Who we work with

We’re single minded in our mission – but more open than ever to collaborative input and working hand in glove to meet sector needs:

No less than eight of the UK’s Top 10 food businesses have now taken out Business Membership of the Academy.  Scores more companies, large and small, are enjoying the advantages of working with the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink - and the list grows by the day.

ABP UK
ABP UK

ABP UK

Addo Food Group
Addo Food Group

Addo Food Group

Aimia
Aimia

Aimia

Arla
Arla

Arla

Arla's Super Dairy in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, is the largest fresh milk dairy in the world. The dairy has the capacity to handle up to a billion litres per year and that is about a thirteenth of the total UK’s milk supply.

Provision of local community employment opportunities has been a key project aim – but for some job hunters, particularly the long term unemployed, lack of relevant skills represented a major barrier to workplace entry.

Working with the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink, Arla utilised the Tasty Jobs programme to open up job opportunities at the new dairy to a wider constituency of job hunters.

Having taken advantage of the programme, Arla are now strong advocates of Tasty Jobs – all eight trainees who underwent formal assessment at Arla's assessment centre after Tasty Jobs training moved into full time employment and long-term Apprenticeships.

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Bradgate Bakery
Bradgate Bakery

Bradgate Bakery

Branston
Branston

Branston

Bright Blue Foods
Bright Blue Foods

Bright Blue Foods

Britvic
Britvic

Britvic

“Working with the Academy, we have the reassurance that all our providers have been vetted and have excellent knowledge of both their specialism and the industry. It also means we get guidance behind our training provision as they have the knowledge and expertise to advise us on particular changes within the Industry."

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Cargill
Cargill

Cargill

Coca Cola Enterprises
Coca Cola Enterprises

Coca Cola Enterprises

Dairy Skills Partnership
Dairy Skills Partnership

Dairy Skills Partnership

The dairy industry in the UK is transforming with the introduction of new technology, new processes and increased automation. Leaders of the dairy industry in the future need to have a wide range of skills and knowledge both to understand and lead change, and to continue to respond to customer requirements, environmental constraints and commercial pressures.

The industry in the UK has suffered from a lack of appropriately skilled new recruits or even formal and structured training that is suitable to develop their in-house employees. The industry has recognised that in order to meet its future challenges a major new initiative is required.

Project Eden is the name of a programme led by the dairy industry, supported by the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink and Dairy UK, which will enable UK based companies to train their staff to become tomorrow’s dairy leaders.

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Foster's Bakery
Foster's Bakery

Foster's Bakery

Frank Roberts & Sons Limited
Frank Roberts & Sons Limited

Frank Roberts & Sons Limited

Haribo
Haribo

Haribo

"As one of the NSAFD Employer representatives on the Trailblazer Steering Group for Food and Drink Engineering, we were very impressed that even though we were a minority voice in wanting separate apprenticeships for Mechanical and Electrical engineering, whilst it seemed everyone else round the table wanted mulit-engineering skills, our voice was listened to”. Yvonne Dyal HR Business Partner HARIBO

Heineken
Heineken

Heineken

J F Renshaw Ltd
J F Renshaw Ltd

J F Renshaw Ltd

Knighton Foods
Knighton Foods

Knighton Foods

KP Snacks
KP Snacks

KP Snacks

Lantmännen Unibake
Lantmännen Unibake

Lantmännen Unibake

Manor Fresh
Manor Fresh

Manor Fresh

Orchard House Foods
Orchard House Foods

Orchard House Foods

Premier Foods
Premier Foods

Premier Foods

Watch our video to see how Premier Foods work with Tasty Careers.

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Produce World
Produce World

Produce World

Thorntons
Thorntons

Thorntons

Worldwide Fruit
Worldwide Fruit

Worldwide Fruit