New website promotes career in food to youngsters

A new website has been launched to attract new talent into food and drink manufacturing and processing.

Food manufacturing skills body The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink has created the new Tasty Careers site as part of an integrated communications campaign designed to attract more young talent into the industry.

Food and drink is the UKs largest manufacturing sector, employing 400,000 people. However, according to the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink, with many in the workforce nearing retirement, the industry needs 170,000 new recruits in the next five years.

The new website www.tastycareers.org.uk offers a free online recruitment platform for businesses advertising entry-level jobs, including general vacancies, apprenticeships, posts for new graduates, internships, student placements and work experience opportunities.

The Academys head of marketing Amy Crooks said: The new Tasty Careers site is a one-stop shop for young people making crucial job and study choices. It offers comprehensive information on the huge variety of careers available in food manufacturing, including case studies of young people already progressing in their first job.

It not only generates interest, but provides a route to action by providing simple and easy access to live job opportunities.

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