Running a successful food and drink business means managing your people well. Having a skilled, engaged workforce will help secure the future of your own business and support the wider industry too.

In practice, managing people well involves many things, including:

You’ll find advice on all these topics on these pages. You can also learn about our skills programme, A Future in Food, which is raising awareness of the career opportunities and skills needs in the Scottish food and drink industry. 

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Careers and skills development

Our careers, skills and workforce development resources can help you explore your own opportunities in food and drink, whether you’re looking for a career, for tools to develop your people or for curriculum support.

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Fair work

Scotland’s Fair Work principles offer a valuable model for food and drink, helping you attract and retain people at all levels of the business.

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Inclusion and diversity

The FDF is working with members to improve the state of inclusion and diversity in the food and drink manufacturing sector.