Skills Gap

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.

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...

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