Learn the industry basics with this free blended learning programme

An introductory course to the food and grocery industry for people starting their career in the sector. It blends online learning with live events over a two-month period, culminating in an evening networking event and inspirational career panel with some of the brightest stars of FMCG.


The programme


Why the Fast Track programme

Fast Track in Food and Grocery is perfect for graduates, interns and apprentices, and anyone else new to industry. It could also be a useful refresher for those looking to get up to speed with current developments. 

By completing Fast Track in Food and Grocery, your team members will:


The commitment

Total learning time is approximately eight hours, including attendance at a two-hour event and a one-hour webinar.


What 2017 learners said

  • 84% of learners said they believe completing the programme will help them to add value to their company

“As a recent graduate with only a basic understanding of the industry, I found the programme very insightful… I really liked how I could access the course whenever it suited me, and found that the content was broken down into manageable chunks, meaning that I could work through the course at my own pace around my work commitments.”

Becki Dooley, HR Officer, Arla

“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’s 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

“I have walked away with a significant understanding of the challenges in the retail outlets and a greater awareness of what our own marketing and sales team focus on.”  

Annah Ross, Dairy Crest L&D Manager

Entry to the 2018 programme starting in September is now full. However if you would like to talk to us about participating in the next programme, please contact us by completing the below form.


How to get involved with the Fast Track in Food and Grocery programme