My Food Job is The Grocer’s new 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

My Food Job

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My food & drink job: Rory Warnock, head of out of home and wholesale, BEPPS

A big misconception is that accounts are easy to win, says Rory. It’s all about proving why there is a demand for your product.

ben allchurch indie bay

My food & drink job: Ben Allchurch, sales manager, Indie Bay

Ben’s advice for getting into the food & drink industry? Hustle!

tom jordan jubel

My food & drink job: Tom Jordan, co-founder, Jubel

Tom’s move into the food & drink industry was an unconventional one. He talks us through quitting a city job to start a business from scratch

will cabedo brave

My food & drink job: Will Cabedo, sales executive, Brave

Will expains how getting out and about – and trading snacks – are the highlights of his role

abi nicholson rich products

My food & drink job: Abigail Nicholson, category marketing manager, Rich Products

Abigail tells us how her experience on a graduate scheme has proved invaluable to her role

toby fleming the curators

My food & drink job: Toby Fleming, sales executive, The Curators

Small start-ups are always looking for help, says Toby, so it’s worth taking a chance and sending some emails

orla weir ugly drinks

My food & drink job: Orla Weir, UK Brand & E-Commerce Manager, Ugly Drinks

Orla explains why you need to be driven, resilient and ambitious when working for a startup like Ugly

Kelsey McKechnie the balvenie apprentice malt master

My food & drink job: Kelsey McKechnie, The Balvenie apprentice malt master

Kelsey talks us through the passion and excitement involved in working for a family-owned company

calum walker vit hit

My food job: Calum Walker, commercial manager, VIT HIT

Calum believes being resilient and educating yourself on the industry are key to success in food & drink

geetika obhrai nix & kix

My food & drink job: Geetika Obhrai, sales and operations executive, Nix & Kix

Geetika tells us why showing your personality and asking questions will help you to land the right role

catherine burrows gousto

My food & drink job: Catherine Burrows, data scientist, Gousto

Catherine explains how people with different skills and backgrounds can find a role to suit them in the industry

Jack Flower_Tenzing

My food & drink job: Jack Flower, national account manager, Tenzing

Networking is key if you want to build your career in food & drink, says Jack

Chris Eyitayo of Young Foodies

My food & drink job: Chris Eyitayo, Young Foodies

Chris explains why you need to be ready to tap into your inner entrepreneur if you want to make it in the competitive world of food startups

Anna Maitland, KIND Snacks

My food & drink job: Anna Maitland, national account manager, KIND Snacks

Don’t shy away from field sales, says Anna. It gives you a really good grounding and understanding of how fmcg works

Lizzie Staiano, Real Handful

My food & drink job: Lizzie Staiano, marketing manager, Real Handful

Buying the likes of Innocent and Oatly introduced me to this weird idea that brands can talk and have something worthwhile and often funny to say, says Lizzie

Rose Finney_Hippeas

My food & drink job: Rose Finney, wholesale account manager, Hippeas

Working for a startup means you’re thrust into the unknown - but that’s what makes it so exciting, says Rose

Grace loves working for an organisation that helps connect consumers with producers

My food & drink job: Grace Niblock, buying admin assistant, Farmdrop

Grace talks about why she loves working for an organisation that helps connect consumers with producers

Craig Chambers, Rock Rose Gin

My food & drink job: Craig Chambers, tour guide & general helper, Rock Rose Gin

Craig’s interest in the drinks industry was sparked by the craft beer boom, which led to a discovery (and love of) craft spirits

Anna Frost, operations manager at Doisy and Dam

My food & drink job: Anna Frost, operations manager, Doisy & Dam

As operations manager of a fast-growing startup, Anna is required to keep lots of plates spinning at the same time.

Hugh Duffle of Sandows

My food & drink job: Hugh Duffie, co-founder, Sandows

Developing products that drive positive change is part of what makes a career in food & drink so rewarding, says Hugh

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