Employment

Food firms have been advised to promote from within their organisations

Promote from within, food and drink firms advised

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers should focus more on developing their existing workforces rather than sourcing staff externally to combat the skills shortages they face within the industry, an expert in the field has claimed.

A lack of diversity could be fuelling a recruitment shortage in the engineering and technical industry, claims the IET

Government’s Industrial Strategy ‘must tackle skills gap’

By James Ridler

The government’s new Industrial Strategy will work only if it tackles the skills gap, claims the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), after it published a report that found a lack of diversity in the engineering and technical workforce could...

Unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in more than 40 years

‘Protect labour market’, as jobless rate falls: CBI

By Michael Stones

The UK’s flexible labour market must be protected by the government, urges the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), after the latest labour market statistics revealed a 125,000 rise in employment and 57,000 fall in unemployment.

Bakkavor’s HR boss: ‘It’s important that we establish great training providers and that’s in regard to the whole Trailblazers system’

The Big Interview

Bakkavor boss reveals her recruitment ambitions

By Noli Dinkovski

Bakkavor's HR director Pippa Greenslade reveals her recruitment ambitions in this Big Interview, first published by our sister title Food Manufacture.

The food and drink sector reacts to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's pledges (Flickr/Chatham House)

Election 2017

Food and drink sector reacts to Labour’s manifesto

By Matt Atherton

The Labour Party’s manifesto for June’s general election has been broadly welcomed by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), while other industry responses were more mixed.

Amazon is to create 1,200 jobs in Warrington

Amazon to create 1,200 permanent jobs

By James Ridler

Online retail giant Amazon is to create 1,200 permanent jobs at a new fulfilment centre in Warrington, as it continues its drive to recruit 5,000 workers in the UK.

Bakkavor's recruitment drive continues, with 86 vacancies posted at its Cucina Sano site

Bakkavor to hire 86 staff in recruitment drive

By James Ridler

Prepared foods producer Bakkavor is to hire 86 new staff at its Cucina Sano site in Lincolnshire, as it continues its nationwide recruitment drive that saw 250 vacancies posted last week.

Frozen food manufacturer McCain Foods has reported an 8.6% hike in profits

McCain Foods in profits and sales boost

By Noli Dinkovski

Oven chip maker McCain Foods GB has reported an 8.6% hike in profits just weeks after revealing plans to invest more than £100M in its Scarborough factory.

Unilever staff need job assurances after Kraft Heinz's failed merger bid (Flickr/David Martyn Hunt)

Unilever staff need job assurances after Kraft bid

By Matt Atherton

Unilever must reassure workers about their job security, urges the GMB union, after the manufacturer revealed it was reviewing its operations following the failed £115bn Kraft Heinz bid.

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