Chilled foods business grows apprentice numbers

Bakkavor to recruit 26 apprentices

By Michelle Perrett

Bakkavor Group, the fresh prepared food supplier, has revealed it is to recruit 26 new apprentices during 2018.

ACS&T Logistics is taking on more young people to train as apprentices

Apprenticeship Levy: firms slow to act

By Rick Pendrous

Companies are being slow to take advantage of the new Apprenticeship Levy that came into effect in April, claims Bis Henderson Academy, which offers training programmes for supply chain and logistics professionals.

The apprentice route needs support

Careers advice on apprenticeships ‘is failing’

By Rick Pendrous

Apprenticeships in engineering and manufacturing could be in jeopardy, according to a new report from the Industry Apprentice Council (IAC) supported by Semta, the engineering skills body.

More needs to be done to promote food and drink careers advice in schools, claims Food Manufacture’s Rick Pendrous

Back to basics for Food education and training

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink manufacturing in the UK is in crisis. Young people are being put off seeking careers in the sector because of a combination of lack of knowledge about what’s on offer and the poor press it receives.

Bakkavor's announcement coincides with National Apprenticeship Week (March 6–10)

National Apprenticeship Week

Bakkavor to recruit 40 new apprentices

By Noli Dinkovski

Bakkavor has kicked off National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) by revealing it will take on 40 new apprentices this year in manufacturing, engineering, development and HR roles.

The Institute of Meat and Worshipful Company of Butchers 2017 Annual Prize-Giving.

Stars of the meat industry are awarded

By Rick Pendrous

The ‘best of the best’ in the meat and poultry industry were recognised last week (February 21) at The Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB) Annual Prize-Giving.

The FTA is to offer free training for truck drivers, to plug the logistics skills gap

Training scheme to tackle logistics skills gap

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers are to benefit from fully-funded training and apprenticeships from the Freight Transport Association (FTA), to tackle shortages of skilled heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers.

EEF said the government's apprenticeship levy funding proposal was 'a step forward'

Apprenticeship levy plan is a ‘step forward’: EEF

By Matt Atherton

The government’s final funding proposals for the apprenticeship levy have been welcomed by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, which said it was “a significant step forward”.


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