IGD Employability workshop

23rd February 2018

16th January 2018

On Tuesday 16th January, the IGD employability Workshop came in to deliver two 2-hour workshops to our current year 9’s.

IGD is an education and training charity for the food and grocery industry that undertakes research for the benefit of the public.  IGD's ‘Feeding Britain's Future’ programme brings the industry together to inspire the next generation of employees and equip them with skills for work in the food and grocery industry. Over 7,500 young people attended a workshop in 2016.

Along with the instructor Jeanette, we were lucky to have the expertise and knowledge from some of the most successful employees from the grocery industry, such as Westmill Foods - Site General Manager, Defra -  Business Support Officer, ForFarmers - UK Senior Account Manager, Morrison’s -  Corporate Graduate, Morrison’s -  People Graduate and Asda’s -  Transport Operation Manager, who were advising and helping our students.

Our year 9s enjoyed various activities from the workshop, where our students explored what their personal strengths were, what questions to ask during an interview and how to meet and greet people with confidence, amongst a range of interesting tasks.

Here are some of the things our year 9s had to say about the workshops;

“It was interesting, and I learnt that there were actually a lot of jobs in the food industry that I didn’t realise there were before – I really liked it”

“You got to know about what happens in the food industry that I didn’t know before, I enjoyed it”

“it was great to hear from actual people who work in the companies – they gave me good advice”


It was a great success and we would like to thank the IGD and Future First for visiting our academy.