Northern Foods has signed a multi-union National Learning Agreement.

It has teamed up with the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union, the Transport & General Workers Union and the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers to give employees access to a wide range of courses from numeracy and literacy through to the European Computer Driving Licence.

This will build on its growing number of onsite learning centres.

The company will also continue to concentrate on learning initiatives such as Skills for Life and will work with organisations such as unionlearn - the TUC’s learning and skills project - college providers and Sector Skills Councils to make sure that the Learning Agreement is successful.