In 2016, our Feeding Britain’s Future initiative helped 17,000 people, from unemployed 18-24 year olds to students exploring their options at school.
Here are a few highlights from the year:
- Over 2,000 volunteers from nearly 300 companies across the food and grocery industry supported our two main programmes: The Schools Programme and Skills for Work Month
- 91% of students feel more prepared for the world of work after attending a workshop and 70% would consider a career in our industry
- 600 workshops were hosted around the country during Skills for Work Month, helping young unemployed people gain employability skills
- We piloted a new initiative to build links between companies and their local secondary schools
Discover more from students, industry volunteers, and supporters of Feeding Britain's Future (including the Minister of State for Defra) in our summary report.
Download the Feeding Britain’s Future Summary Report 2016 here and find out how you can get involved in 2017.