Many companies work positively with schools and colleges to encourage interest in food and drink manufacturing and help to facilitate employment opportunities for young people.

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

Entries can be made for local or national initiatives.

Previous winners

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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

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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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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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