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Avara Foods supports next generation of engineers and technology specialists

Avara Foods supports next generation of engineers and technology specialists

The UK’s first truly new university is launching in Hereford and we’re proud to be one of their strategic partners. The New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE) is an initiative backed by government and industry with the aim of transforming higher engineering education in Britain and developing the next generation of scientists and engineers.

We understand the value of engineering skills - they are vital in keeping our business running smoothly today, while innovating for the future. Being a strategic partner means that we are working closely with the institution’s management, providing our skills and professional knowledge, helping to shape course content and potentially utilising the facilities to support our own teams’ continuing professional development. We’re also sponsoring five student places in the very first cohort, a mark of our commitment and confidence in NMiTE.

What’s particularly interesting about NMiTE is their commitment to work in partnership with, and as part of, the local community, rather than develop in isolation. We’re excited to be part of such a prestigious scheme from such an early stage, and look forward to helping it progress. Over the coming months you will see further reference to and updates about NMiTE. 

Andrew Brodie, People & Communications Director at Avara Foods commented, “As one of the UK’s largest food businesses, and a major manufacturer, we’re delighted to work with NMITE as a strategic partner and sponsor places on their very first cohort. Our investment in the latest technology has highlighted the need for engineers and the skills gap that currently exists. We see a fantastic opportunity to work with NMiTE on food-related projects, provide placements and support the continued development of our people.  And as a local employer, with a  proud history in Hereford, we share an exciting vision to be at the heart of a thriving community.”

If you’d like to learn more about NMiTE, you can visit the initiative’s website at

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