Imaginative Teaching Resources & Inspirational Career Ideas from the Chilled Food Industry

We’ve been talking to students and graduates to get their work placement experiences. Their stories give a real flavour of life in chilled food manufacture. And they report that it’s tasting good! Food Science undergraduate Bethany Morris talks about her chilled placement at Samworth Brothers (video) and Fiona Briggs shares her experiences as a student placement with Greencore. Undergraduates Samantha Cole, Harnaak Purewal, Josh Stapleford, Rachael Stothard and Kirsten Webster talk about life with 2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG).

You can also hear from Food Science Graduates Karen Han, Leonard Barnes, Elliott and Lewis Chadley, and Rosie Wallace; Applied Biology Graduate Craig Darby and Business & Sport Graduate Leon Smith. Lizzie Goodman and Loretta Hood talk about life as Technical Graduates with Greencore. Danielle Hibbert shares her experience of working in Natures Way Foods. And ‘A’ Level student Christopher Aitcheson put his numbers skills to good use during his placement with 2SFG.

Click on the links below to find out more about each of the students and graduates experiences

  • Bethany Morris

    talks about her placement at Samworth Brothers (video)

  • Samantha Cole

    explains how her passion for food is developing into a career in chilled.

  • Harnaak Purewal

    is making the most of his opportunities.

  • Josh Stapleford

    explains how his ‘real world’ experience with 2SFG has turned into a real job.

  • Rachael Stothard

    explains how her work placement brought real job satisfaction.

  • Kirsten Webster

    has enjoyed the challenge of problem solving in a fast moving environment.

  • Karen Han

    enjoyed a work placement that developed her skills and widened her experience.

  • Leonard Barnes

    talks about life as a Food Science graduate.

  • Elliot Chadley

    talks about life with Greencore and the wealth of opportunities on offer.

  • Craig Darby

    enjoys the flexibility of his career options offered by his Applied Biology degree.

  • Leon Smith

    describes how a non-science degree has opened up a whole new world in food.

  • Loretta Hood

    talks about her steep learning curve with Greencore.

  • Christopher Aitcheson

    discovered a keen interest in statistics during his placement with 2SFG.

  • Lewis Chadley

    started working with Greencore in July 2016. He’s enjoying the variety chilled offers.

  • Rosie Wallace

    is learning, travelling and relishing the experiences in Natures Way Foods.

  • Danielle Hibbert

    followed a slightly different route into chilled to find her ideal job.

  • Lizzie Goodman

    is sampling the many opportunities open to her as a Technical Graduate.

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