Food industry in training drive

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More than 100 businesses from across the food and grocery sector have pledged their support for the Feeding Britain’s Future campaign to help young unemployed people get a job.

Throughout September, companies across the supply chain will be hosting master classes on CV writing and interview techniques.

Sessions will also allow them to learn about the skills and qualifications needed for jobs in the industry.

Marplug Technologies (Martec), a food and drink pipe company in Clay Cross, is taking part.

Managing director Ian Sterritt said: “At the moment the majority of young people seem entirely unware of the great roles on offer especially in the food manufacturing sector.

SMEs play a vital role in addressing youth unemployment in the UK and we look forward to playing our part.”

The campaign is spearheded by IGD, the food and grocery research and training charity.

Companies that would like to sign up can visit www.igd.com/feedingbritainsfuture