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.