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 winning team really did a smashing job and should be so proud of themselves. It was so great to see such enthusiasm in some of the groups and I feel that there were some real budding entrepreneurs!

Hannah Lambourne

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.

I hope this will now help them develop a clearer picture of what success looks like and just what goes into the development of an idea.

Anna Christian

 

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.