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Working in the Food and Drink Industry

Key messages about working in the food and drink industry in Scotland: A practical guide

There are many exciting reasons to work in food and drink. For a start, there’s a huge choice of career paths.

There are opportunities to work locally and across the globe. There are jobs available straight from school, college or uni, or openings for those who want a career change. Careers include working outdoors, being part of  a team or building a business empire.

Working in food and drink means being part of something great! That’s because when it comes to food and drink, Scotland cooks up a feast. Food and drink is one of Scotland’s best-performing sectors and we export our whisky, seafood, meat, baking and other produce to over 105 countries. We’re also doing world-class work around food and drink ideas and innovation, and new trends, how we manage the environment, health and wellbeing, and convenience.

We need people who promote careers to understand the great careers and opportunities on offer in our sector.

We have developed these resources to help career influencers understand the size and scale of the agri-food industry, the careers available, and the skills required. These materials will support you to promote the industry positively and consistently to potential recruits.

With thanks to:

  • The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Lantra Scotland
  • The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink
  • The Scottish Government

Working in the Food and Drink Industry in Scotland: Resources

Below you'll find a wealth of resources to help educate and inform yourself about the opportunities available within the food and drink industry in Scotland. Be sure to keep scrolling down to find all of the information!

 

Why Work in the Scottish Food and Drink Industry?

Career Success Stories from Scotland's Food and Drink Industry

Further Resources

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Tasty Careers in Food & Drink

Do you fancy a career within the food & drink manufacturing sector? Check out some of the fantastic career path opportunties with our careers map!

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Career Success Stories from Scotland’s Food and Drink Industry

These case studies highlight the variety of rewarding career opportunities available across the Scottish food and drink industry.

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Growing Careers in Farming and Food Supply

Does a career in agriculture or land-engineering appeal to you? Discover some of the myriad career paths available to you with our careers map.

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Agri-Food & Drink Qualification / Career Route Map

There are many qualifications that provide access to careers and support progression opportunities in the food and drink industry. This route map outlines the range and level of qualifications available.

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Key Messages about Working in the Food and Drink Industry in Scotland

Check out the facts, figures and statistics which help to demonstrate why you should consider a career in the food and drink sector.

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Questions and Answers about Working in Scotland's Food and Drink Industry

Do you have questions? Read through some of the most common questions about working in the industry, discover the answers and learn where you can find out more.

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Why Work in the Scottish Food and Drink Industry?

There are many exciting reasons to work in food and drink, discover a few of them here.

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