Benefiting from Skills for Work Week

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YOUNG people were given an opportunity to gain the skills they need to get back into work when they joined Bakkavor Spalding for Feeding Britain’s Future – Skills for Work Week.

Working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, Bakkavor gave the youngsters a chance to develop their employability skills and improve their chances of getting a job. The workshop included an insight into the UK food industry and how it operates, CV writing and interview techniques.

Bakkavor took part in the national Feeding Britain’s Future campaign, which has united the entire food and grocery industry in an effort to tackle youth unemployment.

Feeding Britain’s Future is the first initiative of its kind, giving young people access to farms, factories and stores, and firsthand knowledge of the skills needed for a career in the food industry or elsewhere.

Agust Gudmundsson, CEO of Bakkavor Group, said: “The UK food and grocery industry is a world class industry. As a leading provider of fresh prepared foods, Bakkavor is passionate about supporting this initiative and helping to provide young people with the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence to join the workforce.”