Imaginative Teaching Resources & Inspirational Career Ideas from the Chilled Food Industry
If you are fascinated by food and are inspired by the science behind the sandwich then a career in the chilled food sector could be for you. And the course you choose will set you on the right path.
There are a range of degree and non-degree courses available.
Diet, health, safety, manufacturing, production and global sustainability issues are all encompassed within this hugely diverse area. A food science-based degree is sought after by many employers and is available at a number of universities:
Most universities run combined degrees and there are many to choose from depending on your
preferred area; Food Science and Microbiology, Nutrition, Business, Technology and so on.
Most degree courses are 3 years or 4 with a year’s placement.
Typically the main means of assessment is by exam.
Most universities require at least two science subjects at A Level.
You can find out more here. Chilled prepared food is a growing sector with a wide variety of food-based jobs. Graduates are highly sought after for management, laboratory, academic, research and boardroom posts. If you have a biological science or forensics degree think about a chilled career!
For example, the University of Surrey claims to place more than 85% of their graduates into graduate level jobs.
Non-Degree Food Science Courses
Non-degree courses also offer a route into the chilled food industry and relevant subjects are available at a variety of UK universities and colleges. Click on them to find out more: