Taste success at Big Bang Fair

07/03/2016 13:20:20

'Taste Success – A Future in Food' is the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) industry-led Award winning campaign to attract new talent to UK food and drink manufacturing. Visiting Birmingham’s Big Bang Fair 16th-19th March for the fifth year in a row, some of the industry’s biggest names will be showcasing their career opportunities and inviting various apprentices to share their experiences with engineers and scientists of tomorrow.

This year FDF will be joined by Mars UK, PepsiCo UK, McCain Foods, Mondelez International, United Biscuits, Festo, Omron and Siemens. See what some of their fantastic employees have to say about why they love working in the food and drink sector:

Mondelez International

Lewis Thorpe is in the fourth year of his Advanced Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship at Mondelēz International in Sheffield. 

“Mondelez International is a huge company – it’s great to be part of such a big network, to have so many people to learn from, to be able to do work on such great brands, and to be involved in helping to create exciting new brands in the future.” 

McCain Foods

Sam Elliot is in his fourth year as a McCain Engineering Apprentice at the company’s plant in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

“As an engineering apprentice, I help to look after and maintain the machinery in the McCain factory. It’s an exciting environment and every day is different. When I’m on-site I help out on all sorts of tasks like mechanical and electrical maintenance and welding – I’m always doing something new.”

PepsiCo UK 

Georgia Mission is a Nutrition Sciences Placement Student at PepsiCo. 

“My advice to those considering a career in food and drink would be to take a year in industry. It is a great opportunity to develop your employability, but also to find out what your interests are.” 

Mars UK

Ryan Braddon is a Lean Coach in the Supply Chain Leadership Team at Mars. 

“During my career I have been able to work with some great people and enjoy some fantastic opportunities. Throughout all of these experiences I have been able to use and rely on the fundamentals that I learnt during my years as an apprentice.” 

United Biscuits 

22-year-old Mansi Verma is an Ingredients Technologist at United Biscuits in High Wycombe.

“The food industry is a great place to make a career. It’s very supportive and friendly. As long as you’re always ready to find out ‘why?’ then there’s a role for you. From all the work experience I’ve done I can definitely say that the food and drink industry has a balanced mix of men and women and jobs are given on what you can do rather than just who you are.” 

All of these great companies look forward to meeting you at the Big Bang Fair. Come and visit us on FDF Taste Success Stand number 119 – there are prizes to be won! 

For more information about careers in food and drink, visit:

 Twitter: @TasteSuccess

Facebook: Search ‘Taste Success’

Interested in visiting a factory and experiencing the behind-the-scenes world of food and drink?

Email info@tastesuccess.co.uk


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