Skills Gap

Divecha: ‘We will look to keep developing our product’

Supreme Sweets secures silver at Ecotrophelia

By James Ridler

A team from London Metropolitan University secured the silver prize at this year’s UK finals of food innovation competition Ecotrophelia, run by Campden BRI and the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Steven Walker: ‘Food safety is non-negotiable for the food and drink industry.’

Ecotrophelia developing skilled workers

By James Ridler

Ecotrophelia, the student food innovation competition, is helping to develop the skilled workers that the food and drink sector is in desperate need of, according to Campden BRI director general Steven Walker.

Apprenticeships in focus

Bakkavor's focus on apprenticeships

By James Ridler

Fresh prepared foods supplier Bakkavor is committed to its apprenticeships, and this includes feedback from both sides. In our new series focusing on both sides of the apprenticeship story, Cian Short, group apprenticeship manager and development chef...

Bill Jermey explains the importance of apprenticeships

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Time to tackle the skills gap

By Bill Jermey

The skills and training world is changing rapidly, with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and new apprenticeship standards. Bill Jermey of the Food and Drink Training and Education Council discusses the opportunity apprenticeships provide.

Eville & Jones has launched a new training initiative for the meat industry

Eville & Jones launches training scheme

By Aidan Fortune

A meat inspection firm, which has warned of an imminent shortage of suitably skilled vets, sparked by the Brexit process driving overseas talent back to their native countries, is launching a training initiative to help remedy the problem.

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.

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