Greencore will be working with JobCentre Plus and companies from across the food and grocery industry to take part in IGD’s Feeding Britain’s Future Skills for Work Month, providing unemployed young people with practical skills to aid their job search.
Over the past five years Greencore has offered opportunities for more that 2,500 unemployed people to gain skills for work training at its sites throughout the UK
Taking place for one month starting on 12 September 2016, IGD is set to deliver over 10,000 learning opportunities this year through Skills for Work Month.
Michael Evans, Group Communications Director at Greencore , said: “We’re very proud of Greencore’s long-term commitment to support Feeding Britain’s Future, and being able to provide real opportunities for the many unemployed young people that attend our Skill for Work sessions.”
Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD chief executive, said: “Feeding Britain’s Future is helping to make a real impact on thousands of young people considering their future and actively seeking work. Our industry is 3.8 million strong, accounting for one in seven jobs, making us the largest private sector employer; this initiative is the way in which we can support the next generation of industry talent.”
“Skills for Work Month has been the core of this initiative since the launch in 2012, and over the years, companies from across the industry have engaged to help support not only their local communities but also the wider industry.”
The Feeding Britain’s Future Skills for Work Month is part of IGD’s wider Feeding Britain’s Future campaign, which is now in its fifth year. Through the two strands of Skills for Work Month (which runs in September/October) and our Schools Programme (which runs throughout the year), IGD has helped over 16,000 people in 2015 alone.
For more information about the campaign, please visit www.igd.com/feedingbritainsfuture