Food manufacturing alone will need 140,000 recruits by 2024, according to research by Food and Drink Federation, it’s clear that in order to tackle the looming food industry skills shortage that academia, industry, and potential recruits need a forum to form new and valuable connections. The Food Matters Careers’ events, workshops and masterclasses are here to help facilitate that.

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Our Past Events...

Inclusion & Diversity in the Workplace

10th May 2021

Future-proofing nutritious, sustainable product development

24th March 2021 

Nutrition & Science: creating the future of food

25th February 2021

Nutrition and the power of communication

28th January 2021

Masterclass: Working together, fostering an inclusive workplace.

20th January 2021


Empowering tomorrow’s sustainable packaging designers

25th November 2020

Future-proofing sustainable new product development

24th November 2020

Inspiring the future of food and nutrition

15th October 2020


Event Testimonials

Our first ever event, 'Inspiring the future of food and nutriiton' on October 15th 2020:

Hear some of our students feedback:

" A really insightful day full of inspiring and eye-opening conversations. I have learnt so much about the future of careers in the food industry as well as the importance of the industry itself." Nuna, MSc Nutrition student.

"The food matters careers event was such an amazing introduction into the world of the food industry. As a current job seeker with a keen interest in the industry, it was invaluable to hear first hand experience and advice from some of the current industry leaders. We covered values that are important for a successful career in the industry, including necessary personality competencies and the importance of equality and sustainability! I would highly recommend the event as a first step to anybody thinking of seeking a career within the industry." Lauren, soon to be graduate ANutr.

Event Elements

- Tackling the food industry skills shortage head on

Live panel debates and Q&A focus on why the food industry is facing a looming skills shortage. Discover how the industry and academia are working to change perception and learn from industry leaders practical ways that they are using to attract new talent to a vibrant career in food and nutrition.

- Discover new career paths

Hear how speakers began their journey’s in their own careers and discover new paths you can take in your career development. Sessions will focus on the wide variety of roles available for jobseekers, and how they can forge their own path towards a similar role in the industry. These case-study focused sessions share personal experience, giving attendees an unparalleled look into the possibilities that await them on their own career trajectory.

- Meet your future placement, work experience and apprentice candidates

Make use of our unique networking platform connecting industry to future talent. Our budding candidates have a background and passion for the food industry and are eager to learn.

- 1-2-1 networking opportunities

A unique chance to connect industry, academia and jobseekers in valuable 1-2-1 networking sessions. These sessions offer attendees the perfect chance to forge new relationships that will help reduce the skills shortage facing industry, and create a robust food and nutrition sector building a better food future.

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