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
Alongside his role at Taylors, lifelong food lover Jamie is training to become a coffee Q Grader
Evie gives an insight into life at Livia’s, where candidates bring cake to their interview
Keen actor Lydia explains how a job at Covent Garden’s 26 Grains sparked her interest in food
Former General Mills receptionist Lucy tells us how she worked her way up to her current role
David tells us why resilience and adaptability are key to success in the industry
Julia tells us what it’s like working in the ‘multidimensional yet intensely personal’ world of food
Will tells us how Premier’s apprenticeship scheme helped him to secure a role he loves
Emma’s advice? Follow industry experts, ask lots of questions and read The Grocer!
Lara tells us how her experience of Italian drinking culture and linguistics has helped her to progress at Westons
Wilf talks chocolate, transparency and learning on the job
Matt explains why ‘every day’s a school day’ when working in the food & drink industry
Josh says his passions for both food and boxing inspire him to create nutritional and great-tasting products
Even on the most manic days, it doesn’t feel like work if you love what you do, says Paris
Heather talks us through her role as a cookery tutor and tells us what makes a happy kitchen
Product developer Johnny explains why his role is a ‘perfect marriage’ of his passions for food and science
People think working for a food company is easy, says Charlie, when in fact it’s all trial and error
Looking for a role in the food industry? Go for it, says Alex, but make sure you work for a brand with the same values as you
Joanne explains why getting a job at an environmentally-concious brand was important to her
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.
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