The career opportunities in food and drink are probably wider than you think. In fact, whatever your stage in education or life post-education, there is almost certainly a career for you.

There are jobs outdoors or in a lab. There are green jobs, jobs involving travel, careers for engineers and opportunities for entrepreneurs. And jobs in digital, AI, food technology, marketing and more.

You’ll also find good opportunities for training and career progression, options for family-friendly hours, and jobs all over Scotland – from city centres to remote islands.

Really, we have it all!

Where to get more info

  • There’s a great introduction to food and drink careers at My World of Work. It shows you the breadth of options, whether you’re still at school, studying at college or university, or have already graduated.
  • You can also use our interactive Tasty Careers map to get career ideas – from engineering to finance to product development to sales – all with good training and promotion prospects.

 

  • Modern Apprenticeships: Becoming a Modern Apprentice allows you to learn while you earn. You can gain core transferrable skills as well as specialist technical skills.
  • Foundation Apprenticeships: As a Foundation Apprentice, you could get work experience and a great CV while still at school, and still keep your options open in terms of work, college or uni.

Foundation Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Technologies

Take a look at what young people studying for the Foundation Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Technologies really think about the course and the opportunities it provides for career progression.

A Foundation Apprenticeship provides young people with a nationally recognised qualification, real work experience AND the opportunity to find out what careers are available in the Scottish food and drink industry.

For employers, offering a young person work experience to achieve the Foundation Apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to engage with your future workforce.

Find out more about the Foundation Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Technologies (1 min)
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Find out from those who’ve done it

Our food and drink careers case studies show the variety of jobs in food and drink, and the many different routes into the sector.

Technical & Procurement Manager, Agrico UK

Case Study: Gavin Prentice

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Founder, Genius Foods Ltd

Case study: Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

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Inside Scottish food and drink – career films

Tune in for a behind the scenes look at what its really like to work in food and drink, the skills food and drink businesses need, and why those working in the industry would recommend it to others.

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Careers case studies