Careers available in food and drink

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The food and drink industry is full of flavour and just bursting with opportunities for people like you who are looking for a career that is well paid, rewarding, interesting, diverse and exciting. So while you're considering what career choices are available, take a moment to consider where a job in this fantastic sector might take you.

How do I get a job in food and drink manufacturing?

Food and drink manufacturers tend to be based across the country, so bear in mind that you may not necessarily find a job on your doorstep. However, larger companies tend to have sites across the country, with headquarters in cities and large towns with good transport access. Due to their size and the need to be able to distribute products across the country effectively, production sites are often based in more rural locations.

Recruitment agencies commonly handle vacancies. Useful for sourcing contacts for speculative applications are directories such as The Grocer Directory of Manufacturers & Suppliers.

Look for job vacancies at:

• Foodmanjobs • Food Industry Careers • Grocer Jobs • New Scientist Jobs • Yourfoodjob.com • Careers service websites and vacancy lists • National and local press

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Last reviewed: 18 Mar 2016