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

freya barratt lanique

My food & drink job: Freya Barratt, brand & marketing executive, Lanique

Freya tells us how she is playing a part in the ‘exciting legacy’ of Lanique

may bullock lucy's dressings

My food & drink job: May Bullock, operations & export, Lucy’s Dressings

May’s varied role can see her visiting the Chambers of Commerce or developing products in a hairnet and wellies

Alana Lim five points brewing co

My food & drink job: Alana Lim, brewery assistant, The Five Points Brewing Company

A job at a taproom in New Zealand started Alana on her journey in brewing 

lizzy coleman g's fresh

My food & drink job: Lizzy Coleman, graduate management trainee, G’s Fresh

Lizzy got to live in Spain during one of the four diverse placements on her scheme

jordan palmer and matt mahatme lixir drinks

My food & drink job: Jordan Palmer and Matt Mahatme, co-founders, Lixir Drinks

Former bartenders Jordan and Matt set up their mixer business following a successful crowdfunding campaign 

James Anderson

My food & drink job: James Anderson, junior sales executive, Tony’s Chocolonely

James is helping to end slavery in the cocoa industry though his work at confectionery brand Tony’s

Charlie bowker native snacks

My food & drink job: Charlie Bowker, co-founder, Native Snacks

After three years working in financial PR, Charlie quit his job to start his own brand with business partner Darcy

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



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