My Food Job is The Grocer’s online series profiling young people aged 25 and under in the UK food & drink industry. We want to shine a light on the fantastic talent coming through the ranks – and inspire others to consider a career in this exciting industry. Want to put yourself or a colleague forward? Please contact our online content assistant Maddie Maynard

Lowrie Pudology

My food & drink job: Lowri Allen, account executive, Pudology

After applying for jobs during her exams, Lowri landed her role at Pudology and a first-class degree on the same day

katie lloyd Nestle York apprentice

My food & drink job: Katie Lloyd, application group specialist, Nestlé

As well as making chocolate, Katie uses her experience to promote apprenticeships at Nestlé and beyond

tom tickner molson coors

My food & drink job: Tom Tickner, line lead, Molson Coors

Tom loves the feeling of pride involved in producing some of the nation’s most loved drinks

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My food & drink job: Max Coleman, account manager, Wheyhey

Life at Wheyhey is made ‘a little bit wacky’ by Max, who followed in his dad’s footsteps to pursue a career in food

Patrick wilk

My food & drink Job: Patrick Wilk, graduate liquid developer, Quintessential Brands

Patrick tells us what life is like behind the scenes of the fast-paced spirits industry

Silvija Pukenaite square root

My food & drink job: Silvija Pukenaite, customer experience officer, Square Root

Silvija tells us how she landed her role at the soft drinks company by squeezing lemons

Cameron Rigg co-op

My food & drink job: Cameron Rigg, product developer, Co-op Food

An inspiring food technology teacher led Cameron to a career in grocery

Alex Dickens grenade

My food & drink job: Alex Dickens, creative lead, Grenade

Alex tells us how his design role at Grenade allows him to unleash his creativity

James Bell - Edit

My food & drink job: James Bell, manufacturing apprentice, Weetabix

Apprentice James explains how he helps keep the Weetabix production line running smoothly 

Alice Crawshaw booths

My food & drink job: Alice Crawshaw, chilled food buyer, Booths

Alice tells us what it takes to keep suppliers and customers happy in her role as a buyer

Daniel Lamsdale

My food & drink job: Daniel Lamsdale, assistant manager, Spar Battlefield

What does it take to keep a store running smoothly? Daniel tells us how he does it

Tash Ruparelia dr wills

My food & drink job: Tash Ruparelia, community & brand manager, Dr Will’s

Tash tells us how buying a bottle of Dr Will’s ketchup led to a full-time job at the brand

danielle scott mars wrigley

My food & drink job: Danielle Scott, engineering apprentice, Mars Wrigley

Danielle talks us through life as an apprentice and what the future holds for her at Mars Wrigley

Caroline Watt

My food & drink job: Caroline Watt, brand manager, Pernod Ricard UK

Caroline talks us through life at the alcoholic drinks giant, where she started on its Bright Futures programme

Betsy Saunders spar

My food & drink job: Betsy May Saunders, digital marketing coordinator, Appleby Westward

Betsy May talks about the importance of office culture and the perks of a staff shop

Katie sams

My food & drink job: Katie Sams, client liaison manager, Product Chain

Katie first became interested in the supply chain when working at Tesco. Now she helps brands get their products on shelves


My food & drink job: Rupert Avery, senior market manager, Kerb

Rupert tells us what it’s like to work with – and taste – some of the best street food talent in London

Ben Theobald

My food & drink job: Ben Theobald, Chupa Chups product manager, Perfetti Van Melle

Ben talks us through his current role and his dreams for a zero-waste ‘retail empire’

jayne loughlin edrington beam suntory

My food & drink job: Jayne Loughlin, category development graduate, Edrington-Beam Suntory

Jayne tells us about her role at EBS, the benefits of graduate schemes – and her favourite cocktail

regan howard nisa

My food & drink job: Regan Howard, campaign & media partnerships manager, Nisa

Regan moved into a marketing role at Nisa after starting her career in local radio



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