Food and Nutrition

Food and Nutrition graduates go on to a range of roles such as food processing/ manufacturing, product development, technology and marketing. 

Graduates from Food and Nutrition programmes will have achieved the following key learning points:

  • Understand the practical side of food processing, product development, quality management and applied nutrition in the food industry.
  • Develop key analytical and professional skills, as well as management and marketing expertise.
  • Gain practical experience with hands-on modules using industry-equivalent equipment.


You will have developed a wide range of skills through your study and any work experience.  The following sources will help you identify and present your skills to potential employers.

Food Sciences Skills Profile - as a Food Sciences student you should have gained the skills listed on the attached link.

Food Science: Your skills - gives a brief but effective summary of the strengths, attributes and skills that can be cultivated through food science and related programmes of study. It also encourages you to consider the skills developed through your other activities, such as paid work, volunteering, family responsibilities, sport, membership of societies and leadership roles.


Links to job descriptions and profiles of jobs which can be found in the in the sector can be found on Prospects website and the National Careers Service.  

Trade Shows

Foodex is usually held in March each year and incorporates Food and Drink Expo, Baking Industry Expo, The Food and Drink Logistics Show and other niche sector shows.  For more information about trade shows in your sector look at Biztrade

Professional Associations

These are a great way to find potential vacancies and current industry knowledge that will be useful for applications and interviews.  The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) is the leading independent qualifying body for food professionals in Europe and the only professional body in the UK concerned with all aspects of food science and technology. It has a student section and information about career pathways. 

For more specific careers information related to Public Health Nutrition, please click on the following link: Public Health Nutrition.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 14:46