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What is the Schools Programme?

The Schools Programme brings professionals from across the food and grocery industry together to help inspire and educate school students, so they understand how to translate their education into skills for work while learning about the wide range of food and grocery careers. 

In 2016 we trained 7,500 year 9 and 12 students across the UK. Direct engagement between students volunteers from food and grocery companies is at the heart of this programme and we have plenty of opportunities for you to take part to share your knowledge, experience and career stories.

Click here to learn more about what being a volunteer entails and register your interest in volunteering here.

 

FAQ: everything you need to know about volunteering

We believe that volunteering for our Schools Programme is a highly rewarding experience and have had some great feedback from people who have already taken part. Find out more about taking part here.

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Schools Programme: volunteer handbook

Thinking of becoming a volunteer? Already signed up? Download our Volunteer Handbook for all you need to know about the sessions, your role and what you need to do to prepare. 

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New for FBF 2016: enhancing relationships with local schools

This year, we've been pairing food and grocery companies with local schools to build long-term, impactful relationships with students to improve their employability skills. It's been a great success. with 85% of participants saying they now feel more prepared for the world of work. Read more about the pilot, and how you can get your company or school involved.

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Hear from a volunteer

Volunteers wanted for Summer 2017
Industry inspires the next generation of talent

Professionals from across the food and grocery industry have been helping inspire and educate school students nationwide, so they understand how to translate their education into skills for work, while learning about the wide range of food and grocery careers. We're looking for volunteers for our Summer 2017 phase now! 

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What we've achieved so far

Read more about the wider Feeding Britain's Future campaign, see the achievements from last years' Skills for Work Month and Schools Programme, and hear what participating companies have to say about the initiative.

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