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 life 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 for 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 relevant training.

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.

Apprenticeship Trailblazers

In October 2013, Skills Minister Matthew Hancock confirmed food and drink manufacturing as one of the eight sectors to lead Apprenticeship reform by developing ground-breaking new standards for Food and Drink Maintenance Engineers that will 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 and 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.

About Us

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 technicians to marketers and salesmen.

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Last reviewed: 05 Aug 2014