Feeding Britain’s Future
Feeding Britain's Future is a campaign as part of Skills for Work week, which aims to provide an insight into the food sector to young, unemployed people. Food businesses across the country will be inviting young people in to gain some of the skills necessary to work in the industry.
The IGD is calling on organisations across the food sector to open their doors during a special week of activities, from September 17th to 21st. This includes businesses throughout the supply chain – from farmers and growers, to processors and supermarkets. It wants businesses in the food sector to showcase the industry as a great place to work and to spend a short amount of time, helping to give young people the skills they need to get a job.
With more than a million young people in the UK currently not in employment, education or training, the IGD wants as many businesses as possible to support the drive by getting involved to tackle youth unemployment. At an event in June, young people expressed that what they looked for in a job was training and skills, as well as a greater understanding of the sector – not just a way to earn money. Taking this into account, 23 businesses have already signed up to provide training, but the IGD is looking for even more to take part; the scale of the initiative is key to its success.
If you’re interested in taking part, visit the website where you can sign up or find out more; the scheme is flexible and designed to work for businesses both small and large.