Training & Development


Compass UK barista academy set up to drive up coffee quality

05 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Applications are now open to all baristas in the company, with the chance to win the title of master barista

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Spar to launch in-house training to tackle sexual misconduct

10 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Spar was unable to find a suitable existing training programme


Can you hold up the mirror and recognise your blind spots?

05 Jan 2018 | By Jennifer Baker

An athlete’s mindset is focused on mastering skills so each performance is better than the day before

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Parfetts to roll out online training programme for staff Subscription

06 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

E-learning solutions provider Bolt Learning will deliver online modules for all Parfett employees next year

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McColl's links with Bolt for online staff training programme Subscription

29 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

The training will cover health and safety, age-related sales and customer service

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MDS to launch apprenticeships for graduates and school leavers

20 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

The training company, chaired by GCA Christine Tacon, is to become an accredited training provider in its own right from early 2018

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5 reasons to consider a traineeship if you’re interested in a career in food retail

16 Nov 2017 | By Debbie Gardiner

Traineeships are a great way to try out a potential career and see if it’s the right fit for you, says Debbie Gardiner of Qube Learning

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People should be every business's number one priority

09 Nov 2017 | By Steve Parfett

Four recent events have turned my thoughts to why treating people properly is so important, says Steve Parfett of AG Parfett & Sons

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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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British Hospitality Association slams qualifications delay

06 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

In March a BHA report found the industry needs to recruit an extra 60,000 staff per year to drive growth

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New guide on food safety training published for retailers

28 Sep 2017

The whitepaper published by training provider Appetite Learning explains key food safety obligations and sets out strategies for streamlining staff training arrangements

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Unlocking people potential is key to success

14 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Thornton

For the past four years, Thornton’s Budgens has been experimenting with a different approach to managing people and doing business. It’s paying clear dividends, says owner Andrew Thornton

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Scottish government announces food & drink careers funding

06 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

FDF Scotland will use the money to extend its ‘A Future in Food’ programme to 2020

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Bridgethorne to benefit GroceryAid with special workshops

24 Jul 2017 Updated: 28 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

Funds raised from one-day training workshops in October will go towards the industry charity

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Train up and know the Code

30 Jun 2017 | By Ged Futter

If you manufacture a product sold on supermarket shelves today, at some point in the future you will be delisted, says Ged Futter of

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Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes is new chairman of Movement to Work Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Menezes takes over from former M&S head Marc Bolland, who founded the organisation to tackle youth unemployment

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Tesco backs supplier training that explains review strategy Video

23 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The course will train suppliers on how to better understand the decisions of Tesco’s commercial teams

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FDF to host Groceries Code training sessions for suppliers Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Last year’s GSCOP survey found just 45% of large suppliers said they had received training on the code


UK to get 'Academy of Cheese' accreditation scheme

15 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

Academy to offer training and accrediation across range of modules and is backed by likes of Tesco and Wyke Farms

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Who's got the answer? The value of winging it

03 Feb 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

There no easy answers in business, especially if you’re a startup, says Camilla Barnard of Rude Health. Entrepreneurs have to think fast on their feet



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