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Job Seekers brings you five F&B vacancies every month. Credit: Getty/SDI Productions

Job Seekers

Job openings in food and drink

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture rounds up more job vacancies – from engineering to NPD – find out about the latest roles in food and drink here.

Little Moons expects to open its new state-of-the-art 50,000 sq. ft. production facility in Kettering in H1 2024.

News

Little Moons loses CEO and explores consolidation

By Bethan Grylls

Mike Hedges, CEO of Little Moons, has stepped down with immediate effect, with the company now actively seeking for a replacement at the same time as exploring the consolidation of its operations.

Food Manufacture visited Baker & Baker's gluten-free facility last month to meet the team

Me & My Team

Baker & Baker and the gluten-free factory

By Matt Ball

Matt Ball, Baker & Baker’s plant manager within its gluten-free site in West Sussex, talks about the facility’s growth in innovation and capability, and how he’s championing safety and retention in his team.

Looking for a new job? Here's five food companies with open opportunities. Credit: Getty/courtneyk

Job Seekers

Five F&B vacancies

By Bethan Grylls

Job Seekers is back with another vacancy round-up - from quality to compliance, here’s the latest food and drink jobs on offer.

Why choose an apprenticeship in food manufacturing?

Short read

You're hired: Why I chose a food manufacturing apprenticeship

By Bethan Grylls

It’s National Apprentice Week 2024 and to mark this great initiative, we heard from Jack Trafford, who started a manufacturing apprenticeship at Nestlé UK & Ireland in Halifax after wanting a career change.

The InterAct looked to find out more about people's perceptions of UK manufacturing. Credit: Getty/The Good Brigade

News

Manufacturing needs to get better at promoting well-being, finds report

By Bethan Grylls

A survey of more than 2,000 members of the public has unearthed some interesting findings around UK manufacturing perceptions, including a perceived gap in well-being and flexibility in manufacturing roles, which, if improved, may help encourage people...

FoodMan Job latest vacancies - roles within food safety and technical. Credit: Getty/Anawat_s

Job seekers

Five food and drink career opportunities

By Bethan Grylls

This month, we bring you five more job positions which have opened up across the UK within the food manufacturing setting. Find out more about the roles here and how to apply.

Jon Poole interviews Cameron Rigg and Claire Martino to talk coaching and mentoring

The Talent Poole

Growing talent through coaching and mentoring

By Jon Poole

This month in The Talent Poole, we hear from Cameron Rigg and Claire Martino, both part of a small group of volunteers who have created and run the mentoring scheme, ‘Flourish-in-Food’.

Looking after the power behind the supply chain. Credit: Getty/timsa

Opinion

Taking care of the people behind the supply chain

By Chris Gamm

Chris Gamm, chief executive of hospitality charity, Springboard, discusses the importance of protecting your staff when it comes to fostering reliability through the supply chain.

Ole & Steen and Ivy Farm feature in our latest senior appointment round-up. Credit: Getty/Hispanolistic

News

Ivy Farm and Ole & Steen announce new recruits

By Bethan Grylls

While Ole & Steen is looking for a new group CEO, it has also announced the new appointment of Graham Hollingshead as its UK MD. Meanwhile, Dr Harsh Amin has joined cultivated meat start-up Ivy Farm as its chief scientific officer.

Food Manufacture hears from four experts on managing allergens within your factory and supply chain. Credit: Moo Free/Getty:andresr/Hispanolistic

Feature

Allergen management in the free-from factory

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture speaks to four experts, including free-from manufacturers Moo Free and Kirsty’s, around managing allergens within your factory and supply chain.

What am I entitled to if made redundant? Credit: Getty/WillSelarep

Legal Brief

What you may be entitled to when made redundant

By Alan Lewis

Alan Lewis, partner and employment solicitor at Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers, outlines your rights as an employee and what business owners must do when it comes to redundancies.

The UK Government offers employers support in becoming leaders in inclusivity with its Disability Confident Leader scheme. Credit: Getty/MoMo Productions

Short read

Being a Disability Confident Leader

By Bethan Grylls

With the news that Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) has retained its status as a Disability Confident Leader in the UK, we hear from the company’s vice president of customer service and supply chain on what it means and how it’ll be championing inclusivity...

The UK has been over reliant on EU-trained vets historically, but regulation post-Brexit has added a spanner in the works. Credit:Getty/andresr

Long read

Solving the UK vet shortage

By Bethan Grylls

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK’s veterinary sector was hit hard. Now, shortages threaten food safety risks and delays at borders – so what can we do to change this bleak narrative?

Brewdog and Eurofins announced senior appointments this past week

News

Brewdog and Eurofins announce senior appointments

By Gwen Ridler

Indie drinks firm Brewdog has announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer, as food testing firm Eurofins hires a new head of food safety and food risk.

Food and beverage firms rank high for their recruitment processes. Image: Getty, Luis Alvarez

News

Food and drink firms offer the best recruitment process

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink firms are landing top talent thanks to offering some of the best candidate experience in the recruitment process, according to business management software specialist The Access Group.

Carlos Abrams-Rivera (left), and Miguel Patricio (right) (Photo: Business Wire)

News

New boss at baked bean giant Kraft Heinz

By Gwen Ridler

Sauces and tinned vegetables giant Kraft Heinz has announced the appointment of Carlos Abrams-Rivera as its new chief executive, effective from 1 January 2024.

Lukas Vanterpool (pictured): 'Job seekers need to make sure they stand out from the crowd, now more than ever'

Recruitment

Job seekers warned of challenging times ahead

By Gwen Ridler

Jobseekers in the food and drink industry need to prepare for a challenging time thanks to an increasingly competitive market, warned a food sector recruitment group.

Tune in to the all new Food Manufacture Podcast.

Food Manufacture Podcast

Episode 1: Mining for young talent

By Gwen Ridler

Food Manufacture editor Bethan Grylls and multimedia reporter Gwen Ridler talk video games and how they can be used as a tool to get young people into the food and drink industry in our new look podcast.

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