Inspiring careers in food
We are pleased to announce the launch of a series of live events, focused on inspiring careers in the food industry. Tailored to meet the needs of students from universities across the UK, the events will take place in different regions and focus on inspiring career pathways available across the industry.
About the live event
Are you searching for a career with purpose? Have you considered a career in the food and nutrition industry and are not sure where to start? Introducing the Food Matters Live career event series where students can meet industry recruiters, join soft skills workshops and be a part of a live audience recording of the award-nominated Career Conversation podcast, featuring inspiring interviews with a diverse group of experts, from development chefs and flavourists to founders and researchers.
It will be a great opportunity for students from engineering, nutrition and food science fields to network with graduates and industry leaders and learn essential skills that will help shape their future.
There will be four main elements for the full-day event with a wide variety of experts and graduates from across the industry. Below is a selection of sessions on what to expect on the day.
Notable brands from previous Food Matters Live career events include Sainsbury’s, Kellogg’s, Compass Group, Coca-Cola, Quorn, Jamie Oliver, Nomad Foods and more.
Meet the recruiters
Hear from industry recruiters about what they’re looking for in new employees, the opportunities within their business for graduates and how applicants can make themselves stand out.
The Good Grad Guide
A series of panel discussions focusing on key insights and advice on finding the best routes to enter the food industry. Talks cover everything from CV writing to supercharging your networking and interviewing skills.
Career Conversations Podcast – live audience recording
Join host Elisa Roche for a live recording of her podcast with guests from across the industry, the surprisingly varied roles and how they got to where they are today.
Grad Scheme Panel
Hear from recent graduates in the early stages of developing their career in the food industry. What has been their experience of grad schemes? What have they learned along the way?
Some brilliant universities attending
Future Food Sustainability
Food Systems and Management
Food Science and Technology
Horticulture & Food
Life and Health Sciences
Sport and Health Sciences
Technology and Innovation Management
Are you a university with students looking to attend, or a company looking to join the speaker programme? Fill out the form below and a member of our team will get in touch.