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.
Education Initiative 2023
Mondelēz International’s Virtual Work Experience [VWEX] connects more students to more food career experts, more effectively than traditional work experience.
Education Initiative 2022 - Britvic plc
In Great Britain and Ireland, Britvic has been working on a small-scale pilot scheme to offer internships to students with special educational needs in Great Britain to supplement their college education and to offer paid internships to those with diverse abilities in Ireland.
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.
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.
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.