Training

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.

Tyrrells’ boss David Milner praises the benefits of apprenticeship schemes, as does Tyrrells apprentice Alice Topham

Apprentices key for rural food firms: Tyrrells boss

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink businesses in rural areas could benefit significantly by setting up apprenticeship programmes, claims the boss of Tyrrells, the crisp producer recently sold to US popcorn maker Amplify Snack Brands for £300M.

DEFRA chief Andrea Leadsom joined the 2 Sisters boss in welcoming the new apprenticeship programme

2 Sisters boss welcomes new apprentice plan

By Mike Stones

The new Industry Approved Apprenticeship Programmes (IAAP) for the food and drink industry “puts employers in the driving seat with regards to standards”, says 2 Sisters Food Group’s people and change director Nigel Perry.

The food industry should help shape its standards

Skills group urges firms to forge industry standards

By Laurence Gibbons

The food industry should help set job performance standards and bring qualification learning up-to-date to battle the skills gap it faces, according to the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD).

Food and drink firms have been urged to take on more apprentices

Food firms must take on more apprentices

By Nicholas Robinson

Manufacturers need to be part of the solution to bridging the food and drink sector’s skills gap, the director of the government’s Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has said.

Manufacturers have the chance to take control of developing apprenticeships

Here today, gone tomorrow - all change for apprenticeships

By Sarah Marshall, FDQ

Recent food and drink sector apprenticeship figures have shown about 3,500 apprentices starting a programme each year for the past two years; this is a good build on previous years, where figures hovered around 500 – 1,000.

FDF kicks off its apprenticeship drive

FDF kicks off its apprenticeship drive

By Rick Pendrous

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched a series of apprenticeship roadshows across the country to encourage food manufacturers to take on more apprentices.

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.

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.

Widdowson: Degree-level training centre

Northern Foods to build on skills pedigree

By Rod Addy

Northern Foods plans to build on its credentials as a food industry skills champion by upgrading its operations academy to form a degree-level training centre.

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