Register interest for you or your team for next year’s programme.
Starting September 2020

A free introductory course to the food and consumer goods industry for people starting their career in the sector.

It blends online learning with live events over a two-month period

It will take you approximately 10 hours to complete the online learning, but you can do this in your own time across the two-months.

You’ll receive a certificate at the end to show you’ve completed the programme.

The programme will help you:

Industry knowledge

Widen your perspective and understand the latest trends


Learn from others and build your network


Focus on your personal development and skills

Is it right for me?

Fast Track is an ideal entry point or refresher for those looking to build a broad understanding of the key topics within the sector.

The programme is relevant for all job roles. Participants work in a range of jobs, representing the diverse nature of the industry. The opportunity to meet and learn from others is a key benefit of the programme.

What do others say?

“It allowed me to gain a good understanding of industry terms and key trends. This meant that I could be more successful in my role as I understood the terms that people around me were using.”

Lauren Cunningham, Attraction & Engagement Partner, Tulip Ltd Previous participant

“The programme was a well-structured introduction to the grocery industry. I enjoyed looking at the various case studies and examples of different formats/ grocery channels especially. It really allowed me to contextualise my business position within the sector… Anybody new to the grocery sector across any discipline could definitely benefit from the grounding the programme provides. It’s also a good overview for anybody looking for a refresh.”

Gary Duncan, National Account Manager, Nature’s Way Previous participant

…it fit perfectly with our need to provide our Trainee Managers with a depth of food industry context during their induction period, and ahead of starting their business management degree apprenticeship. It complimented a development journey that will require them to understand our organisations’ place in the wider world, while developing their own skills in self-management.”

Angela Edmonds, Greencore Group L&D Manager for Future Leaders

Fast Track