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Are you looking for a job role within the food and drink manufacturing industry?

You can find information about roles in the industry below as well as find job vacancies at businesses that have been supported by the FEAST2 project in D2N2 (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire)

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Useful information about careers in the food and drink manufacturing industry

Tasty Careers

The Tasty Careers website was developed by the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink to inform students, teachers and parents about the career opportunities with the food and drink manufacturing industry. It provides excellent examples of industry job descriptions, an interactive careers map and an Apprenticeship Zone. It also provides information on funded Kickstarter opportunities as well as a jobs board that includes roles under household brands.

Tel: 0330 174 1253 | Email:

Food Matters Live

The Food Matters Careers initiative, which brings together with students, academia, and the sector for one-to-one meetings, job vacancies, roundtables, live events and webinars.  Registration to the platform is free for students.  Members, sector employers, and academia are encouraged to get involved to support the development of the next generation of food professionals.

Tel: 0203 848 9450 | Email:

Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)

The IFST is the UK’s leading professional body for those involved in all aspects of food science and technology and is an internationally respected independent membership body that supports food professionals.

Tel: 0207 603 6316 | Email:

Nottingham University

Following the publication of the Wakeham Review in May 2016, the ability of higher education institutions to produce employable graduates for the agri-food sector has been brought into focus. The report highlighted that higher education institutions and businesses need to ensure graduates entering work have the right skills for the future. Responding to the challenge, Emma Weston, Associate Professor, Division of Food Sciences, University of Nottingham initiated a research project to explore what makes a ‘great graduate for the food industry’ and how educational providers can optimise the curricula to facilitate this.

The Food and Drink Training and Education Council (ftc)

The ftc is a one-stop shop for information about food apprenticeships and training, food qualifications and training providers. The organisation can connect employers with registered training providers, provide an end-to-end apprenticeship service and organise tailored food training programmes.

D2N2 Job Centres

Here you can find your local job centre offices, search for jobs and support in and around Nottingham.

Nottingham Job Centre Plus

Tel: 0845 604 3719

Derby Job Centre Plus

Tel: 0800 169 0190

Futures Nottingham

Tel: 0800 085 8520 | Email:

Nottingham Jobs

Tel:  0800 085 8520 | Email:

Derbyshire County Council

Tel: 01629 535118 (option 1) | Email:

Other Resources

Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for 16- to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.

The funding covers:

  • 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months
  • associated employer National Insurance contributions
  • minimum automatic enrolment pension contributions

Employers can spread the job start dates up until 31 March 2022. You’ll get funding for 6 months once the young person has started their job.

Further funding is available for training and support so that young people on the scheme can get a job in the future.


National Apprenticeship Service - GOV.UK

Tel: 0800 015 0400 | Email:

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