Mondelēz International managing director Mike Taylor has attended Kempston Challenger Academy to educate pupils about the food industry as part of IGD’s Feeding Britain’s Future campaign.

Taylor, along with a handful of other volunteers from the Feeding Britain’s Future campaign, organised by global food and grocery charity IGD, spent the day offering advice to students about what work was available in the food industry.

Taylor shared his knowledge about the industry and set up workshops, which featured activities to build confidence and developing key employability skills such as communication, teamwork and decision-making.

The Mondelēz managing director said it was a privilege to meet students at Kempston Challenger Academy and share his industry insights and career path with them.

“Inspiring the next generation of food and grocery talent is really important both to me and our business and I would encourage my fellow industry colleagues to sign up and share their expertise with students at a school local to them,” said Taylor.

“It’s also a great personal development opportunity and I got as much out of it as the students did. Thanks to the team at IGD for facilitating the activity.”

Ian Evason, executive principal of Kempston Challenger Academy, said they looked forward to working with IGD and welcoming the industry volunteers in the future.

“We are very pleased to be part of the Feeding Britain’s Future program of workshops,” said Evason. “We feel it is important that industry and the academy work together to give our students opportunities to develop skills for the working world.”

Since the Feeding Britain’s Future school workshops began, 15,000 students have attended a workshop.