People & Skills

Zak Bradford (left) and Andrew Brown (right) discuss the highlights of Vimto Out of Home's apprenticeship programme

Meet the apprentice: Vimto Out of Home

By James Ridler

Vimto Out of Home’s Swindon Centre of Technical Excellence in Wiltshire trains its apprentices to ensure high-quality drinks dispense. Here, senior technical manager Andrew Brown and apprentice Zak Bradford explain the benefits of the scheme.

MDS' rotating system of work placements allow graduates to experience the length and breadth of the food and drink industry

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Secondment chances: finding a place in the industry

By James Ridler

Management Development Services’ novel secondment programme means there are no shortage of graduates willing to sign up – but the difficulty of finding placements can throw a spanner in the works, as chair Christine Tacon (pictured) explains.

Hynes: 'ripe opportunity for R&D'

Plant-based company names product development head

By Rod Addy

British plant-based firm The Meatless Farm Company has appointed Dr Peter Hynes as its new head of research and development (R&D) to build on the company’s innovation in vegan mince, burgers and sausages.

Access tot talent is one of the leading factors in a business's decision to invest in R&D

Innovation impacted by access to talent

By James Ridler

Access to talent and the impact of Brexit were two of the biggest factors affecting investment in research and development (R&D), according to new findings from business performance consultancy Ayming.

Mario Reis has been appointed chief supply chain officer at Pladis

Pladis makes senior supply chain hire

By James Ridler

Biscuit and snacks giant Pladis has appointed a new chief supply chain officer to oversee its global supply chain operations.

the new National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering secured £2.78m from the European Regional Development Fund

New centre addresses engineering skills gap

By James Ridler

A new training centre to tackle the shortage of skilled engineers in the food and drink industry has been officially opened by Sheffield Hallam University.

The FDSC report highlighted the shortages in leadership skills across the food and drink supply chain

Report highlights lack of management skills

By James Ridler

A lack of management and leadership skills in the food and drink sector is acting as a barrier to the adoption of new technologies, according to research led by Sheffield Hallam University and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

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