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

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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Case Study

Education Initiative 2018

Nestlé UK - Nestlé Academy Campus Team Initiative

All awards case studies