What We Do

“Improving People, Performance, Productivity & Profit through Skills”


  • Employers – understanding needs and delivering solutions
  • Government – lobbying relevant stakeholders on behalf of the industry
  • Schools – promoting the industry as a career of choice


  • Industry knowledge
  • Bespoke solutions developed to meet employer needs
  • Flexibility of delivery
  • Sourcing of funded training
  • Access to actual qualification development
  • UK wide links and information


Sector Skills Councils Partnership

Improve is one of a network of 25 Sector Skills Councils tasked with driving up the skills of the UK workforce.

Improve Partnership with FDSS

Since its licensing in 2004, Improve has formed an effective partnership with FDSS and this has meant that the local industry has had a national voice in training affairs related to the Agri-food sector.

Share Expertise

FDSS and Improve share directors and expertise as required. Furthermore the Business Development Manager of FDSS, Geoff Lamb, also represents Improve as Operations Manager for Northern Ireland.

Sector Skills Agreement Process

Through the Sector Skills Agreement Process, which involved employers and all other stakeholders, 8 different areas for action have been distilled. These are as follows:

  1. Careers development – ensuring we have a smart food and drink sector
  2. Promoting Productivity – ensuring a competitive and sustainable sector
  3. Flexible Qualifications
  4. Training, Learning and Development
  5. Information, Advice and Guidance
  6. Skills as a Strategic Business Driver
  7. A Future in Food – ensuring that potential employees are aware of the sector’s potential
  8. Networking for Success