Food technologist

Food technologist

Ensure food and drink products are of the right quality and safe to eat and drink

A food technologist is passionate about their industry and ensures all products are safe to eat, of consistent appearance, taste, and texture, and they take great pride in their work. There are many varied employment and career opportunities in the food science industry. You may work within a laboratory to ensure the safety and quality of food products; in development roles to improve existing products and launch new products; in factories working with teams to develop good manufacturing practices; and within the supply chain to develop good relationships with suppliers and customers. Food technologists may be employed by a grower, in a large or small food manufacturer, or by a retailer, and there may be an opportunity to travel extensively. You’ll develop a set of core skills and knowledge that will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in food and drink.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Maths, science and food technology

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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