Up for grabs: robotic opportunities to lift work rates and hygiene standards

Install robots or die, food manufacturers told

By Mike Stones

Food and drink manufacturers should adopt robotic technology or risk losing out to foreign competition, warns Mike Wilson, director of the Automation Advisory Service.

Sam Richards, an engineering apprentice at Nestlé's Tutbury plant, warned food firms are missing out by failing to recruit in schools and sixth form colleges

Food firms miss recruitment chance: Nestle Apprentice

By Mike Stones

Food and drink manufacturers are missing out on recruiting young talent by failing to promote their industry in schools and colleges, Nestlé apprentice Sam Richards told the HR Forum at trade event Foodex, staged at the NEC.

Terry Jones, FDF communications director: co-ordinating efforts to attract 137,000 recruits within the next five years

Food manufacturers plan to attract recruits

By Mike Stones

Food and drink manufacturers must improve the image of their industry if they are to attract new recruits, warns the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Improve chief executive Jack Matthews talks to about the industry skills shortage

Government support needed for skills gap

By Mike Stones and Dan Colombini

Sector Skills council Improve has urged the government to “remove the shackles” from the food industry, which are currently preventing many firms from targeting a younger generation of workers to the sector.

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