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Food industry struggling to attract top talent
Thursday, 01 November 2007
Food and drink
The food and grocery industry is finding it increasingly hard to recruit high calibre staff, including graduates, according to a new poll.
A delegate survey taken at the recent Institute for Grocery Distribution (IGD) convention revealed that two thirds of senior figures in the industry believed it was harder than ever before to attract top-class recruits, according to onrec.com.
Just 12 per cent of those questioned felt that recruitment of high-quality staff to careers in the sector was relatively easy, with 25 per cent believing the situation was the same as always.
Shanna Ritchie, business development manager for grocery body Leading Edge, told the website: "The global market for top talent is heating up.
"The food and grocery industry offers significant opportunities for the best and brightest; however we need to work hard to attract and retain these people," she added.
IGD offers a postgraduate certificate in Food and Grocery Industry Management for university leavers looking to pursue graduate careers in food and grocery retail.