Discover your career in food and drink
Published March 2016
With a range of entry routes into food and drink, there's something for
Careers in food and drink cover a whole range of areas, including food science,
product development, marketing and communications, nutrition and wellbeing, HR,
packaging, research and design – with a particular demand for engineers. The
options are endless!
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Unlocking talent – The key to driving food and drink productivity
Published July 2016
The food and drink sector has a strong record on productivity growth,
outstripping overall UK productivity and many global competitors. The Food and
Federation (FDF) and National Skills Academy for Food and Drink, working
apetito, Butt Foods, Nestlé, Mars, Mondeléz International and Premier Foods,
have identified essential steps to maintaining the talent pipeline.
The key findings and business actions under the project, which forms part of
Sir Charlie Mayfield's Government Productivity Review, have been captured in a
report - 'Unlocking Talent – The Key to Driving Food and Drink
the Unlocking talent: The key to driving food and drink
productivity - pdf | 1.5Mb
Growth through Exports
Published April 2016
Five steps to food and drink export success
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Published March 2015
UK food and drink export statistics for 2014
View: Exports snapshot 2014
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10 Steps to Export Success - A reference guide for food and drink businesses
Published September 2014 - first version published September 2013
FDF in collaboration with Defra have created this free online resource to help
food and drink manufacturers with every step in their exporting journey.
View the 10 Steps to Export Success
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Ingredients for Success
Published June 2014
Food and drink manufacturing is
a great British success story.
With the right
partnership with Government we can
build on our success to continue to
improve our efficiency, productivity and
overall contribution to the economy.
Download the Ingredients for Success - Agenda - pdf
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Delivering Sustainable Growth Through Innovation
Published December 2013
In this report FDF sets out its vision for an innovative, resilient,
resource-efficient and safe food and drink manufacturing supply chain that
affordable, nutritious and safe food for 21st century populations. The vision
ten long term priority areas for innovation
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Celebrating Our People
Published: July 2013
Looking back on 100 years of FDF and the progress that food and drink
manufacturers have made throughout the last century we are taking the
opportunity to celebrate the most vital ingredient in our recipe for success.
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Take a closer look at food engineering
Published June 2013
The MEng food engineering degree course provides students with everything
they need to secure a coveted graduate role with UK's leading food and drinks
Download the student campaign brochure - pdf | 248kb
Download the student campaign poster - pdf | 344kb
20/20 Vision for Growth: Achievements 2012
Published: December 2012
FDF's shared vision for the UK food and drink industry is to deliver sustainable
growth of 20% by 2020. This leaflet outlines the achievements of the last
View the 2012 Achievements: 20/20 Vision for Growth.
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Delivering growth through Apprenticeships
Published: December 2012
Throughout 2012, FDF has been
working to help companies understand the benefits that apprenticeships can
bring through the Apprenticeship pledge. This booklet reflects the progress that has been made.
View the Delivering growth through Apprenticeships.
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UK Export Statistics - first half 2012
Published: September 2012
The export of food and non-alcoholic drink in the first half of 2012 grew by
2.2% to £5.9bn. Growth was much stronger in non-EU markets (up 7.2%) versus the
27 (up 0.7%).
View the UK Export statistics and case studies.
Download full report: UK export statistics - first half 2012 - pdf | 200kb
Delivering sustainable growth through exports
Published: April 2012
Food and drink exports are one of the key drivers of growth for our industry.
markets growing more steadily, manufacturing companies have been working hard
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Sustainable Growth in the Food and Drink Manufacturing Industry
A Grant Thornton report commissioned by Food and Drink Federation.
Published December 2011
This report concludes that the food and soft drink manufacturing industry (FDM)
can generate sustainable growth and contribute to the UK economic recovery by
building on its strengths and minimising its weaknesses. However, the industry
will only be able to achieve this if it operates in a supportive regulatory
environment which incentivises business investment and nurtures British food
View the Sustainable Growth report
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UK Export Statistics 2011
Published: October 2011
UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports increased to £12.15bn exceeding both the
£11bn and £12bn thresholds for the first time by growing £1.24bn in value terms
over the period.
View the full year of UK Export statistics and case studies.
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UK Export Statistics 2010
Published: October 2010
UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew a healthy 11.4% in 2010 to £10.83bn
breaking the £10bn barrier for the first time.
View the full year of UK Export statistics 2010 and case studies.
Download full report: UK export statistics 2010 - pdf | 200kb
Future Scenarios for the UK Food & Drink Industry
Published: September 2010
This report provides a set of possible scenarios for the future of the food and
drink industry in the UK in 2025. The report is commissioned by the FDF and
written based on work carried out by the Institute for Manufacturing,
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Value of Food & Drink Manufacturing to UK
Published: July 2010
This report provides a summary of the impact of food and drink manufacturers on
the UK economy. The report is commissioned by the FDF from the Institute for
Manufacturing (IfM) to clarify what the impacts of the industry were and to
understand what could be done to improve the economic and social impacts of the
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Support a British success story - Manifesto
Published: April 2010
As the main trade association for the UK's food and drink manufacturers, we
believe the facts speak for themselves: FDF members play a vital role in
underpinning the economy through our ongoing efforts to create jobs, add value
Download full report: Support a British success story:
Manifesto 2010 - pdf | 864kb
Working for the UK: Our contribution to the economy
Published: December 2007
This report studies the UK food and drink
manufacturing sector with the aim of examining its
importance to the UK economy, identifying important
trends over the next five years and the industry's
capacity to respond to them, and highlighting
constraints that need to be addressed by the industry
and the Government.
The report is based on a review
of recent literature and statistics relating to the sector
and interviews with senior food industry executives.
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