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21 October 2016

Premier Foods goes back to school in Didsbury

Gavin Darby, Chief Executive Officer at Premier Foods, joined year 12 students at Parrs Wood High School to help them understand how lessons learnt both in and out of the classroom can help as they move into working life.


Grocery leaders and employees from shop floor to head office, across manufacturing and retailing, are taking part in IGD’s Feeding Britain’s Future Schools Programme to help 13 to 17-year-olds with the skills they need to find work.
 
The Schools Programme is part of IGD’s wider Feeding Britain’s Future campaign, now in its fifth year, and has helped thousands of young unemployed people with employability skills training.
 
It’s the first time any industry has come together to provide a full spectrum of support, from schoolchildren right through to the wider unemployed.
 
Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD Chief Executive, said “Like the wider Feeding Britain’s Future activity, the Schools Programme brings the industry together in a co-ordinated way.
 
“The feedback to date has been excellent: 9 out of 10 of the students who’ve taken part so far have told us that the workshops helped them realise how their skills and subject choices can help them prepare for the world of work”
 
Gavin Darby, Chief Executive Officer at Premier Foods, says: “As an industry, it's critical we engage with the next generation to expose them to the huge variety of career opportunities available in the food and drinks sector.
 
 “The Feeding Britain's Future school sessions are an excellent way to help students understand how they can turn what they’ve learnt at school into life skills, give them confidence, and hopefully inspire them to one day consider a career in food and drinks.  At Premier Foods we believe strongly in the need to develop skills for young people, and we're proud to be a supporter of this IGD initiative".
 
The schools programme is set to reach 7,000 pupils by the end of the year and will cover a variety of training, which includes helping them understand:
  • Transferable skills, by providing examples of how expertise at work can be developed at school and through extra-curricular activities
  • The link between the subjects they are studying at school and how this can influence future careers
  • How to write eye-catching CVs and deal with challenging interview questions


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