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Blog posts and news regarding the UK food industry, 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 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...Wednesday 14th Oct 2020 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 British Retail Consortium Global Standards and is a consumer protection organisation which sets out key quality and safety standards throughout the fo...Read More...Tuesday 4th Aug 2020 by Sarah Lanius-RobertsFrom 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...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 24th Jun 2020 by Marcus BrasierYesterday (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...Friday 24th Apr 2020 by Marcus BrasierThe 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...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...