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Positive signs for graduate recruitment in UK's food sector
Friday, 23 October 2009
Food and drink
Thousands of graduate jobs are being created in the UK's food production sector as it seeks to replace its ageing workforce.
This is according to Jack Matthews of Improve, the food and drink sector's skills council, who told the Daily Mirror that employers in the industry are "crying out for ambitious recruits".
"The food and drink industry has shown it is resilient to the recession as people will always need to eat, so there are plenty of career paths offering great opportunities for progression," he explained.
According to the newspaper, there are more than 10,000 food production jobs available at any one time, with a number of varied and specialised vacancies that need filling.
There are opportunities to specialise in a particular skill, meaning that the opportunities for graduate recruitment are numerous.
Jobs range from those in manufacturing, food production and product development to food technology, purchasing and sales and marketing.
Opportunities also exist in smaller firms, which often concentrate on the development of specialist products.