Campden BRI partners with SGS to broaden training course audience
The firm trains more than 5,000 people each year, mostly in the UK and EU, but via the collaboration it will deliver selected training programmes across 100 countries.
The tie-up will allow development of courses for specific markets or clients.
It comes after a Campden BRI consultation with industrial members where significant concern was raised about the emerging skills shortage in the industry.
Bertrand Emond, head of Membership and Training at Campden BRI, said: “We are very excited about the opportunity to bring our technical and scientific knowledge together with SGS’s unique and thorough understanding of each market to develop new courses.”
Campden BRI offers training in raw materials, food technology, bakery and cereals science, microbiology, brewing and malting, quality and safety management, wines and spirits, legislation and consumer and sensory science.
Naghmeh Raiyat, global business manager - food at SGS, said: “SGS’ food and training expertise, local knowledge and a truly global network, combined with Campden BRI’s established reputation as a strong provider of food technical training solutions, offers both companies a unique opportunity to support the food industry worldwide.
“A new set of services will be introduced featuring a wide range of high quality interactive training covering technical and topical areas, delivered where needed, and in the language required.”
SGS is an inspection, verification, testing and certification company with more than 80,000 employees and operating more than 1,650 offices and laboratories globally.