People & Skills

Docherty: ‘Learning about the candidates beforehand ... can help to build a relationship and encourage a friendly, respectful atmosphere in the training room’


Optimising behaviour during training

By Simon Docherty

Simon Docherty, manager at the RTITB Instructor Academy, looks at the effect of a person’s attitude on their training and the steps instructors can take to encourage a positive attitude to make trainees more receptive to learning.

Food Manufacture Company of the Year: Raynor Foods

Award winner Raynor Foods: model could inspire others

By James Ridler

Raynor Foods could be a model for other food firms with its on-site hydroponic vertical farm supplying its factory, claimed executive chairman Matt Raynor after winning Food Manufacture’s top award.

Left to right: Apprentice Martin Stewart and manager John Whalen

Meet the apprentice: Uin Foods

By James Ridler

Glasgow-based Uin Foods’ apprenticeship scheme aims to stretch those enrolled on it, encouraging them to come up with their own answers. Apprentice Martin Stewart and manager John Whalen explain how this process benefits both the learner and the company.

Muir: ‘We need more highly skilled and trained people, but building up the industry’s reputation will be difficult’

The food and drink industry’s image problem

By James Ridler

A lack of food and drink engineers is down to more than just numbers, says Selby College assistant director Ian Muir (pictured) … and it’s up to industry to ring the changes.

Strike action at Allied Bakeries in Belfast has been called off

Unions call off strike action at Allied Bakeries NI

By James Ridler

Members of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) and Unite have called off strike action at Allied Bakeries’ Northern Ireland factory, after agreeing to engage in discussions with management over pay.

Samworth Brothers' apprentices were celebrated at National Apprenticeship Week

Samworth Brothers celebrates apprenticeships

By James Ridler

Pie and pasty manufacturer Samworth Brothers has joined businesses in Leicestershire to celebrate the achievements of its apprentices for National Apprenticeship Week 2020.

Unite is seeking assurances for workers after Typhoo announces redundancies

Union seeks assurances over Typhoo Tea jobs

By James Ridler

Workers union Unite has pledged to seek assurances for staff members at Typhoo Tea’s Moreton factory, after the manufacturer announced plans to axe 76 roles at the site.

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