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Dunbia Shaping the Future of the Meat Industry With New Graduate and Apprenticeship Development Programmes

    Dunbia Shaping the Future of the Meat Industry With New Graduate and Apprenticeship Development Programmes

Dunbia has launched three dedicated training and development programmes, which will help shape and enhance the future skills of the UK’s meat processing industry. The programmes will cater for young

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Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

    Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

The Irish brewing and distilling industry has undergone a resurgence in recent years as global consumer demand for novel beverages has increased. In response, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) introduced

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Launch of Apprenticeship Programme Brews Opportunity For Beer Industry in Scotland

    Launch of Apprenticeship Programme Brews Opportunity For Beer Industry in Scotland

A brewing Modern Apprenticeship, offering training in the art of beer production, has been announced, with backing from industry leadership and employers. Commissioned by Skills Development Scotland, the programme was

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New Online Course Targets Irish Food Start-ups

    New Online Course Targets Irish Food Start-ups

A new ‘Digital School of Food’ has been launched, aimed at enabling food start-ups to grow and succeed. An initiative of the Dublin Food Chain and the Local Enterprise Offices

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Value of Irish Foodservice Market Rises to Reach Record €7.8 Billion in 2017

    Value of Irish Foodservice Market Rises to Reach Record €7.8 Billion in 2017

Bord Bia released the findings of its 2017 Irish Foodservice Channel Insights Report in advance of its annual foodservice seminar which took place in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The report

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Ireland’s Ancient East Food and Drink Guide for Visitor Experiences Launched

    Ireland’s Ancient East Food and Drink Guide for Visitor Experiences Launched

Fáilte Ireland (National Tourism Development Authority) has launched ‘Ireland’s Ancient East – A Guide for Food and Drink Visitor Experiences’ for food businesses who wish to diversify into tourism in Ireland’s

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Ireland’s First Degree Course in Brewing and Distilling Receives Worldwide Recognition

    Ireland’s First Degree Course in Brewing and Distilling Receives Worldwide Recognition

As Institute of Technology Carlow prepares to welcome the first intake of students on Ireland’s only honours degree course in brewing and distilling, the programme has received a huge endorsement

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Calling Ambitious Innovators Who Want to Shape the Future of the Irish Food and Drink Industry

    Calling Ambitious Innovators Who Want to Shape the Future of the Irish Food and Drink Industry

Bord Bia and Maynooth University have teamed up to offer an industry-first programme which aims to enhance the innovation capabilities within the Irish food, drink and horticultural sector.  The MSc

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Irish Food Companies Encouraged to ‘Think Digital’ and Maximise Online Retail Opportunity

    Irish Food Companies Encouraged to ‘Think Digital’ and Maximise Online Retail Opportunity

Bord Bia has announced a partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute to offer Irish food and drink companies an opportunity to grow and develop their online presence with a view

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Unite and Pladis in UK Set ‘Gold Standard’ For Apprenticeship Training

    Unite and Pladis in UK Set ‘Gold Standard’ For Apprenticeship Training

Unite, the UK’s largest union, and pladis, the global biscuit and confectionery company behind the iconic McVitie’s brand, have signed an Engineering Apprenticeship Agreement in the UK. The agreement sets the

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University College Cork Appoints New Head of Food Business

    University College Cork Appoints New Head of Food Business

University College Cork has named Professor Thia Hennessy as the new Head of the University’s Department of Food Business and Development. The Department, which is part of the Cork University

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Graduate Trainees Taste the Future of Food Manufacturing

    Graduate Trainees Taste the Future of Food Manufacturing

Rising stars of the food industry saw and tasted the future when they visited the University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) as part of their graduate development

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Northern Ireland’s Meat Producers Encouraged to Innovate

    Northern Ireland’s Meat Producers Encouraged to Innovate

Innovation was the focus of a recent seminar attended by one hundred representatives from Northern Ireland’s red meat, pork, poultry and fish sectors in Cookstown. Jointly hosted by Invest Northern

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Landmark New Irish Whiskey Mentoring Programme

    Landmark New Irish Whiskey Mentoring Programme

The Irish Whiskey Association has launched a landmark new mentoring programme, which will bring established global players in the Irish whiskey industry together with new entrants to the market. The aim

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Big Turnout at Teagasc National Beef Conference

    Big Turnout at Teagasc National Beef Conference

Large numbers of beef farms attended the recent Teagasc National Beef Conference. The theme for the conference was putting ‘Practice into Profit’, and speaking at the opening of the conference,

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New Video Provides Easy Training For Homogenizer Maintenance

    New Video Provides Easy Training For Homogenizer Maintenance

As part of its investment in comprehensive support services, SPX FLOW has released a new video that provides maintenance personnel with detailed instruction and training on how to inspect and

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Education is Vital to a Life With Perspective

    Education is Vital to a Life With Perspective

‘Because education matters’ is the motto of Austria’s HAAS, a company which is engaged in supporting a bakery apprentice workshop and helping needy children in Korogocho, a slum on the

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University College Cork Launches a New, Innovative Qualification for the Dairy Industry

    University College Cork Launches a New, Innovative Qualification for the Dairy Industry

University College Cork has introduced a new postgraduate qualification dedicated to the dairy industry. Dairy processing is a very significant pillar of the Irish economy. In 2013 export values for

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Dairy Crest Innovation Centre at Harper Adams University Opens

    Dairy Crest Innovation Centre at Harper Adams University Opens

The Dairy Crest Innovation Centre at the Harper Adams University campus, Newport, Shropshire has been opened. The new facility was opened by The Princess Royal, the Chancellor of Harper Adams

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Welsh Industry Ambassadors Reach Out to Students

    Welsh Industry Ambassadors Reach Out to Students

A team of five young people have been appointed to act as ambassadors to inspire a new generation of young people to work in the food and drink industry. The

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£8 Million Skills Investment by Moy Park

    £8 Million Skills Investment by Moy Park

Northern Ireland-based poultry processor Moy Park is to invest £8 million in implementing a skills and development programme across the group over the next four years. Invest Northern Ireland has

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Elanders invests in staff training

The print, packaging and supply chain company’s administration assistant Nicole Degnan has enrolled on a Level 3, Print Administration Modern Apprenticeship and trainee printer Craig Reid has signed up to

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Meet the Winners of first ever Verner Wheelock Excellence Awards

Verner Wheelock, the Yorkshire-based award-winning food industry training company, has announced the recipients of its first ever Excellence Awards. The

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Nestlé and First Milk Launch Unique Programme to Develop Next Generation of Dairy leaders

    Nestlé and First Milk Launch Unique Programme to Develop Next Generation of Dairy leaders

Nestlé and First Milk, the UK dairy farmers co-operative, have launched the Next Generation Dairy Leaders Programme, a scheme for

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Northern Ireland Bakery and Snacks Businesses Encouraged to Grow through Innovation

    Northern Ireland Bakery and Snacks Businesses Encouraged to Grow through Innovation

John Hood, Invest Northern Ireland’s Director of Food and Tourism, has encouraged over 40 producers from Northern Ireland’s bakery and

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NSAFD Cooks Up Tasty Careers For Wales

    NSAFD Cooks Up Tasty Careers For Wales

The National Skills Academy for Food and Drink (NSAFD) has launched Tasty Careers Wales – an initiative to promote jobs

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Teagasc Launches Professional Knowledge Network For Irish Agri-Food Sector

    Teagasc Launches Professional Knowledge Network For Irish Agri-Food Sector

A new and innovative professional knowledge programme, Teagasc ConnectEd has been launched. It will extend Teagasc’s knowledge transfer and research

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Tetra Pak and DeLaval Commit to Up-skill Dairy Farm Management in China

    Tetra Pak and DeLaval Commit to Up-skill Dairy Farm Management in China

Tetra Pak and DeLaval, sister companies in the Tetra Laval Group, have signed a five year agreement with the Dairy

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Hallam and Nestlé UK Launch Ground-breaking Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeships

    Hallam and Nestlé UK Launch Ground-breaking Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeships

The first young people have signed up to begin a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship with Sheffield Hallam University and Nestlé

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Moy Park Scoops Top Learning and Development Accolade

    Moy Park Scoops Top Learning and Development Accolade

Moy Park has been recognised for its best in class approach to people development, picking up the IGD John Sainsbury

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Morrisons Upskills Production Staff Thanks to Grimsby Institute Training

    Morrisons Upskills Production Staff Thanks to Grimsby Institute Training

A national supermarket chain, which has a fish and seafood processing unit in Grimsby, has saved training costs and improved

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Kilkenny Food Initiative Set to Tackle Ireland’s Chef Shortage

    Kilkenny Food Initiative Set to Tackle Ireland’s Chef Shortage

A County Kilkenny based community led initiative that serves as an educational food hub for the Southeast is to become

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Bord Bia and PWC Help Irish Food Industry Scale New Heights

    Bord Bia and PWC Help Irish Food Industry Scale New Heights

Bord Bia, supported by PWC, has launched a new initiative aimed at helping medium-sized food and drink companies address their

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Nestlé Expands Apprenticeship Programme

    Nestlé Expands Apprenticeship Programme

Nestlé has launched ‘Project Opportunity’ in the US, a career acceleration programme to help people of all ages gain work

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Grimsby Institute Strengthens Services to Europe’s Foodtown

    Grimsby Institute Strengthens Services to Europe’s Foodtown

Grimsby Institute has further strengthened its commitment to the local food industry with the appointment of Mat Thompson (pictured right)

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Arla Foods UK and Dairy Pro Announce Training Collaboration

    Arla Foods UK and Dairy Pro Announce Training Collaboration

Professional development register Dairy Pro has reached a ground-breaking agreement with the UK’s largest dairy company, farmer-owned co-operative, Arla, for

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Irish Food Industry to Benefit From ”Game-changing” Scholarship Programme

    Irish Food Industry to Benefit From ”Game-changing” Scholarship Programme

Bord Bia has said that the inaugural Origin Green Ambassador programme is “game-changing” in terms of its potential to encourage

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Produce World Investing in the Fresh Produce Stars of the Future

    Produce World Investing in the Fresh Produce Stars of the Future

Produce World Group, the UK’s largest grower and supplier of fresh vegetables, is teaming up with the University of Lincoln

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New Nutrition & Food Science Degree on the Menu at QMU

    New Nutrition & Food Science Degree on the Menu at QMU

Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh, has launched a new degree in nutrition and food science, as part of the institution’s

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“Probably” The Best Maintenance Planner Development Workshop

    “Probably” The Best Maintenance Planner Development Workshop

The Maintenance Planner role is one of those functions which nobody notices if it works well but if it does

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Leading Lean Improvement Teams

    Leading Lean Improvement Teams

Just as the performance of sports teams owes much to the competence of the team coach, experience shows that delivering

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Sustainable, Results Driven Training

    Sustainable, Results Driven Training

CQM Training & Consultancy Ltd have been established for over 20 years and have earned a reputation for delivering enhanced

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UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science: Irish agri-food sector 5th in EU in terms of innovation

    UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science: Irish agri-food sector 5th in EU in terms of innovation

  Ireland has the 5th most innovative agri-food sector in the European Union behind Denmark, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands,

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Partner Logistics Wisbech Invests in Work-based Training

    Partner Logistics Wisbech Invests in Work-based Training

Partner Logistics is assisting staff to reach their full potential by offering National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) to help consolidate and

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New Meyn Demo and training centre now open

    New Meyn Demo and training centre now open

On October 2nd 2013 Meyn officially opened its expanded Demo and training centre, when Scott Russell (Global Sales Director of Meyn)

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New Irish Food Academy to Educate Small Food Businesses

    New Irish Food Academy to Educate Small Food Businesses

According to organizers, nearly 350 Irish small food businesses will benefit from Food Academy Start, a newly launched training program

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Food Industry Mechanical Engineering Course – Now Open For Applications!

    Food Industry Mechanical Engineering Course – Now Open For Applications!

The industry-backed mechanical engineering degree – MEng Food Engineering, atSheffieldHallamUniversityis now open for applications. Specially designed to create employment-ready mechanical

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Record Number of Graduates For Irish Distillers

    Record Number of Graduates For Irish Distillers

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, Ireland’s leading spirits and wines company, has recruited the largest number of entrants to the Jameson

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2 Sisters Food Group Backs New Innovation & Investment For Future of Farming

    2 Sisters Food Group Backs New Innovation & Investment For Future of Farming

One of Britain’s biggest food producers has announced its full support of a new graduate scheme which is targeting new

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Nestlé and Sheffield Hallam University Launch ‘Earn While They Learn’ Scheme For School Leavers

    Nestlé and Sheffield Hallam University Launch ‘Earn While They Learn’ Scheme For School Leavers

A unique scheme that allows school-leavers to ‘earn while they learn’ by placing them in a salaried training role while

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UK Food Manufacturers Treble Apprenticeships in 2012

    UK Food Manufacturers Treble Apprenticeships in 2012

Food and drink manufacturers have trebled the number of apprenticeships across the industry, beating an original target to double before

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Tesco Launches Scholarships For Dairy Farmers of the Future

    Tesco Launches Scholarships For Dairy Farmers of the Future

UK retailer Tesco will target the dairy farmers of the future as part of a new scholarship programme open to

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CCE and ECO Plastics Launch New Education Centre

    CCE and ECO Plastics Launch New Education Centre

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has underlined its continued commitment to youth development with the opening of a brand new Education Centre

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New Career Kick-start Fund For Female Staff

    New Career Kick-start Fund For Female Staff

New government funding toward training designed to improve the career prospects of women employees is now available to food and

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