Britvic has begun recruting for its 2012 apprenticeship scheme

Britvic and Nestlé start apprenticeship search

By Dan Colombini

Leading manufacturers Britvic and Nestlé have started recruiting for their 2012 apprenticeship programmes in a bid to support the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) pledge to double the number of industry trainees by the end of the year.

Industry takes action to fill skills gap

Industry takes action to fill skills gap

By Rick Pendrous

Details emerged last month of action the food and drink industry is taking to address the impending skills shortage. A staggering 137,000 new recruits are needed to replace people who will be retiring over the next five years. This represents around 34%...

TV Apprentice star Tim Campbell and Apprentice of the Year, Calum Marnock, from Kraft, at the Community Partnership Awards ceremony

Sign up to the apprenticeship pledge: FDF

By Mike Stones

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is urging food manufacturers to sign up to its apprenticeship pledge and contribute to the growing number of opportunities in the food and drink manufacturing sector.

BBC TV's The Apprentice winner, Tim Campbell (left) presents Calum Marnock, from Kraft Foods, with a trophy at the FDF Community Partnership Awards ceremony

Food firms to double apprenticeships

By Graham Holter

The food and drink industry has pledged to double the number of apprenticeships in the sector by the end of next year.

Fit for fishing

Fit for fishing

By Freddie Dawson

Grimsby has been associated with fish since Viking days. The first training probably occurred then. Today, it's provided by the Humber Seafood Institute (HSI) part of the Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education.

Strengthening workers' skills range is the aim of the investment

First minister welcomes Vion’s 250 jobs investment

By Freddie Dawson

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has welcomed news that Dutch meat processor Vion is to create 250 new jobs at a new training centre at its Hall's plant in Broxburn, West Lothian.

Get on the	groovy 	 train

Get on the groovy train

New training projects are leading the industry out of bleak recruitment into a land of upskilled staff, says Freddie Dawson

Chase for the pot of gold

Chase for the pot of gold

Government funding for food industry training looks precarious. Rod Addy debates the issues


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