Skills Gap

Craft engineers in food and drink can earn in excess of £40,000 a year

Food sector needs more apprentices

By Rick Pendrous

Greater co-ordination is needed between government and the food and drink industry to bring together various training schemes and initiatives on offer and raise the numbers of apprentices in the sector, a leading automation specialist has claimed.

Nestlé UK and Ireland boss Fiona Kendrick DS Smith ceo Miles Roberts at the Alliance for YOUth launch

Nestlé ‘helps 50,000 young people into work’

By Laurence Gibbons

A Nestlé initiative has created training and jobs for 50,000 young people across Europe in the past year, completing half of its three-year-target to provide 100,000 opportunities, says the firm.

Employment in the salmon sector has leaped up by 28% since 2012

Salmon boosts seafood industry jobs

By Rod Addy

Salmon firms have boosted employee numbers by more than a quarter over two years, leading to a net increase in jobs across the seafood industry, according to trade body Seafish.

Should we stay or should we go? Food manufacturers want to be part of a strong EU, said the FDF

Food manufacturers ‘want to be part of strong EU’

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers “want to be part of a strong EU”, Ian Wright, Food and Drink Federation (FDF) director general has told this website, ahead of a key business leader’s speech tonight, which will urge bosses “to speak out early” in favour of...

The prospect of leaving the EU is 'the biggest threat' facing manufacturers

Quitting EU is manufacturers’ ‘biggest threat’

By Michael Stones

Quitting the EU is “the biggest threat” facing manufacturers, warned the manufacturing organisation EEF, as business leaders and analysts highlighted the key importance of EU membership.

Some visionary companies understood the need to invest in preventive maintenance, said Gagg

Preventive maintenance vital for cash-strapped firms

By Rod Addy

Food firms are targeting asset care as a way to ease pressure on profits, but lack of properly trained staff is proving a hindrance, according to Peter Gagg, md of MCP management consultants.

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Food firms asked to share views on industry's future

By Michael Stones

As the food and drink manufacturing sector considers the impact of the Conservatives’ election victory, the Food Manufacture Group invites you to share your views about the industry's future.

The industry needs a dedicated food and drink manufacturing council: FDF

Election 2015

New food manufacturing council leads FDF wishlist

By Michael Stones

A dedicated food and drink manufacturing council – tasked with improving communication and co-operation between the government and industry – tops the wishlist of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) from the next government, ahead of next week’s general...

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