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Career events

Inspiring careers in food

Join us for a series of live events in 2023 focussed on inspiring careers in the food and drinks industry.

careers and courses
carers and courses

About the live event

Are you searching for a career with purpose? Have you considered a career in the food and drink industry and are not sure where to start? Introducing the Food Matters Live career event series where you can meet industry employers, join soft skills workshops and be a part of a live audience recording of the award-nominated Career Conversation podcast, featuring a diverse group of experts – from new product developers and nutritionists to founders and researchers.

This free event is a great opportunity to network with employers and industry leaders, and learn essential skills that will help shape your future.

Get in touch today to learn more or register to book your spot at the next event.

Upcoming dates

Join the programme
of industry recruiter talks

What to expect

There will be three 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, Huel, Diageo, JDE Peets, Kepak, Greene King, Quorn, Jamie Oliver, Nomad Foods and more.

Meet the Employers

Hear from industry recruiters about what they’re looking for in new employees, the career opportunities within their business and what makes an applicant stand out.

Inspiring People theatre

A series of live podcast recordings and expert panel debates featuring industry leaders from the nutrition, food science and sustainability world.

The Hub

Open throughout the day, visit The Hub to meet directly with employers, explore product innovations and network with other graduates and students.

Meet the speakers involved

Jade Phillips

Contributor

External Technology and Science Specialist

JDE Peet’s
Jade Phillips

David Lloyd

Contributor

Senior R&D Manager

Huel
David Lloyd

Jamie Keeble

Contributor

Co-Founder and Head of Sales

Heck
Jamie Keeble

Manisha Kotecha

Contributor

Product Developer

Waitrose & Partners
Manisha Kotecha

Cian Short

Contributor

Early Careers Manager

Kepak
Cian Short

Laura Willoughby MBE

Contributor

Co-Founder

Club Soda
Laura Willoughby MBE

Max Jamilly

Contributor

Co-Founder

Hoxton Farms
Max Jamilly

Pierluigi Bellini

Contributor

Head of Wellbeing

University of Roehampton
Pierluigi Bellini

Vicky Ransley

Contributor

Careers Consultant Team Leader

University of Surrey
Vicky Ransley

Jessica Harris

Contributor

Chief Bandit & Founder

Hungry Little Bandits
Jessica Harris

Sophie Medlin

Contributor

Consultant Dietitian

CityDietitians
Sophie Medlin

Shiada Drysdale

Contributor

Manager – IFS Food & Beverage – Beverage Lead

Virgin Atlantic
Shiada Drysdale

Sandra Kelly

Contributor

Skills Director

UKHospitality
Sandra Kelly

Suzy Campbell

Contributor

Talent Acquisition Partner

Premier Foods
Suzy Campbell

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.