For Businesses

Access a ready pool of candidates with the knowledge you want

Whether applying direct or through a staffing agency, entry-level job candidates holding the Passport cut your time and cost of onboarding and make a far more immediate contribution to your workplace. Encourage more pre-accredited applicants by joining other businesses and recognising the Passport through the industry pledge.

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Tap into accredited recruits

The Food & Drink Careers Passport makes it faster and easier to find the best candidates for entry-level jobs and other suitable early career roles.

Job hunters holding the Passport have made a positive choice to seek a career in food and drink. They’ve already put the work in to prove it. And all at no cost to you.

They’re engaged. Interested. Committed. And eager to start…

Their Passport is proof they’ll arrive at interview having already undertaken the study necessary to gain fully-accredited core food handling and safety compliance certification across:

  • Food Safety Level 2
  • HACCP Level 2
  • Health & Safety Level 2
  • Allergens awareness

That means onboarding and induction can take place that much quicker. New staff holding the Passport are able to make a far more immediate contribution to your workplace.

Credential checks are done online in a couple of clicks. Passport qualifications are stored and accessible to recruiting businesses and staff agencies via the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink’s central Passport database – giving everyone full transparency.

Promoted across existing industry recruitment entry routes, courses and tests leading to the Careers Passport are run at no cost to employers and carried out online enabling 24/7 job hunter access from any location. All course content has been created and is delivered by leading experts reflecting the highest industry standards.

At a Glance

No cost to businesses. Join our pledge and start benefitting today

Speeds up onboarding. Save time, save money. Get results faster

Delivers an ever growing recruitment pool of committed candidates

Enables pre-qualified entry-level recruitment of staff with accredited compliance knowledge

The Food & Drink Careers Passport gives ready access to a constantly refreshed pool of prospective entry-level staff with proven pre-entry accreditation in core food safety and handling.

Access a ready pool of candidates with the knowledge you want

The Food & Drink Careers Passport gives ready access to a constantly refreshed pool of prospective entry-level staff with proven pre-entry accreditation in core food safety and handling.

Introduced by The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink and The Food & Drink Federation, the Passport boosts new talent into the industry and keeps everyone safe and legal while cutting down onboarding and induction time. With basics covered, businesses and new starters can quickly move forward to additional training or orientation specific to their new role.

Checks can be done online in a couple of clicks. It’s now quick and easy to confirm the compliance credentials of entry-level recruits for non-management roles, track their progress and immediately see where more training is needed.

Join other leading industry businesses in recognising the recruitment advantages of the Passport which operates at no cost to employing companies..

The Passport emphasises the industry’s commitment to professional standards right from the off and demonstrates tangible commitment from candidates eager to work in the industry.