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Why work in food

careers and courses
carers and courses

From the biggest and most important industry in the world, comes an invitation to today’s talent: to join it, and make a real difference.

Why? Well, because there are fewer bigger issues in our time. Our food system is at the centre of many global problems, from poverty to environmental degradation and climate change. So the increase in food production we need to feed a growing global population sustainably can only be based on new ideas, innovation, and technology. And that means attracting people with passion, creativity, and the drive to make change happen.

And let’s not forget that food is like no other industry. Of course food is an essential part of our daily lives, but it’s also about pleasure and enjoyment, family and friends, culture and identity. It’s part of who we are.

All in all, that sounds pretty meaningful doesn’t it?

And that’s why here at Food Matters Live, we champion the innovators stimulating change, and highlight the people who are inspiring the future of food.

And it’s why we have compiled this section, where you will find lots of information to help understand what exciting careers are possible in the food industry and how they can be approached. There’s guidance on the educational and career pathways (there are more than you think), what and where to studylanding your first job, becoming a food entrepreneur, and where to go to find out more information.

We hope you will find it helpful, and your journey includes finding a rewarding career in this dynamic and important industry.