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Food and Drink Federation Director of Employment and Skills, Angela Coleshill, on their new partnership initiative to promote engineering careers for women in the food and drink manufacturing industry

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Angela Coleshill is Director of Employment and Skills at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). FDF is the voice of the food and drink manufacturing industry – the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. A core strength of FDF is its technical expertise and deep understanding of industry issues, as well its clear focus on the policy areas that have the biggest impact on the industry, which ensures they are well placed to deliver results for their members. 

Angela Coleshill
Angela Coleshill

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has announced a new partnership with youth skills initiative MyKindaCrowd and three of the largest food and drink manufacturers, FDF members Mars UK, PepsiCo UK and Cargill to promote careers for women interested in engineering in food and drink. Year 12 female students with STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects will be offered the chance to take on sector related tasks and challenges at company-led workshops through visits to manufacturing sites across the UK.

Food and Drink Federation working in partnership with MyKindaCrowd, Mars UK, PepsiCo UK and Cargill

FDF is really excited to be working with MyKindaCrowd to help showcase the huge range of dynamic engineering career opportunities for women in food and drink manufacturing.

The skills agenda is a top priority for our industry and we are proud that our members continue to support careers initiatives such as the MyKindaCrowd engineering visits to ensure a solid succession plan for employment in our sector.

At the heart of this collaboration is the aim to raise awareness of the industry-backed MEng Food Engineering degree at Sheffield Hallam University as well as FDF’s Women into STEM pledge as part of the Government’s YourLife campaign, which encourages women to pursue engineering careers in food and drink.


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