If you like science, a career in food and drink might be for you!

15/05/2015 18:18:54

Ever wondered how Monster Munch feet are made, or how they make Cadbury’s chocolate so shiny and tasty?

These are just a couple of the fascinating things that schools from across the country learnt when they visited FDF’s Taste Success stand at the Big Bang UK Scientists and Engineers Fair 2015 this year.

Getting a taste of careers in food and drink at the four-day event, visitors were able to see a deliciously giant chocolate egg, test their taste buds by flavouring their own crisps, show off their maths skills and dance with a couple of DJ robots. Have a look at some of the photos from the FDF Taste Success stand on Flickr.

But how do all of these things relate to careers in food and drink?

Well, food engineering is all these things and more! From putting the bubbles in an Aero bar so it melts in your mouth, to figuring out what the right level of fizziness a bottle of Coca-Cola should be, food engineering is all around, and we’re looking for young people to be a part of the delicious journey.

With member companies Coca-Cola Enterprises, Premier Foods, McCain Foods, PepsiCo UK, Mondelez International and Mars UK, visitors to the stand were able to hear all about food engineering and the job options available from apprentices and graduates who are responsible for filling supermarket shelves with your favourite foods on a daily basis.

Like what you hear? Well, there are lots of different routes into food engineering, particularly by enrolling onto the UK’s first industry-supported MEng Food Engineering degree at Sheffield Hallam University, or taking up one of the many apprenticeship opportunities available at our companies.

If you didn’t manage to make it to the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, don’t worry! Taste Success will be appearing at regional events, including Big Bang South West in Exeter, Big Bang London and Big Bang North West in Liverpool and later in the year at Skills London. We hope to see you there!

To find out more about careers in food and drink or to be kept up to date with Taste Success events, email tastesuccess@fdf.org.uk.

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