The Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA) has launched a dedicated website to support its mission of addressing education and training issues within the industry.

Launched in 2017, FIESTA is a new trade association made up of eight organisations that represent different sectors of the furniture and interiors industry. It aims to address the current and future skills needs by encouraging and inspiring new talent to join the industry, and ensuring relevant training and qualifications are in place to support them.

The new website features useful information for employers and people wishing to pursue a career in the industry, case studies, the latest news from the organisation and an events section.

Gary Baker, FIESTA chairman, says: “The new FIESTA website will be a hub for both companies within the industry that need guidance on key areas of training and individuals interested in finding out more information about the many opportunities the sector offers.

“The UK has a thriving furniture and interiors sector with 8000-plus businesses employing over 250,000 and generating £11b to the UK’s GDP. It is a design-led industry that contains many world-beating businesses. For the sector to continue to grow it is essential that it continues to attract the very best talent from school leavers and graduates to anyone looking for a fulfilling and varied career.”