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Fennell: ‘It’s a nonsensical policy that is proving almost impossible to police’

Awarding body boss critical of Apprenticeship Levy

By James Ridler

The Government’s Apprenticeship Levy is hard to police and prohibitive to smaller food and drink manufacturers, according to the chief executive of training awarding body FDQ Terry Fennell.

Students from University College Birmingham visited AB Mauri's Centre for Excellence

AB Mauri opens doors to undergraduates

By James Ridler

AB Mauri opened its doors to students of the University College Birmingham’s (UCB’s) BSc Bakery and Confectionery Technology course, offering a rare glimpse into the work of the baked goods manufacturer.

The L2 Butcher Apprenticeship Standard is up for review later this year

Butchery apprenticeship consultation opened

By Aidan Fortune

The Food & Drink Training and Education Council (FTC) is calling for employers and apprentices to have their say on the L2 Butcher Apprenticeship Standard.

Moving popcorn production to Pontefract could cost the jobs of 90 staff

KP Snacks factory move puts 90 jobs at risk

By James Ridler

KP Snacks has announced plans to close its Largo Foods UK popcorn factory in Barnsley and relocate production to Pontefract, West Yorkshire, putting 90 jobs at risk.

Manufacturers could be leaving money on the table by not tapping into funds generated by the Apprenticeship Levy

Manufacturers missing out on £2.5bn of funding

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers are missing out on £2.5bn of support for training schemes due to a lack of understanding of the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy, according to an expert in skills.

Health and safety shouldn’t be gambled on, especially with the threat of huge fines should it fail

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Avoid rolling the dice on health and safety

By Alyson Magee

With safety-first equipment and IT systems able to reduce the risk of workplace incidents and help manufacturers avoid severe penalties, can companies really afford not to invest in them?

Year 11 Students from St Albans visited Premier's head office

Premier Foods inspires staff of tomorrow

By James Ridler

Premier Foods has partnered with two schools in St Albans to provide local students studying food technology with an insight into the world of work in the food manufacturing industry.

Rising talent in the meat industry was celebrated at the Institute of Meat/Worshipful Company of Butchers prize-giving ceremony

Meat industry celebrated at prize-giving ceremony

By Aidan Fortune

The Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB) have recognised the achievements of apprentices, employers and training providers at their annual prize-giving event.

Jason Gulliver (L) and Gareth Dughan share their experiences at KP snacks

Meet the apprentice: KP Snacks

By James Ridler

Recognising a shortage of skilled engineers coming through externally, KP Snacks has developed an apprenticeship scheme to progress its own people. Manager Gareth Dughan explains the approach, while apprentice Jason Gulliver shows how it is working for...

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