What's it really like to be an apprentice? - National Apprenticeship Week 2017

Monday, March 06, 2017 - 11:17

Hi my name is Abby; I work for the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD) as an Advanced (Level 3) Business Administration Apprentice. I provide Admin support to the entire company which involves working on projects, arranging travel, helping to maintain our websites and social media pages as well as many other tasks.

How to market your artisanal food business

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:07

Check out this infographic from Mark Lord Photography, which has some great tips about how to market your artisanal food business!

What is a Graduate Scheme?

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 09:00

Similar to an apprenticeship but tailored for recent graduates, a graduate scheme combines working for an employer with training and gaining professional skills. They are mainly offered by large companies who are willing to mould graduate candidates into their perfect employees, and are common in sectors like finance, retail, and manufacturing.

The Fresh Careers Fair 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:16

Are you looking for an exciting, fast-paced and challenging career in the food industry? The Fresh Careers Fair is your chance to explore the global fresh produce industry.

Want to enter the ECOTROPHELIA UK Competition?

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 14:02

ECOTROPHELIA UK is the national competition for the creation of eco-innovative food products. The winning UK team goes on to represent the UK at the European final and in 2016 went on to secure the bronze award. The competition is organised jointly by the Institute of Food Science & Technology and Campden BRI.

Industry Approved Degree Apprenticeships

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 11:50

The food and drink industry is dynamic, fast-paced and high-tech – not to mention well paid. If your looking for a rewarding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) based career, which offers the opportunity to gain a degree with no student debt whilst working and learning in this exciting sector, then our degree apprenticeships are for you.

The Life of a Crisp!

Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 13:19

Picture in your head, your favourite bag of crisps; Think of the flavour, shape, texture, the colour of the crinkly packaging, how much they cost you… Now try and take a guess at how many jobs are involved in creating that one bag of crisps? Maybe a Farmer to grow the potatoes, someone in a factory sorting them, maybe someone creating the bag for them to go in, then straight to a supermarket…right? WRONG!!!

Butchery Worldskills UK Competition

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 15:17

Registration Window to enter next years' competition opens on 1st March - 7th April 2017.

Congratulations to the Eden Dairy Technology Graduates!

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 15:59

Twenty-one trainee dairy technologists reached a significant career milestone last week when they graduated from their unique Eden training programme, delivered by Reaseheath College in Cheshire.

Bite Size Blog: Dairy Technology

Monday, October 03, 2016 - 10:00

Considering the UK eats 600,000 tonnes of cheese every year, there must be a whole lot of demand for it. That’s where Dairy Technologists come into play by deciding how they will supply cheese to meet the changing demands. They implement new technologies, make use of dairy science and conduct data analysis.