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


Superdrug and Savers apprenticeship enjoys record-breaking year with 500 candidates

The sister retailers say the completion rate hit 10% above the national average

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Deliveroo calls for freedom to pass on funds to address ‘chef shortage’

Deliveroo has called on the government to let companies pass a bigger cut of their Apprenticeship Levy funds “down the supply chain” to tackle what it has called a “national chef shortage”.

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Retailers urge caution over Labour’s Apprenticeship Levy plans

Climate apprenticeships would be part-funded by diverting 25% of the funds employers already set aside through the Apprenticeship Levy

Top New Talent Winners 2019

The Grocer announces the Top New Talent class of 2019

Presenting the 36 rising stars of the food and drink industry who have made our TNT class of 2019

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Don’t underestimate the drive and talent of the student workforce

Today’s graduates aren’t ‘workshy, selfish and greedy’ as many headlines would have you believe


Deadline extended for Top New Talent Awards entries

The TNT Awards, sponsored by Veritas Partners, aim to celebrate the best and brightest young talent working across the UK grocery and foodservice sector

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Farmers of the future: are apprenticeships the solution to a labour crisis?

Britain’s farmers are concerned that Brexit could lead to a shortage of quality managers for their businesses, but could apprentices provide a long-term solution to a potential labour crisis?

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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