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process solutions global chocolate R&D team atMondelez International,will give an insight into the engineering opportunities in the largest industry in the UK.


Exhibitors and visitors can pop along to the PPMA BEST (Business Education Skills and Training) stand at B138 to find outmore. The charity, established by the PPMA Group in 2014, encourages young people to enter and develop a career in engineering within the processing packaging, robotics,


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