The National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Manufacturing is coordinating a skills steering group aimed at bringing industry employers together to combat training and recruitment issues in the meat and poultry sector.

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The group will focus on a range of issues, including the image of the sector and plans to drive up the recruitment of high-caliber graduates and managers. "The steering group at Harper Adams [University College] shows that the industry is ready to take action," said Mica MacInnes, skills consultant for meat and poultry at the Academy. “The steering group will bring employers from across the meat and poultry sector together and give them a voice to help drive it forward."