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The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.

Author:FoodDrinkEurope and EFFAT (European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions)
Country:European Union
Start Year:2013
Contact:

Mella Frewen, Director General / Harald Wiedenhofer, General Secretary

Harald Wiedenhofer, General Secretary EFFAT (European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions)

Types of organisation:Social partners
Description:

FoodDrinkEurope and EFFAT will encourage its members to:

  1. Provide high quality apprenticeship and traineeship positions.
  2. Organize readiness for work programmes (career consultation, CV clinics, etc.) in close coordination with educational institutions and youth organisations.
  3. Share knowledge and experiences with education providers, authorities at all levels, trade unions, business organisations (with a particular focus on small and medium sized businesses) and youth associations through the European Alliance for Apprenticeship Ambassador network.

FoodDrinkEurope and EFFAT will also ensure that this pledge is an integral part of an EU-funded research project that they are planning to undertake over the next couple of years. Furthermore, this project aims, amongst other things, to facilitate the uptake of high quality apprenticeship and traineeship positions in food manufacturing companies across the EU, with a particular focus on small and medium sized businesses

Area of action: Supply
Area of action: Image
Partners:

Food companies and their supply chain, trade unions, education providers, European/national/regional authorities and agencies, business organisations and youth associations.

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