This page brings together The Grocer’s news, insight and commentary on all things new talent – from graduate careers and the impact of the apprenticeship levy to profiles on up-and-coming talent and the latest on our Top New Talent Awards

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Rising up through the ranks at Rebel Kitchen: Adam Thompson

Top New Talent alumni Adam Thompson talks overseeing Rebel Kitchen’s growth from small startup to global proposition

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How do you ask for a pay rise? Top tips from the Top New Talent Summer Social

We assembled an expert industry panel to share their top career tips on everything from how to maintain a work/life balance to their favourite interview questions


Wholesaler Pricecheck hires 21 in graduate & placement schemes

There are 10 students on this year’s placement scheme compared to six last year


Morrisons invests £2m in supply apprenticeships

The money will be made available to employers in Morrisons’ supply chain


Entries open for sixth year of Top New Talent Awards

The awards aim to celebrate the best and brightest young talent working across the UK grocery and foodservice sector today

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Jemima Ferguson, Itsu: how the e-commerce boss cooked a career from scratch

The TNT class of 2016 winner talks about her new role, her career to date and the industry’s next big challenge


How can grocery attract and retain the best graduates?

What can the fmcg industry do to attract the brightest graduates – and retain them?

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Veritas Partners is new sponsor of The Grocer Top New Talent awards

The fmcg recruitment specialist is sponsoring the main awards night in November as well as the upcoming TNT Spring Social

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Letters: Businesses are missing out on apprenticeship funding

It’s time that organisations invest in training their current and future workforce and help strengthen the UK economy


Sustainability of apprenticeship programme questioned by NAO

The number of people starting apprenticeships had “fallen substantially” since the introduction of reforms in 2017

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My food & drink job: Will Gray, online technician, Premier Foods

Will tells us how Premier’s apprenticeship scheme helped him to secure a role he loves

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The unexpected career path of FareShare's head of network

Top New Talent 2016 winner Gibbon-Walsh talks about his rise through the ranks at FareShare UK, his background building submarines in the French Navy, and why he thinks we all need to be adaptable to get ahead in our careers

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Morrisons to train up 500 extra fresh counter apprentices

Moves comes after Tesco revealed plans to scale back its food counter offering

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The Grocer's Top New Talent: the class of 2018

Meet the brilliant, ambitious and dynamic individuals driving innovation, transformation and growth

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Asda working with Sheffield Hallam Uni on obesity initiative

The tie-up involves students carrying out a market gap analysis of the UK biscuit market

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Aldi targets 'Career Changers' with new recruitment scheme

the Career Changers route is in addition to an existing area management recruitment programme for fresh graduates


The Grocer's Top New Talent 2018 winners announced

Presenting the 35 rising stars of the food and drink industry who have made our TNT class of 2018

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Apprenticeships are the lifeblood of retail post-Brexit

The retail sector could be facing a very real skills challenge, says Nikki Flanders of Opus Energy. Time to take action now


Young talent in fmcg is booming – do you deserve a Top New Talent award?

There’s still time to put yourself forward for this year’s Top New Talent awards

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How Huel CEO James McMaster swapped the City for start-ups

How James McMaster made the leap from City to start-up