British Baker’s publisher William Reed Business Media is to support a new careers initiative, led by the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) and Improve, the food and drink sector skills council.

The two bodies hope to develop a sector-wide framework for professional recognition, which ultimately leads to more clarity for both employers and learners. A pilot is planned, initially involving two distinct elements of the food sector: food safety specialists and a specific sector, such as bakery.

They are now looking to procure financial backing from the government for the scheme.