Food Manufacturers Smash Apprenticeship Target

Food and drink manufacturers have trebled the number of apprenticeships across the sector, beating an original target to double to 3,400 by the end of 2012.


Wed, 09 Jan 2013


Engineering Careers

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) – which represents food and drink manufacturers in the UK – reports that 5,281 apprenticeships have started since August 2011 in manufacturing businesses. Apprentices now make up 1.3% of the overall food and drink manufacturing workforce – up from 0.4% in 2010/11.

The Federation's apprenticeship pledge, launched last year by the first winner of the BBC's The Apprentice series, Tim Campbell, aims to build a pool of talented apprentices that can be developed and deployed across the sector.

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