Skills Gap

The finalists of this year's NFMFT Premier Young Butcher Competition

Meat traders win big at Foodex 2018

By Aidan Fortune

The UK butchery industry showed no signs of slowing down following a successful Foodex and Farm Shop & Deli show.

2 Sisters Food Group is growing its apprenticeship intake

2 Sisters to double apprenticeships

By Aidan Fortune

Meat and poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group is hoping to double the number of its apprenticeships through the launch of a new management course.

The Scottish government is to provide £50k of funding for food safety training

£50k funding for food hygiene training

By James Ridler

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is to provide £50,000 of funding to support 10,000 secondary school students in gaining food safety qualifications.

UK universities are producing enough workers for the food industry to grow, NIFDA claims

Northern Ireland food faces skills crisis: trade body

By Noli Dinkovski

The UK university system is failing to create the right people to allow the food and drink sector to grow, and the anticipated post-Brexit fall in overseas workers will only exacerbate the problem, a Northern Ireland trade body has claimed.

A team from University of Reading scooped the silver prize in 2017

Food science and tech awards Ecotrophelia launched

By Rod Addy

The quest for trailblazing food science and technology students is underway, with the launch of the annual Ecotrophelia awards, backed by food and drink research and services organisation Campden BRI and the Institute of Food Science & Technology...

Automation could lead to a loss of 3.6M jobs in the UK by 2030, claimed Centre for Cities

Automation could put ‘3.6M UK jobs at risk’

By James Ridler

Automation could threaten up to 3.6M jobs in Britain by 2030, with warehousing forecast to be one of the worst-hit sectors, according to analyst Centre for Cities.

Farm and food factory businesses are struggling to find enough workers

Report flags up industry labour shortage

By Michelle Perrett

The majority (70%) of food and beverage manufacturing companies are struggling or in crisis with regard to the supply of low and unskilled workers, a survey by the Association of Labour Providers (ALP) has revealed.

A weak pound has hit manufacturers' profits, despite strong export sales

CBI: Weak pound hits manufacturers’ profits as exports rise

By James Ridler

The weakness of the pound has hit food manufacturers’ profits, despite a rise in export orders over the past three months, according to the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI’s) latest quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.

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