Careers: The food industry opens its doors to apprentices
Food and drink manufacturing looks set to grow quickly as global demandfor our products increases. To meet the future challenges of food security andclimate change, we'll be using innovative technologies in engineering, IT and life sciences, and so we'll need highly skilled individuals to help us.
Food and drink manufacturing looks set to grow quickly as global demand
for our products increases. To meet the future challenges of food security and
climate change, we'll be using innovative technologies in engineering, IT and
sciences, and so we'll need highly skilled individuals to help us.
Apprenticeships are a fantastic route into the food industry which is crying out
managers, engineers, technicians and food scientists. An apprenticeship enables
you to learn as well as earn and gives you an opportunity to obtain hands-on
Read about the experiences of apprentices currently working in the food and
drink manufacturing sector: Apprenticeship case studies.
Apprenticeships are a great way of attracting talent for the future and bring
many benefits to businesses including increased productivity, improved
competitiveness and a motivated workforce.
In October 2013, Skills Minister Matthew Hancock confirmed food and drink
manufacturing as one of the eight sectors to lead Apprenticeship reform by
ground-breaking new standards for Food and Drink Maintenance Engineers that
form the basis for Apprenticeships in the future.
FDF is now working with food and drink manufacturers, the Department for
Business Innovation and Skills, Defra and the National Skills Academy for Food
Drink (NSA) as part of the Apprenticeship Trailblazer programme.
View further information on the Trailblazers initiative
To attract talented young people into our sector, FDF has also launched its careers campaign 'Taste Success - A Future in Food' providing information on the wide range of exciting career opportunities that
the food industry has to offer.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) represents the interests of food and
drink manufacturers across the UK, who employ a staggering 400,000 people in a
huge variety of roles from scientists and food technologists to engineers and
to marketers and salesmen.
More about the FDF careers campaign
Last reviewed: 05 Aug 2014