NWF Growing Talent
Educating the next generation on careers in the food industry
Bishop Luffa Enterprise Day
On Monday 26th June our Innovation Project Manager, Anna Christian and Communications Executive, Hannah Lambourne took part in Bishop Luffa’s Enterprise Day whereby the pupils pitched their ideas for a Healthy Living Product in a Dragon’s Den style format.
The pupils had to work in small groups and were set the task of creating a healthy living product/service with help from Business Mentors and tutors. The winning team win a Natures Way Foods trophy and a trip to visit our company where they meet our Development Chefs and learn about careers in the food industry.
The Enterprise Day Champions impressed the Dragons with a great service that revolved around the topical issue of Mental Health.
IGD's Feeding Britain's Future
IGD’s Feeding Britain’s Future brings the food and grocery industry together to inspire the next generation.
CEO Susan Barratt recently visited Uplands Community College to take part in a workshop, giving guidance on the skills needed in the workplace and insight into the variety of jobs available in the food and grocery supply chain.
Since the full programme began in 2015, 15,000 students have attended a workshop and 91% of students feel more prepared for the world of work following a session.
The programme brings the industry together to inspire the next generation. We can't do this alone; 1,200 industry volunteers went back to school last year and Natures Way Foods continued support is invaluable to Feeding Britain's Future.
Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD CEO
In addition to this NWF supports local schools by attending careers fairs and educating the next generation about routes into the food industry.