If you or your business would like to find out more about how MDS works, what it does for the industry and what it has been doing for it for the last 30 years then please come along to our open day on 16 November in Peterborough (10am – 2pm). Speakers will include MDS members and trainees past and present.
If you’re an MDS alumni you have exclusive access to our Alumni Portal which includes information about upcoming events and a vacancies page to help you plan the next steps of your career in the food & fresh produce industry. Vacancies are posted by current MDS members looking to target MDS alumni.
We want to bring MDS to life for potential members and trainees so we are about to launch an exciting new campaign: #MDSFutures. We will be sharing a variety of exciting new material over the coming months on social media and our website. Here’s a glimpse of what is to come:
From July, MDS trainees will be taking over the MDS Instagram account, showcasing life as a trainee on the MDS Graduate scheme. This month Louise, in her 4th secondment, will be running the account. Find us on Instagram @managementdevelopmentservices or #diariesofanMDStrainee
MDS will be talking at Cambridge University Plant Science Department on 15 May at 5.30pm. Come along if you’d like to hear more about a route into the food industry.
For more info and to book:
This Masterclass training session, delivered by speakers from IGD will include a talk and opportunities to interact and network. The session is designed so that everyone has something to take away; it could be a great opportunity to refresh a subject that you are familiar with, but is also accessible to those new to a topic. It is open to everyone working in the food and consumer goods industry – from graduates to senior managers. Colleagues with no involvement with MDS are also welcome.
For more information and to book go to:
We hope to see you there!
The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers are holding a conference in London this Thursday 16 March:
Navigating turbulence in the produce supply chain and beyond
Featuring some very relevant topics and speakers, this promises to be a thought provoking and enlightening day for both MDS trainees and anyone else involved in the industry. For more information or to book: http://www.fruiterers.org.uk/conference/
Ladies in Agriculture is a group of professional women in food, agriculture and the land based industries at all stages of their careers, who get together to discuss business issues, support each other via mentorship and advice and help generate networks of contacts that might be useful to themselves and their businesses.
The group is open to anyone who feels the network would be of benefit to them – to meet, network, offer moral support, seek out mentors, ask questions and share experiences. A key aim is to promote the sectors they represent and actively encourage others into the industry, be it those of the younger generation or those changing their career path.
Christine Tacon, MDS Chair, heads up the group and has encouraged MDS trainees, alumni and contacts to attend the next networking event which will take place in March, details below. This time the Secretary for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea Leadsom will also be attending so it promises to be an interesting evening.
Date: 8th March 2017
Time: 6.30pm- 9.30pm
Location: Savills, London, W1G 0JD
Price: £30 for members or £18 for guests (includes a light buffet and refreshments)
It would be good to see lots of you there.
Planning for the Summer 2017 secondments is underway. If you are a member company, or a potential member company and you would like an MDS trainee for the Summer, please contact Anna (email@example.com).