Training & Recruitment

Abbey Logistics revealed plans to support staff affected by the coronavirus

Coronavirus: Abbey Logistics to reward frontline staff

By James Ridler

Logistics and temperature controlled storage provider Abbey Logistics has pledged to reward its frontline staff with a recognition payment at the end of the year for their commitment during the coronavirus pandemic.

(L-R) Billy Goulbourn, technical training and apprentice coordinato and Jack Wade, mechanical maintenance apprentice

Meet the apprentice: Kraft Heinz Kitt Green

By James Ridler

Training apprenticeships is a way of life at Kraft Heinz’s Kitt Green factory in Wigan – reportedly the largest food production site in Europe. Here Jack Wade, mechanical maintenance apprentice, and Billy Goulbourn, technical training and apprentice coordinator,...

Docherty: ‘Learning about the candidates beforehand ... can help to build a relationship and encourage a friendly, respectful atmosphere in the training room’


Optimising behaviour during training

By Simon Docherty

Simon Docherty, manager at the RTITB Instructor Academy, looks at the effect of a person’s attitude on their training and the steps instructors can take to encourage a positive attitude to make trainees more receptive to learning.

Left to right: Apprentice Martin Stewart and manager John Whalen

Meet the apprentice: Uin Foods

By James Ridler

Glasgow-based Uin Foods’ apprenticeship scheme aims to stretch those enrolled on it, encouraging them to come up with their own answers. Apprentice Martin Stewart and manager John Whalen explain how this process benefits both the learner and the company.

Muir: ‘We need more highly skilled and trained people, but building up the industry’s reputation will be difficult’

The food and drink industry’s image problem

By James Ridler

A lack of food and drink engineers is down to more than just numbers, says Selby College assistant director Ian Muir (pictured) … and it’s up to industry to ring the changes.

The sale means Indulgence Patisserie will continue to trade as a going concern

Jobs saved at rescued desserts maker

By Noli Dinkovski

Jobs at desserts maker Indulgence Patisserie have been saved after certain assets of the company were bought out of administration by specialist turnaround investment firm Volvere.

Samworth Brothers' apprentices were celebrated at National Apprenticeship Week

Samworth Brothers celebrates apprenticeships

By James Ridler

Pie and pasty manufacturer Samworth Brothers has joined businesses in Leicestershire to celebrate the achievements of its apprentices for National Apprenticeship Week 2020.

Made Smarter supports investment in a range of industrial digital technologies, including data analytics, artificial intelligence and robotics

Food firms win funds to boost digital technology

Food firms win funds to boost digital technology

By Noli Dinkovski

Four food companies are to ramp up their digital capabilities after securing funds from the Made Smarter programme.


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