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10 steps to ‘best Brexit outcome’ for food industry

Food industry groups including the Federation of Bakers and the National Association of British and Irish Flour Millers have set out 10 Brexit negotiation priorities to protect the food and farming sector.

Scottish food and drink industry aims to double turnover by 2030

An ambitious new strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry has been unveiled by Scotland Food & Drink.

Roberts continues charity app drive

Eight young Derby County FC fans picked up prizes from Roberts Bakery in Ilkeston, which they won through its Fuel your Skills app.

2 Sisters to help unemployed

Birmingham-based 2 Sisters, which owns Holland’s Pies and Fox’s Biscuits, is providing young unemployed people with practical skills “that will help them find the right job”.

Bakery signs up for food and drink apprenticeship scheme

Nottingham-based bakery Butt Foods has joined a food and drink apprenticeship scheme that aims to regenerate the skills in the food and drink sector.

Fiona Kendrick, president of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and chief executive and chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland
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FDF president pledges to treble apprenticeships

Fiona Kendrick has announced a pledge to treble apprenticeships in the food and drink industry and grow value-added exports a third by 2020.

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Apprenticeship levy consultation opens today
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Consultation on apprenticeship levy opens today

The baking industry has questioned how the government’s apprenticeship plans will help the craft sector, as consultation on the apprenticeship levy opens today. 

UK food manufacturing facing staff shortages by 2020

UK food manufacturing will see a significant increase in managerial, professional and technically skilled vacancies, paving the way for more apprentices.

Skills Academy appoints head of programmes

The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink has taken on a head of programmes to lead the industry’s Industry Skills Partnership.

Federation forum to look at bakery skills

The Federation of Bakers’ will focus on skills in the baking industry at its Annual General Meeting in Salford on 7 May.

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