Take a look at the features below to get a feel for how MDS works in real life for businesses and graduates alike.
Read how three of our trainees have been maximising their experiences whilst on secondment with Syngenta by visiting the Fruit Logistica exhibition.
Alexandros talks about his time on MDS and where he hopes to go in the future.
Rebecca Charnley completed MDS in 2012 and is now working for an MDS Member.
Meet John. He's into all things food and fitness. He's also just started his third MDS secondment. Find out what he's been getting up to recently here.
Hannah Finch has just finihed MDS. Find out what her experience has been in this video.
Fernando is about to start his first role post-MDS as
Els Burton was lucky enough to be on holiday in the area of a supplier that her next secondment company work with and managed to organise a visit.
Dara is in her final secondment working at Aldi, find out more about her MDS journey here.
Ellie is in her first secondment at Frank Roberts and Sons Bakery. Here she tells us how it's going so far.
How many languages to our trainees speak?
Jonathan is a history graduate currently in his fourth secondment on MDS
Will is currently in his 4th secondment and about to finish MDS. Here he reflects on his experience so far.
Jo Cutler completed MDS in 2016 and now works at the Co-op. Read more about his story here.
Video from James Neilson who completed the scheme in 2006.
Cat Grey from Syngenta highlights their experience of MDS trainees and offers advice to businesses thinking about joining the scheme
John Gray of MDS Member Angus Soft Fruits tells us why they joined MDS.
Here's a handy little run through of the structure of the 2 year programme
Leyla Page, in her third secondment at Langmead Herbs, spoke to The Grocer about her experience in the food industry and on MDS.
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Environmental Science grad Sam answers some questions about the scheme
From geography graduate to MDS trainee..
Rob studied Business and Economics and is now completing MDS.
What career paths are possible after MDS? Alumni Alex Ouvry shares his experience.
The academic background of our trainees in a nutshell: varied!
Rebecca Charnley, MDS alumni and Commercial Manager at MDS Member Barfoots higlights just why investing in young people is key to the industry.
Find out what MDS Trainee Louise thinks of the scheme.
Trish McCarron from Worldwide Fruit answers some questions about MDS.
Sophie tells us about her MDS experience so far.
MDS trainee Rory Craig tells us about his MDS experience to date.
A snapshot of just some of the hundreds of products grown, moved and sold by our members.
Ryan Douglas, Biological Sciences graduate, tells us why and how he ended up pursuing a career in the food & fresh produce industry.
Christine Tacon, MDS Chair, discusses the range of MDS member companies and how they benefit from being part of MDS. #MDSFutures
Our trainees sum up what MDS means to them in just one word.
Sophie B answers some questions about her experiences as an MDS trainee.