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Food industry praises Appetite for Skills

09 May 2013

Major food organisations have praised Food Processing’s Appetite for Skills event which took place at Holbeach Campus, University of Lincoln. 

The initiative was established to encourage young people to view engineering as a valid career opportunity within the food and drink industries.

Festo
“Seeing the presentations helped us to link in the subjects for the afternoon groups … as usual, Sharon and her team did an excellent job in organising the schools and getting such a high number of people to attend. Its great that you will get the feedback from the students. As they are the target audience their feedback will be extremely valuable and will help to shape future events.”

PPMA 
“I only have praise for the day. I think the presentations were a mixture of informative and inspiring and the demonstrations taking place downstairs certainly seemed to engage the students visiting. Val (Braybrooks) and Sharon were great hosts and were very generous with their time and hospitality.”

Rockwell
“I thought it was a great event and went better than the previous year.
We managed to talk to all the students and some were really engaged in what
we had to say.

“A comment from our apprentice was 'We never had anything like this when I
was at school or college and it opens your eyes to what jobs are out there'.
Hopefully we opened their eyes a little during the day. The general flow of the day was very good. A maximum size of 10 students per group would have been good and generally was that size."

Further events will take place on: Thursday July 4 at Nottingham University; Wednesday November 20 at Wigan University Technology College; and Thursday November 28 at Reaseheath Technical College, Cheshire.

For more information contact FPEditor@imlgroup.co.uk


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