Target Publishing, which publishes Health Food Business magazine, has announced the first Health Food Institute Bursary, which will support two people working in health food stores through their training journey.
The Target Publishing Annual Bursary for the Health Food Institute Professional Diploma Course will fund two people, either those currently working in a health food store or the retailer themselves, through the Certificate and Diploma courses.
David Cann, Managing Director at Target Publishing, commented: “Health Food Business turns 30 in 2017 and for the last three decades, we have been rooted in the independent health food trade, which continues to be our priority today and for the future. To demonstrate our commitment to the industry, and as part of our emphasis on training, we are delighted to have created this new Bursary scheme to support retail staff through their training journey.
“We know how important well trained staff are in maintaining the reputation of an independent health food store and we look forward to supporting their journey ahead.”
Ray Hill, Honorary Secretary of the HFI, commented on the bursary: “We are delighted to see the launch of the Target Publishing Annual Bursary for the Health Food Institute Professional Diploma Course and we appreciate the recognition from Target of how important training staff is.”
Entries are now being sought for the awards, further details of which can be found on our website at www.healthfoodbusiness.co.uk/hfibursary/. Entrants must confirm that they will complete the full course to Diploma level, which is 12 modules in 11 months.
The winners of the Bursary will be announced at the 2017 HFI lunch on March 9, and then Health Food Business will follow their training journey through the course of the year.
The Bursary will be an annual scheme, offering two students the prize each year.