Vocational Education

ACS&T Logistics is taking on more young people to train as apprentices

Apprenticeship Levy: firms slow to act

By Rick Pendrous

Companies are being slow to take advantage of the new Apprenticeship Levy that came into effect in April, claims Bis Henderson Academy, which offers training programmes for supply chain and logistics professionals.

Bakkavor's announcement coincides with National Apprenticeship Week (March 6–10)

National Apprenticeship Week

Bakkavor to recruit 40 new apprentices

By Noli Dinkovski

Bakkavor has kicked off National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) by revealing it will take on 40 new apprentices this year in manufacturing, engineering, development and HR roles.

The Institute of Meat and Worshipful Company of Butchers 2017 Annual Prize-Giving.

Stars of the meat industry are awarded

By Rick Pendrous

The ‘best of the best’ in the meat and poultry industry were recognised last week (February 21) at The Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB) Annual Prize-Giving.

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.

EEF said the government's apprenticeship levy funding proposal was 'a step forward'

Apprenticeship levy plan is a ‘step forward’: EEF

By Matt Atherton

The government’s final funding proposals for the apprenticeship levy have been welcomed by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, which said it was “a significant step forward”.

New Apprenticeship Levy proposals have been called 'poorly designed' by business leaders

Apprenticeship Levy is ‘poorly designed’

By James Ridler

The Apprenticeship Levy is at risk of “turning back the clock” on progress and is “poorly designed” according to business leaders, as the government launched a consultation on the funding of the levy.

Businesses are likely to cut staff to cover the costs of the Apprenticeship Levy

Staff cuts planned to pay for Apprenticeship Levy

By Matt Atherton

Almost one-in-five businesses are likely to cut employee numbers to meet the costs of the Apprenticeship Levy, finds an industry-wide survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Pearson UK.

Apprenticeships are a key means of plugging the skills gap

Food industry apprenticeships vital for growth

By Michael Stones

Apprentices are vital to plug the food industry skills gap, says the Food and Drink Federation, while the Confederation of British Industry has slammed the government's latest apprenticeship plans.

There are three barriers preventing women in manufacturing

Top three barriers to women in manufacturing

By Laurence Gibbons

A lack of knowledge about food industry careers, misconceptions about manufacturing and a dip in apprenticeships are the three barriers blocking women from starting careers in the food and drink manufacturing sector.

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.

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