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Bakkavor hires 47 youngsters in ‘grow your own plan’

Bakkavor product developement apprentice Sheryl Gamble, pictured with her mentor, joined the firm last year

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor has recuited 47 new young starters this month, as part of its ‘grow your own’ people strategy.

The FDF has expressed 'alarm' at government plans to curb low-skilled migrant workers

Food industry slams leaked ‘plans’ to curb migrants

A £390k investment in Scotland’s ‘A Future in Food’ programme will help promote food and drink careers to school pupils

Scotland invests £390k in careers advice

Alice Nield (left) and Alice Bryant

US food show offers answers for UK students

Finsbury Food Group plans to close Grain D'Or, putting about 250 jobs at risk

Finsbury plans Grain D’Or closure: 250 jobs at risk

ACS&T Logistics is taking on more young people to train as apprentices

Apprenticeship Levy: firms slow to act

Unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in more than 40 years

‘Protect labour market’, as jobless rate falls: CBI

A computer-generated image of Hughes Mushroom's new production site in the East Riding of Yorkshire

Mushroom producer’s new site to create 100 jobs

Food industry automation is generating demand for new skills

Automation in food is ‘no threat to jobs’

The apprentice route needs support

Careers advice on apprenticeships ‘is failing’

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