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The food and drink sector makes up 16% of the UK’s total manufacturing industry, employing over 400,000 people with a further 1.2 million people being employed in food related services; it is therefore the UK’s largest manufacturing sector.

By 2017, the industry requires 137,000 new recruits, one third of which will be for managerial and professional occupations. This is due to 30% of the current workforce heading into retirement or leaving the industry.

Consumers more than ever are concerned with the production of safe and high quality food and the industry is keen to recruit qualified food scientists and technologists to help build the skills of its current UK workforce. By doing so it will allow the UK to fill a skills gap and allow the industry to compete not only on a national level but also on a global scale.

The food industry is an exciting industry, one that will always be required to support the day to day lives of each individual. The potential for success in this industry is high.

Studying food technology can open the doors to a multitude of careers, reflecting the diverse nature of the food industry. Career opportunities include roles in areas such as distribution, research, production, processing, marketing, catering, finance and much more.

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