GroceryAid has now opened up applications for apprentices in the grocery industry looking for extra financial support.

GroceryAid, the trading name of the National Grocers’ Benevolent Fund charity, will offer up to £520 a year to a number of apprentices, to help them with costs including living expenses, accommodation, travel expenses, study materials and equipment.

The offer is in association with the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and The National Skills Academy (NSA), and is valid for up to four years, dependent on proof of continuation of the apprenticeship programme.

GroceryAid said: “The focus of this new apprenticeship grant is to identify and help those people starting out on their careers and to help encourage a through flow of talent into the grocery industry.”

Gillian Barker, director general of GroceryAid, said: “Our focus here is on the younger generation and ensuring their apprenticeship is supported as much as possible. Apprenticeships provide a fantastic means of education and also on-the-job experience. I am delighted that our apprenticeship grant will help those people who are the future of the grocery industry.”


To be eligible for the apprenticeship grant, applicants must be a UK resident, be undertaking an apprenticeship in the grocery industry and be the child, or dependent, of someone who has worked, or is currently working, in the grocery industry.

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