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Blog posts and news regarding the UK food industry news, including current issues and topics which are affecting food manufacturing.
Tips to help job seekers find their perfect job, and also help Hiring Managers find the best candidates for their vacancies.
- Tuesday 22nd Nov 2022 by Sarah Lanius-RobertsIn this blog, we are putting the spotlight on NPD Technologists and why they are a critical part of any food manufacturer's NPD Team. If you are a food graduate seeking more info on this challenging yet rewarding career path, we have all the essential info you need right here. What does NPD stand for in business? In businesses an...Read More...Wednesday 24th Aug 2022 by Sarah Lanius-RobertsIf 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 Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standard and is a consumer protection organisation which sets out key quality and safety standards throughout the f...Read More...Tuesday 26th Oct 2021 by Sarah Lanius-RobertsThe current skills shortage is causing an immense strain for UK food manufacturers, as well as other industries, as it has become increasingly difficult to find the right people to fill their vacancies. It is therefore definitely worth considering the option of hiring an international graduate – a relatively straightforward process that is f...Read More...Monday 26th Jul 2021 by Sarah Lanius-RobertsLabour Shortage It has been widely reported by both the media and food manufacturers, that a severe labour shortage is happening in the UK. From the production lines through to logistics, Brexit and the ‘Pingdemic’ combined is taking their toll on staff numbers. Food and beverage manufacturing is the largest manufacturing sector in th...Read More...Friday 24th Jul 2020 byYou’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...Wednesday 1st Apr 2020 by Marcus BrasierI’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...Thursday 26th Mar 2020 by Sarah Lanius-RobertsOn 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...Wednesday 11th Mar 2020 by Marcus BrasierNobody 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...Wednesday 19th Feb 2020 by Sarah Lanius-RobertsFebruary 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...Tuesday 5th Feb 2019 byWith 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...