There are many exciting reasons to work in food and drink. For a start, there's a huge choice of career paths.

This resource has been developed to help educators and career influencers better understand the wealth of career opportunities in the food and drink industry. The language used provides positive and consistent messages to use when talking to potential recruits.

Thanks to: The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership, Skills Development Scotland, Lantra Scotland, the National Skills Academy Food and Drink and the Scottish Government.

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Why work in the Scottish food and drink industry: Supporting statistics

These statistics show that food and drink is a vital part of the Scottish economy and that it offers a variety of careers in many sectors, in local communities across Scotland.

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Key messages to use when talking about careers in the Scottish food and drink industry

There are many exciting reasons to work in food and drink. This document provides key messages to use when talking to potential recruits.

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Questions and answers about working in Scotland’s food and drink industry

Answers to some of the common questions about what working in the Scottish food and drink industry is really like.

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Agri-food and drink qualification/career route map

There are many qualifications that provide access to careers and support progression opportunities in the food and drink industry. The route map outlines the range and level of qualifications available.

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Career success stories from Scotland’s food and drink industry

These case studies highlight the variety of rewarding career opportunities available across the Scottish food and drink industry.

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Farming and food supply careers map

This map shows the variety of career opportunities in farming and food supply.

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Apprenticeship Employer Surveys 2020

Stats from Skills Development Scotland surveys show the benefits that apprenticeships bring to businesses.

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Tasty Careers in food and drink careers map

This map shows some of the fantastic career path opportunities in food and drink.

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Careers resources

Educators and career influencers can use these resources when talking to students about career opportunities. Many of these resources can be used as teaching aids and lesson plans can be built around them.

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Becoming a Food and Drink Ambassador

Our ambassadors inspire young people to consider a career in food and drink. If you work in food and drink and would like to help motivate the next generation of recruits into the industry you can sign up as a food and drink ambassador.