Inspiring the future of food and nutrition, 15 October 2020

Future-proofing sustainable new product deveopment, 24 November 2020

Empowering tomorrow's packaging designers, 25 November 2020

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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’ Virtual Event is here to help facilitate that.

Inspiring the future of food and nutrition

October 15, 2020

On 15 October 2020, join industry leaders from across the food, drink, and nutrition sector for 1-2-1 virtual meetings that could potentially help you land your dream job! 

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Future-proofing sustainable new product development

November 24, 2020

On 24 November 2020, we will be running a virtual careers event focussing on new product development. If NPD is an area you see yourself working in after graduation, this event is for you!

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Empowering tomorrow’s sustainable packaging designers

November 25, 2020

Our virtual event on 25 November 2020 will focus on careers in sustainable packaging design, offering insights into where a career in this field can lead to and current opportunities.

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Join the community to gain access to all three events

Join the Food Matters Careers community for 12 months and gain access to three virtual Food Matters Careers events, plus bespoke content and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Industry - £750 + VAT (individual pass), £3,250 (company pass, 5 users)

Academia - £650 + VAT (individual pass), £2,750 (company pass, 5 users)

Students and recent graduates (students who graduated after January 2019) - free registration on the portal, £20 + VAT/ virtual event

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Non-member fee

Available to non-members from industry and academia, if you'd like to purchase a ticket for one of our Food Matters Careers virtual events (£400+VAT/ virtual event), please contact:


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.

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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