Young People

More than 4,000 students learned about food and manufacturing opportunities, claimed Nestlé

Nestlé supports 4,557 students in STEM subjects

By Gwen Ridler

Nestlé has helped more than 4,000 young people gain insight into food and drink manufacturing industry careers through science, technical, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, according to Nestlé UK & Ireland’s Social Impact Report released this...

Nestlé UK and Ireland boss Fiona Kendrick DS Smith ceo Miles Roberts at the Alliance for YOUth launch

Nestlé ‘helps 50,000 young people into work’

By Laurence Gibbons

A Nestlé initiative has created training and jobs for 50,000 young people across Europe in the past year, completing half of its three-year-target to provide 100,000 opportunities, says the firm.

Must try harder: Schools should provide better information about food industry careers

Young stars explain how to attract others

By Nicholas Robinson

Schools must play a bigger role in attracting young people to the food and drink manufacturing sector, according to the UK’s top young industry talent.

Studying STEM subjects will help youngsters get on in life, said education secretary Nicky Morgan

Nestlé backs maths/science plan to lure engineers

By Michael Stones

Nestlé is backing a new three-year plan, called Your Life, designed to encourage school children to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM subjects) in preparation for a career in manufacturing.

Kendrick aims to inspire the next generation of food engineers at Sheffield Hallam University

Students unaware of jobs in science and engineering

By Laurence Gibbons

Half of all UK teachers, and students aged 14–16, are unaware of the science and engineering careers available, despite four out of five young people saying they would consider such a role, according to Nestlé.

Tesco was among the brands championing the hunt for top food talent at a government meeting today

Government and big brands join food skills battle

By Rod Addy

Tesco, Mars and Warburtons were among the big food brands meeting government yesterday (September 11) at Downing Street to discuss how to find the industry’s future leaders.

Young and temporary workers are at risk in factories over the summer

Pay extra attention to safety of summer workers

By Laurence Gibbons

Food manufacturers have been warned to pay extra attention to young and temporary workers hired for summer work, as they are more likely to be injured at work than experienced employees.

George Eustice (L) met apprentices and FDF officials during his visit to McCain's Peterborough factory yesterday

Enlist teen apprentices to help plug skills gap: DEFRA

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers should send teenage apprentices into schools to inspire youngsters to choose the right qualifications to launch a career in the industry, as part of a new approach to careers advice, says George Eustice, food and farming minister.

Munday said there was a lot more the industry could do to attract talent

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Industry skills shortage set to continue as workforce ages

By Rick Pendrous

The struggle to attract young people into Britain’s food and drink manufacturing sector looks set to continue, despite manufacturers’ best efforts to raise the sector’s profile against a torrent of adverse publicity in the press and on TV.

Adams said the centre will have the capability to train up to 20,000 people a year

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ centre to attract industry recruits

By Nicholas Robinson

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE) latest education centre will attract young people into the food and drink manufacturing industry and play its part in helping to train around 20,000 people a year that pass through the centres in total when it opens in Milton...

Young apprentices can generate a wealth of change within the workplace

Harnessing the power of food manufacturing apprenticeships

By Peter Booth

By choosing the right apprenticeship framework and with appropriate training and guidance, young apprentices can facilitate a change in workplace culture helping to lock-in and sustain continuous improvements, providing a valuable resource for the future.

Kendrick: 'Industry must help young people'

Nestlé offers young people 1,900 roles

By Rod Addy

Nestlé aims to offer 1,900 job opportunities in the UK and Ireland over the next three years, including 300 paid work experience placements, it announced today (November 15).

Sales of robots to food manufacturers are expected to grow by 3.4% by 2016

UK robots set to grow by 3% by 2016

By Laurence Gibbons

The UK market for robots will grow by 3.4% from 2011 to 2016 as a result of increased investment in automation by food and drink manufacturers, according to market analyst IMS Research.

Hoban: tackling youth unemployment

Mars, Cranswick and ABF join £1bn youth plan

By Lorraine Mullaney

The minister for employment, Mark Hoban, is meeting the food manufacturing industry’s top players today (November 12) – including Mars, Cranswick and Associated British Foods (ABF) – to offer them cash incentives for employing young people.

Young blood

Young blood

By Rick Pendrous

"If you don't buck your ideas up and work harder at school, son, you'll end up in that god-awful food factory down the road." It's a phrase I've heard in various guises over the years and expresses the views held by many...

HR forum chairman Jack Matthews believes some young people have a negative view of the industry

Food manufacturers need schools for skills gap

By Mike Stones

Food and drink manufacturers should visit schools to attract more young people into the industry rather than rely on recruiting the unemployed to fill the widening skills gap, according to the HR Forum.

Welcome to our food factory. The new initiative aims to reach out to the Ipod generation.

Food and drink manufacturers to host school visits

By Mike Stones

Youngsters aged between 16 and 21, teachers and career advisors are to be welcomed into food and drink factories this summer in a bid to attract a new generation of young talent.

Nick Clegg: determined to defuse the

Food firms to help defuse youth ‘time bomb’

By Mike Stones

UK food and drink manufacturers have pledged their support for Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s plan to encourage 16- and 17-year-olds who are not in work, education or training (NEET), back into earning or learning.

Why Madonna Studies won't get the washing-up done...


Why Madonna Studies won't get the washing-up done...

By Ben Bouckley

Racing driver, Spitfire pilot, concert pianist, prima ballerina. Let’s face it, food factory manager or food technologist are not up there with the traditional dream professions for children destined to be the ‘brightest and best’ of tomorrow.

The chefs of tomorrow

The chefs of tomorrow

As I got my fix of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares one evening last month, I found myself scribbling down some notes as I planned a menu for a young...


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