Hundreds of students attending a seminar organised by Careers in Food & Drink, an annual publication from Wm Reed Publishing, were shocked to hear that 300,000 graduates are due to complete their studies this summer, but only 70,000 places are available on industry graduate programmes.
Speakers from companies as diverse as Waitrose, Danone and Cadbury Trebor Bassett were on hand to offer the students advice on how they can get started. And in such a highly competitively market for graduate talent, students also heard why food and drink is a great place to forge a career.