Skills Gap

The Government's immigration strategy threatens to cut access to labour, warned the FDF

New immigration rules threaten food labour

By James Ridler

New immigration controls proposed by the Government to encourage the flow of skilled workers into the country threaten to hike up hiring prices and cut access to labour, according to members of the food and drink industry.

Food packaging firm’s graduate scheme grows opportunities

Tetra Pak graduate scheme grows opportunities

By James Ridler

Growing new talent can create opportunities for both staff and the company, according to a member of processing and packaging giant Tetra Pak’s graduate programme.

Wagstaff: ‘We all need to invest in developing knowledge and skills to deliver the innovation that companies will need to demonstrate in the current business environment’


How to equip yourself to tackle the ‘B’ word

By Carol Wagstaff

Director of the AgriFood Training Partnership at the University of Reading Carol Wagstaff argues the importance of training in helping food and drink firms ride the waves of Brexit.

Hawkesley: ‘We are increasingly advising our employer partners to resolve skills shortages with apprenticeship training’


Upskill existing staff to overcome shortages

By Fiona Hawkesley

Skills shortages in food manufacturing are an increasing problem. With a large proportion of the industry’s workforce coming from outside the UK, Brexit will inevitably trigger a skills crisis.

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Food and drink manufacturing jobs offer impressive salaries

By Rod Addy

A salary of up to £90,000 is on offer for a technical and product development director based in Berkshire, while up to £100,000 is up for grabs for a general manager post in the North West. These are just some of the fantastic opportunities currently...

Professor Graham Bonwick details new courses available at Newcastle University


New packaging courses aim to address skills gap

By Professor Graham Bonwick

Lead scientist at Fera Science and senior lecturer at Newcastle University Professor Graham Bonwick discusses new courses for the food industry.

London Metropolitan University's lab recently underwent a refurbishment

Keeping it real at London Metropolitan University

By James Ridler

As competition for skilled workers in food and drink heats up, London Metropolitan University ensures its students gain real-world experience to kick-start their careers.

The facilities are responsible for the production of items including baguettes, flatbreads, doughballs, ciabattas and focaccias

Bakkavor Bread plants to recruit 200 workers

By Rod Addy

Demand for its chilled artisan bakery products has driven Bakkavor Bread to launch a recruitment drive at its two Crewe and Nantwich factories, according to the business.