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Career events

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.

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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.

Upcoming dates

Join the programme
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Agenda

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.

Past speakers

Ben Greensmith

Contributor

UK MD – Lord Chocolonely iii

Tony’s Chocolonely
Ben Greensmith

Gráinne Allen

Contributor

Director of Food & Innovation

McDonald’s UK & Ireland
Gráinne Allen

Andrew Griffiths

Contributor

Head of Value Chain Sustainability

Nestlé
Andrew Griffiths

Amaeze Madukah

Contributor

Nutritionist, Life’s Recipe; Co-founder

The Diverse Nutrition Association
Amaeze Madukah

Pierre Paslier

Contributor

Co-founder and Co-CEO

Notpla
Pierre Paslier

Carolyn Adams

Contributor

Global R&D Director

Jacobs Douwe Egberts
Carolyn Adams

Frankie Siew

Contributor

Innovation Packaging Manager

little freddie
Frankie Siew

Some brilliant universities attending

Graduate specialities

Food Policy

Future Food Sustainability

Food Systems and Management

Food Science and Technology

Dietetics

Nutrition

Baking Science

Horticulture & Food

Life and Health Sciences

Sport and Health Sciences

Technology and Innovation Management

Food Engineering

Get involved

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.