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Improve: Graduate Excellence

improveImprove's Graduate Excellence programme will create a ‘Centre of Excellence in Food Production Engineering’ within the UK and also a new Undergraduate level sandwich course in food engineering, through working with key industry employers and the Food & Drink Federation as part of their Graduate Ambition activity. It will establish this area as both a discipline and a profession in its own right.

The investment will also develop an applicant portal for use by employers and graduates to promote and ‘match’ themselves.

Return on Investment

  • Increase in sector GVA by £960,000 during the EIF funding period and projected £4.8m by 2018
  • Employer training investment of £2.4m by 2018
  • First cohort of 40 students enrolled to commence the programme in September 2014

UK Commission investment   £229,113
Employer/Other investment:  £20,000
Employer/Other in-kind investment: £327,786

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