Skills Gap

This year's BDCI Festival Dinner takes place at the Whitbread Brewery in London

NEWS IN BRIEF

BDCI Festival Dinner speaker announced

By Aidan Fortune

Former England rugby player Matt Dawson has been unveiled as this year’s Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution’s (BDCI) Festival Dinner speaker.

The BVA has warned that vet shortages could lead to food fraud incidents

Vet shortage could lead to food fraud: BVA

By Aidan Fortune

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has criticised Michael Gove for his statements regarding non-British vets, and warned that personnel shortages in the industry could lead to more incidents of food fraud.

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

opinion

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.

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