Training & Development

Greencore factory

Greencore takes its management training online

21 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The convenience food giant has dropped classroom courses for managers’ development in favour of a 24/7 online solution

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan to speak at 2018 Leadership Symposium

04 May 2018 | By Megan Tatum

The event takes place on 8 November at the Rothamsted Research Centre in Harpenden

Jeremy Garlick opinion quote

Make time and space for quality thinking

30 Apr 2018 | By Jeremy Garlick

With all this change going on in our industry, what practical steps can you take in order to think well?

Fiona Miller

Let's help educators close the STEM skills gap

19 Apr 2018 | By Fiona Miller

Our industry faces a skills gap, especially in STEM-related roles…

Bolt learning

Today's Group partners with Bolt Learning on online training

13 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

Modules covering management skills, health & safety and data protection regulations will be available to Today’s members…


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

Spar Appleby Westward

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

Parfetts Sheffield depot

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

mccoll's store

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

Bakkavor apprentice

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

Young man standing or working in a bakery

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

Steve Parfett

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

Ornua grad programme

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

Barista coffee espresso web

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

Andrew Thornton

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

scottish fisherman

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

Grocery aid

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

ged futter opinion

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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