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.
Our first event, 'Inspiring the future of food and nutriiton' on October 15th has already passed.
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.
- 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.
To find out more, and learn how to get involved, contact us