Since the late 1990s, there
has been a net international migration into the UK from abroad. This is an
increasingly important factor in population change. It suggests that
diverse tastes and cultures may sustain the demand for food and drink
products in the UK.
5% of all workers in the UK
Food and Drink manufacturing sector are Overseas Nationals (OSN). They
provide an invaluable source of skilled and unskilled labour for
Migration both stimulates
the products consumers wish to
purchase and the way in which they
are produced effectively.
Scottish Meat Training acts
to find placements for overseas nationals wishing to work in Scotland.
Applicants are asked to send their cv to Scottish Meat Training, 8/10
Needless Road, Perth PH2 0JW, Scotland or e mail
Business Link have a guide to Ensuring
your workers are eligible to work in the UK, focusing on employees
from the European Economic Area, which includes Poland.
For advise on employing Polish workers,
try contacting the Immigration
& Nationality Directorate on 0845 010 6677. They have a free
leaflet available explaining the process.
For information on the Worker
Registration Scheme, which Polish nationals should register with, see information
for employers, or information for employees.