About Us

Our vision for the Food and Drink Sector in N.Ireland is one of a world class skills workforce for a world class sector.

FOOD & DRINK SECTOR SKILLS

Food and Drink Sector Skills is an employer led body which exists to champion the skills agenda on behalf of the Northern Ireland Agri-food manufacturing sector. Food and Drink Sector Skills is self-sustaining through the delivery of a variety of programmes. The partnership between Food and Drink Sector Skills and Improve ensures that the skills needs of local employers are reflected on a national basis.

OUR MISSION

OUR VISION

Our vision is one of world class skills for a world class sector.

PARTNERSHIPS

We work in partnership with both public and private sector organisations and Government departments to ensure that the industry is strongly represented whenever the delivery of training is on the agenda.

OUR MISSION

Our mission involves working to ensure that the supply of skills training is matched to employer demand.

EMPLOYER BASED

Food and Drink Sector Skills is employer based and includes representation from all the sectors reflected in Improve’s footprint e.g. baking, red and white meat, dairy, fish, millers and general processors. It also has representation from the education and training sector and the trade unions.

OUR GOALS

We aim to make the Agri-food manufacturing sector the career of choice for our best young people, should they be straight from school post GCSE, or those that have achieved a University education.

HELPING YOUR BUSINESS

Food and Drink Sector Skills can help your company identify the training and development requirements of all personnel, source and deliver these requirements, and evaluate the benefits of training as a strategic imperative which will have a positive impact on bottom line profitability.