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7 November 2014

Press Release: Nestlé hosts students at site to inspire Engineering Careers

Twenty students from Canon Lee School and David Young Community Academy are fresh from a visit to the York-based factory of well-known food producer Nestlé UK & Ireland, as part of the BIS See Inside Manufacturing initiative and a partnership with youth skills initiative MyKindaCrowd.  More about Nestlé hosts students at site to inspire Engineering Careers


3 November 2014

Press Release: Food industry tempts tomorrow's engineers away from competing sectors

More than 2,400 students and teachers are to be targeted in a bid to inspire interest in engineering and other STEM-related careers in the food and drink manufacturing sector.  More about Food industry tempts tomorrow's engineers away from competing sectors


29 October 2014

Press Release: Top CEO inspires future food engineers on industry's first engineering degree

Students on the UK's only food engineering masters' degree course dedicated entirely to food and drink manufacturing got to hear from top industrialist Fiona Kendrick, CEO of Nestlé UK & Ireland, yesterday. More about Top CEO inspires future food engineers on industry's first engineering degree


24 October 2014

Press Release: Students get a taste of Engineering at Premier Foods factory in Worksop

A group of students got an exclusive insight into what it's like to be an engineer working in the food and drink industry - the UK's largest manufacturing sector.  More about Students get a taste of Engineering at Premier Foods factory in Worksop


10 October 2014

Press Release: FDF bids farewell to long-serving Director General

FDF has announced that its Director General, Melanie Leech, will be leaving in the New Year after more than nine years to head up the British Property Federation. More about FDF bids farewell to long-serving Director General


22 September 2014

Press Release: UK food and drink exports continue to grow in 2014

Today, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has reported that UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports have continued to grow in 2014, rising to £6.5bn in the first six months of the year – an increase of 4.8% on the same period in 2013. More about UK food and drink exports continue to grow in 2014


19 September 2014

Press Release: Premier Foods scoops two prizes at FDF Awards

St Albans-based Andy Walker, Company Microbiologist at leading food producer Premier Foods, was named 'Food and Drink Scientist of the Year' and Alice Cavanagh, a Moreton-based operative, was named 'Community Champion' at last night's prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards. More about Premier Foods scoops two prizes at FDF Awards


19 September 2014

Press Release: New England Seafood scoops Good Employer Award at FDF Awards

A Chessington-based importer, processor and wholesaler of fresh fish and seafood has scooped a national award for creating a great place to work. New England Seafood won the coveted Good Employer Award at last night's prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards, held at London's The Brewery.  More about New England Seafood scoops Good Employer Award at FDF Awards


19 September 2014

Press Release: Nestlé 'Fast Start' Trainee named 'Rising Star' at FDF Awards

Michael Fell, a commercial trainee on leading food and drink manufacturer Nestlé UK's 'Fast Start' programme, scooped the new 'Rising Star' Award at last night's prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards.  More about Nestlé 'Fast Start' Trainee named 'Rising Star' at FDF Awards


19 September 2014

Press Release: Local Employer Mondeléz International Scoops two prizes at FDF Awards

Birmingham-based Mondeléz International scooped two prizes at last night's prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards. The company chalked up wins in the the Environmental Leadership Award and Apprentice of the Year.  More about Local Employer Mondeléz International Scoops two prizes at FDF Awards