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    • What is BRC / BRCGS Global Food Safety Standard?

      What is BRC / BRCGS Global Food Safety Standard?

      Wednesday 14th Oct 2020 by Sarah Lanius-Roberts
      If you are currently working or thinking about working in the food manufacturing industry, you have probably heard of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety (now branded as BRCGS). BRCGS stands for British Retail Consortium Global Standards and is a consumer protection organisation which sets out key quality and safety standards throughout the fo...Read More...
      What is the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme?

      What is the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme?

      Tuesday 4th Aug 2020 by Sarah Lanius-Roberts
      From 3 to 31 August, customers in the UK will get a 50% discount when they eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. The discount is valid from Monday to Wednesdays at participating restaurants. Why is the scheme running? The UK government have released the scheme to give a much-needed boost to the foodservic...Read More...
      Getting your first graduate job - 5 easy steps into the food industry

      Getting your first graduate job - 5 easy steps into the food industry

      Friday 24th Jul 2020 by Etienne Robinson-Sivyer
      You’ve got your qualifications, bought your graduation outfit and finished university, now what? Starting out in the food industry can be daunting and you might be unsure of how to go about getting your first job. Our 5 easy steps, along with the resources we’ve compiled in our Graduate Resource Hub, will give you a good starting point...Read More...
      Pubs, bars and restaurants in England will reopen on the 4th July

      Pubs, bars and restaurants in England will reopen on the 4th July

      Wednesday 24th Jun 2020 by Marcus Brasier
      Yesterday (June 23rd), Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that establishments in England including bars, pubs and restaurants will be allowed to open from Saturday 4th July - with restrictions in place. With the increasing concern of job losses and business closures within the sector, there was previously a discussion within the government tha...Read More...
      Keeping busy during lockdown

      Keeping busy during lockdown

      Friday 24th Apr 2020 by Marcus Brasier
      The garden has never looked better and the house has never been tidier, however, there is only so much of this you can do before household tasks run out. You may also have binge-watched that Netflix series you are always been meaning to get around to, but what else can you do to fill your time? If you are one of the millions that are currently furl...Read More...
      What day of the week is it? Top tips for working from home

      What day of the week is it? Top tips for working from home

      Wednesday 1st Apr 2020 by Marcus Brasier
      I’m lucky that sometimes I can work from home and find that it can be a very productive, enjoyable even! Not only do I get more actual work done, but I also seem to be able to fit in the washing, changing sheets and fix something that’s been nagging me for ages. However, whilst occasional is fine, long term and for an indefinite period,...Read More...
      Video Interview Tips - The complete guide to successful video interview

      Video Interview Tips - The complete guide to successful video interview

      Thursday 26th Mar 2020 by Sarah Lanius-Roberts
      On our previous blogs, you may have seen lots of tips and advice when attending traditional face-to-face job interviews (see our page on surviving an interview). We know that with the rise of technology and recruiters using this to their advantage, video interviews are becoming increasingly more common, especially in light of the Coronavirus pandem...Read More...
      Coronavirus and food manufacturing

      Coronavirus and food manufacturing

      Wednesday 11th Mar 2020 by Marcus Brasier
      Nobody can ignore the fact that Coronavirus, or Covid-19, has taken over the news on a global basis. It seems to be affecting everything from the travel industry and stock markets to supermarket shelves and sporting events - sometimes for very irrational reasons, especially if you produce a particular brand of beer… But how is it likely to a...Read More...
      No visas for low-skilled workers – what impact will this have on food manufacturing?

      No visas for low-skilled workers – what impact will this have on food manufacturing?

      Wednesday 19th Feb 2020 by Sarah Lanius-Roberts
      February 2020 A post-Brexit, immigration points-system has just been revealed by the UK government. Under the new scheme, low-skilled workers from the EU will not be eligible for working visas in the UK. Seasonal Workers Whilst the government has quadrupled the number of seasonal workers in agriculture to 10,000 post Brexit, what about food manu...Read More...
      What to do after you graduate

      What to do after you graduate

      Tuesday 5th Feb 2019 by Etienne Robinson-Sivyer
      With exams, final projects and graduation looming, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed about your options and pressured to make a big decision about your future and your career. Working out where you want to go next and how to get there will ease some of the worries you have about returning to the big wide world after Uni. 1. Get a graduate job A...Read More...