Training & Development

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

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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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Retail must cultivate staff as well as technology

02 Feb 2017

The UK’s retail sector is a vital part of our economy, providing one in eight jobs in the UK, says Nita Clarke of the Fabian Society. Staff must be given the right tools to cope with technology change

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Waitrose to fund more Trussell Trust cookery courses

17 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Last year Waitrose customers donated over one million meals to the charity

Modern Slavery toolkit

Sainsbury's launches three courses to tackle modern slavery

13 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s is a founding member of the Stronger Together food industry initiative

One-stop online training

One Stop offers retailers free e-learning and people scheme

05 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The kit aims to get franchisees and their staff members in line with Trading Standards legislation

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Asda and Morrisons quartet team up to provide GSCOP advice

01 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Four former Asda and Morrisons executives have joined forces to launch a new GSCOP training company

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Tobacco retailers improving EUTPD2 knowledge, research shows

25 Nov 2016 | By Benedict Cooper

JTI found that 90% of retailers are now aware of when the TPD2 legislation will come into effect

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East of England Co-op wins award for dementia work Subscription

22 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Co-op has trained up 3,479 staff members as Dementia Friends since last year

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The Co-op hits halfway mark in 'Back to Being Co-op' training Subscription

08 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Staff have now been sent membership cards for trialling

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