
Accra Brewery Limited has been a major player in the Ghanaian alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage market since 1931. We proudly count CLUB Premium Lager, Eagle Lager, Eagle Extra Stout, CLUB Shandy Bͻsoԑ, Stella Artois; and our non-alcoholic malt beverage, Beta Malt, as brands available to our cherished customers.