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

20 Sep 2018 | By Megan Tatum

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 Subscription

20 Sep 2018 | By Megan Tatum

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

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Top New Talent 2018: one week left to submit entries

18 Sep 2018 | By Megan Tatum

There’s only one week left to enter our annual awards showcasing rising stars in food and drink

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Technology can offer gig economy workers a real connection with employers

13 Sep 2018 | By David Walker

Food and beverage employers face the challenge of creating a sense of security and loyalty in a seemingly irregular and uncertain environment, says David Walker of Personal Group 

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Apprenticeships and investments in skills will bring rewards

07 Sep 2018 | By Jonathan Fitchew

The beauty of apprenticeships in their new format is that they’re not limited by academic or vocational restraints

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Meet the man that transformed Lidl's booze and he’s only just 30

29 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Barely 30 years old and already heading up international wine & spirits for Lidl with a catalogue of big wins behind him. How has TNT alumni Ben Hulme done it? 

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Challenger brands must act now to avoid a talent shortage

22 Aug 2018 | By Thea Alexander

Challenger brands are buzzing but there’s a potential talent shortage looming, warns Thea Alexander of Young Foodies

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Iceland hires 200th store apprentice in management scheme Subscription

06 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Retailer will add a further 50 apprentices this year

Chris Eyitayo of Young Foodies

My food & drink job: Chris Eyitayo, Young Foodies

25 Jul 2018

Chris explains why you need to be ready to tap into your inner entrepreneur if you want to make it in the competitive world of food startups

Amelia Harvey

Amelia Harvey on collaboration and The Collective

22 Jul 2018 | By Megan Tatum

The self-styled ‘quasi-entrepreneur’ on building a £32m business from scratch

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Entries now open for Top New Talent awards 2018

20 Jul 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Now in its fifth year the TNT awards showcase the best and brightest talent in the UK grocery and foodservice sector

Amelia Harvey

Ask Amelia: The Collective co-founder to answer your questions

20 Jul 2018 | By Megan Tatum

The Collective co-founder Amelia Harvey will be answering your questions in a video chat with The Grocer next week

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Fmcg careers need fresh job descriptions to attract the best talent

19 Jun 2018 | By David Sables

Many other industries now offer what only fmcg did 25 years ago, so the best have better choices, warns David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants

Office

Calls grow for Apprenticeship Levy to be axed

15 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Latest figures show starts are down on the previous year

John Allan

Tesco chairman John Allan urges Apprenticeship Levy reform

12 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Allan said ministers needed to simplify the administration of the levy

2 Sisters

2 Sisters takes on hundreds of extra staff in expansion plan

12 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Supplier will take on 300 new staff as it extends operations at its site in Willand, Devon

Team

Recruitment goals: talent is nothing without team spirit

18 May 2018 | By Jonathan Fitchew

Interesting recruitment parallels can be drawn with the World Cup and the relegation of Stoke City from the top flight

Apprenticeship poultry

Poultry sector gets new apprenticeship scheme

16 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The new scheme is designed to provide a pipeline of skilled workers for the industry and develop existing talent

Craig Chambers, Rock Rose Gin

My food & drink job: Craig Chambers, tour guide & general helper, Rock Rose Gin

03 May 2018

Craig’s interest in the drinks industry was sparked by the craft beer boom, which led to a discovery (and love of) craft spirits

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Why aren't companies maximising the apprenticeship levy?

02 May 2018 | By Paul Monk

Currently more than £1.28bn of funding that’s been paid into the levy by companies is sitting in National Apprenticeship Service accounts

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