Skills Gap

Teens will be challenged with to invest a new new cereal for Kellogg

Teens invited to invent Kellogg’s cereal

By Laurence Gibbons

Teenagers will invent a new cereal for Kellogg as part of a campaign aimed at attracting new talent into food manufacturing by promoting the sector as an exciting and rewarding career option for young people.

The food industry should help shape its standards

Skills group urges firms to forge industry standards

By Laurence Gibbons

The food industry should help set job performance standards and bring qualification learning up-to-date to battle the skills gap it faces, according to the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD).

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.