Food and Drink Manufacturing at The Big Bang Fair
Since 2012, FDF Taste Success - A Future in Food has been showcasing our industry at the Big Bang Fair - the UK's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people.
Join FDF Taste Success at the Big Bang Fair 2016
FDF Taste Success again attended the Big Bang Fair – the UK's
largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and math's for young
people - which takes place 16th to 19th March 2016 in Birmingham NEC.
FDF was this year be joined by Festo, Mars, McCain's, Mondelez International,
Omron, PepsiCo UK, Siemens and United Biscuits.
View some of the highlight photos from the FDF Taste Success stand 2016.
Alongside other industries, such as automotive and aerospace, FDF engage
directly with young people at the Big Bang Fair to raise awareness of the many
engineering and science-related opportunities available in UK food and drink
Our stand had fun, educational and hands-on activities to get
young people thinking about the ways engineering is used to produce our food
There was also be the opportunity to speak to industry apprentices and
graduates about their experiences working in food and drink manufacturing.
some young people within the industry; careers case studies.
Our Chilli Baby also returned to our stand, see the 'Mad
What supporting companies say about taking part
Andrew Macpherson, Food & Beverage Industry Manager at Festo:
“Festo are pleased to support the Food & Drink Federation by bringing our
dancing DJ Robots to their stand at the Big Bang Fair. The FDF stand will be a
fantastic way to engage with young people, discuss some of the many exciting
do in engineering and hopefully inspire more young people to consider a future
career in the food and drink industry."
“The Big Bang event is a great opportunity for Mars UK to engage with budding
scientists, engineers, maths and tech enthusiasts and share our enthusiasm
how we put those skills into action every day at Mars."
"It's wonderful to see students getting inspiration for a future career in the
food industry and having the opportunity to talk to them about the range of
opportunities at Mars, from apprenticeships to graduate programmes, and how
here offer not only real responsibilities from Day One, but also the chance to
learn new skills and be challenged to develop throughout your career."
"We are excited to be part of this year's four day event to show students how
their passion for what they learn at school could be put to great practical use
in the near future!”
John Timmins, Chair of McCain's Apprenticeship Scheme Steering Group
“Through our own engineering apprenticeship scheme, McCain supports the FDF in
showing young people a range of exciting engineering opportunities in the food
and drink industry.”
Phil Greenhalgh, Managing Director UK, Mondelez International:
“Food manufacturing is evolving quickly, and we need young talent to help us
create innovative and exciting products like Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous
Smashables. Science, technology, engineering and maths skills are the backbone
of our manufacturing and research & development functions. Mondelez
delighted to be supporting the FDF's Taste Success stand at the Big Bang Fair
to help open the doors to the future talent pipeline to our business.”
For more information on opportunities at the Mondelez International visit Mondelez International careers website
Jason Billingham, Head of Discover United Biscuits:
"The Big Bang Fair is a great way to inspire the future generation of
scientists, engineers, innovators. We want to discover the next great biscuit
and industry expert and open their minds to the fantastic career available to
them within our industry."
Get involved with Taste Success
If you'd like further information about how to get involved with Taste Success – A Future in Food, then do please get in touch:
Tel: 020 7420 7140
Taste Success on Twitter: @FDFTasteSuccess.
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Last reviewed: 04 Apr 2016