Skills Gap

Kodi Gledhill, from Coca-Cola European Partners, recieved the Young Talent award from FoodManJob’s Alix Hunter and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAS 2017

Coca-Cola youngster adds fizz with manufacturing Oscar win

By Mike Stones

Kodi Gledhill, a youngster from Coca-Cola European Partners, has won the prestigious Young Talent of the Year Award in the food and drink manufacturing industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London last...

There as a surprising number of high quality female entries for the young talent category in this year’s FMEAs

FMEAs 2017

Female FMEA entrants’ quality ‘surprising and encouraging’

By James Ridler

The high quality of women entering the Young talent of the year category at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) proved campaigns promoting the food and drink industry to females were working, claimed Appetite Learning’s commercial director...

Catherine Young’s space-themed entry, named ‘Rocket Fuel’

Teenager engineers prize with Cadbury chocolate

By Michelle Perrett

A British teenager has won the right to see her chocolate bar invention being brought to life in Bournville, the home of Cadbury at the Mondelēz International Global Chocolate Centre of Excellence.

Food manufacturers’ training programmes are a key factor in staff retention strategies: Alex Bebbington

FMEAS

Training programmes ‘are a key part of staff retention’

By Mike Stones

Food manufacturers’ training programmes are a key means of staff retention, particularly for young people, says Alex Bebbington, Appetite Learning’s commercial director and judge of this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

FDF boss Ian Wright sought reassurances from the government over whether EU migrants could remain after Brexit

FDF boss calls for reassurance on EU migrant workers

By James Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has repeated calls for the government to confirm whether EU workers will be allowed to remain after Brexit, following the fifth round of Brexit talks in Brussels.

Food boss on the value of offering career progression

Me and My Factory

Salads boss on how career progression benefits all

By Noli Dinkovski

The director of a Leeds-based prepared salads and vegetables business has drawn on his own experience to highlight the value of giving staff the incentive to progress their careers.

Training courses should be offered to children of all ages to help plug the manufacturing industry’s growing skills gap

Training courses for kids, urged by engineering firm

By James Ridler

Teaching children of all ages practical engineering skills through ‘pre-apprenticeship’ schemes will help plug the skills gap in the manufacturing industry, according to engineering firm Adi Group.

Alice Nield (left) and Alice Bryant

Reports from IFT17

US food show offers answers for UK students

By Michael Stones

Two British students gained valuable insights into the global industry after visiting one of the world’s biggest food shows – the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT’s) Annual Meeting & Food Expo – in Las Vegas in June.

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