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Welsh Industry Ambassadors Reach Out To Students


A team of five young people have been appointed to act as ambassadors to inspire a new generation of young people to work in the food and drink indust…

UK’s first degree apprenticeships to support higher level skills for food manufacturing


New degree apprenticeships will help to deliver higher level kills needed by the food manufacturing sector, thanks to a major funding award from the G…

New CEO of Occupational Awards Limited


Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) is delighted to announce that Amanda Clark, ex FDQ Chief Executive and food industry qualifications specialist has t…

National Skills Academy for Food & Drink expand its reach to support the sector


In July the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink acquired Occupational Awards Limited (OAL), an awarding organisation owned by the Sector Skil…

Learn to love your levy!


The Levy train is now well on its way and employers are seemingly more positive about it coming. There have a been a number of consultations since our…

Congratulations to the Eden Dairy Technology Graduates!


Twenty-one trainee dairy technologists reached a significant career milestone last week when they graduated from their unique Eden training programme,…

Northern Powerhouse Minister praises new Process Manufacturing Centre


Kirklees College declared its Process Manufacturing Centre (PMC) open last week with over 60 project partners, local MPs, apprentices and its main fun…

Food and Drink Course Achieves Industry Recognition


A degree course offered by Nottingham Trent University has become the first university course in the UK to be endorsed by the National Skills Academy…

The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) National Conference returns in 2016.


A Manufacturing Future for Scotland at the Westerwood Hotel on 7 & 8 September will bring together the ‘who’s who’ in manufacturing to help shape…

New Secretary of State vows to support skills agenda at Apprenticeship Launch


Global food and drink companies, training providers and Members of Parliament gathered at a House of Commons event organised by the National Skills Ac…