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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The Apprenticeship Levy: not passing the test so far? Subscription

20 Oct 2017 | By Richard Pendleton

In April, the government kicked off the Apprenticeship Levy with the lofty aim of creating a new generation of apprentices

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Apprenticeship Levy blamed for decline in new starters

16 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Last August, the BRC said it supported the levy’s aims and “wanted it to succeed”…

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Ornua seeks 14 more graduates to join training programme

16 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Successful applicants will be individually mentored by a member of Ornua’s senior management team

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Open doors for young talent - the reward makes it worthwhile

14 Oct 2017 | By Laura-Jane Rawlings

Early talent teams are sharpening their focus to attract more young people - and with good reason, says Laura-Jane Rawlings of Youth Employment UK

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Greggs launches national retail apprenticeship scheme

10 Oct 2017

120 training spots are up for grabs across the country

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Winners of Top New Talent awards 2017 chosen

10 Oct 2017 | By Megan Tatum

From a record number of entries, we’ve selected 32 rising stars of the food & drink industry…

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Edinburgh student to become Sainsbury’s CEO for a day

05 Oct 2017

Audrey Opdycke-Barnes is one of 24 students taking part in the ‘CEO for a day’ scheme

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My food & drink job: Greenvale technical graduate Annabelle May

03 Oct 2017

Since entering the world of fresh produce, Annabelle has been pleasantly surprised by how varied the industry is. She even got to spend five months on sunny Jersey as part of a placement with The Jersey Royal Company


Top New Talent 2017: entries for this year are now closed

25 Sep 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Winners will be selected and notified by email by 6 October

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Fancy a career in food? 10 tips on how to land your dream job

20 Sep 2017

Getting started with a career in food & drink can seem daunting. Here, 10 young people share their best tips for how to get the food job you want

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Food & grocery needs action plan to attract STEM talent, says IGD

18 Sep 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Engineering is the toughest technical area to recruit for, the report found, with nearly 50% of recruiting managers citing it as an area of concern

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My food & drink job: Marisol Saona, Tesco

18 Sep 2017

Ambient brand manager Marisol reveals how she tackled some tough questions in her interview for the Tesco marketing graduate scheme - and why she’d love to launch an own-label Aji Amarillo one day

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Dairy's got talent: how dairy is tackling the labour crisis

15 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

How is the dairy industry nurturing the best talent to ensure it has the leaders and innovators of the future?

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Five of the most talented young people working in dairy right now

15 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

At a time of a shocking skills and labour crisis for the whole food sector, the dairy industry has managed to nurture the best talent. We’ve profiled five up and coming young people working in dairy right now. 

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My food & drink job: Jack Rogers, Mondelez

13 Sep 2017

As a chocolate technician at Bournville, Jack has a pretty sweet job. He explains how an apprenticeship got him where he is today - and why it’s frustrating so many people think working in food means serving burgers and chips

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My food & drink job: Samuel Higginson, M&S

12 Sep 2017

Samuel thought he wanted to be a pathologist. Then three days at a food science summer school changed everything and set him on a path towards a career at M&S

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Costa to hire 250 new apprentices in recruitment drive

05 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

All participants in the scheme will receive the national living wage

Top new talent 2016

Be inspired by Top New Talent - and maybe even enter yourself!

04 Sep 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Free to enter and open to rising stars (35 and under), the awards celebrate the best and brightest in fmcg

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Top New Talent: should your name be up in lights? Subscription

03 Sep 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Twelve TNT alumni share their experiences

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Top New Talent 2017 is open for entries Video

22 Aug 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The awards are open to anyone under 35, and nominees can be working in any part of the industry

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