Scottish Bakers’ specialist training arm – National Food and Drink Training (NFDT) – has renewed its contract with Skills Development Scotland (SDS), which will enable it to register 481 apprentices during 2021-22.
The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD) is working with large manufacturers to create an apprenticeship levy transfer scheme for smaller craft bakers to access apprenticeship training for free.
McVitie’s maker pladis and Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union, have signed an Engineering Apprenticeship Agreement to facilitate the recruitment of 50 apprentices into engineering roles at pladis by 2020.
Following approval by UK regulatory authorities, the Packaging
Industry Awarding Body Company has been formally launched in an
attempt "to drive forward excellence in education and training
throughout the industry".