Does your company work positively with schools and colleges to encourage interest in food and drink manufacturing or help facilitate employment opportunities for young people?

The Education Initiative award recognises a company's commitment and support to schools and colleges either locally or nationally.

Nominations can be for a one-off event, or for an ongoing contribution to lessons or schemes to experience the world of work and develop employability skills.

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Awards categories

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The entry deadline has been extended to 11.59pm Wednesday 20 April for these categories only:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Emerging Business
  • Manufacturing Initiative
  • Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist of the Year

Entry has now closed for all other categories. Keep an eye out for the shortlist announcement in Summer! 

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Previous winners

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Case Study

Education Initiative 2021 - Chilled Food Association

Chilled Education was launched in 2011 and has acted as an inspiration for students, teachers and university colleagues to think about food as a science subject, a classroom resource and, ultimately as an exciting career option.

Britvic PLC

Case Study

Education Initiative 2020

Britvic's Young Persons Programme offers young people practical experience in engineering, and comprises of a five-day week including three longer school days and two days on site at their National Distribution Centre at Lutterworth.

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Case Study

Education Initiative 2019

In 2018, the PepsiCo Beaumont Park Research and Development site launched a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative, branded 'The Curiosity Club', to increase STEM engagement amongst young people in the UK.

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