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  • Gary Lake of The Collective Dairy tells us about h

    Gary Lake of The Collective Dairy tells us about his role in food and drink

    • 1 Sep 2023
    • Gary Lake,

    Supply chain and procurement director Gary Lake tells Food Manufacture a little about himself and his role at The Collective Diary in the next edition of All in a Day’s Work.

  • Read our top tips for writing your resume. Credit:

    How to write a CV

    • 31 Aug 2023
    • Bethan Grylls,

    In the face of administration and job losses, Food Manufacture interviews two recruitment experts on the best ways to make your CV shine.

  • Putting your best foot forward: interviewing for the job you deserve

    • 12 May 2023
    • Veritas Partners

    It can be overwhelming and nerve-wracking when it comes to crunch time, and you need to sell yourself to the hiring company. Trust us, you are not alone. We are here to help you put your best foot forward....

  • Chocolate company hikes factory workers' pay

    Barry Callebaut hikes pay for 200 chocolate factory workers

    • 9 Aug 2022
    • Rod Addy, Food Manufacture

    Chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut has implemented a 10% pay increase for 200 workers at its Banbury factory in Oxfordshire in agreement with trade union Unite.

  • Clandeboye Yoghurt

    Clandeboye Yoghurt opens £2m creamery to quadruple production

    • 29 Jul 2022
    • Michelle Perrett, Food Manufacture

    Clandeboye Estate Yoghurt, the Northern Ireland based brand, has opened a £2m creamery that will allow the company to quadruple production.

  • regulatory recruitment

    Keen to comply: the rise in regulatory recruitment

    • 14 Aug 2019

    Demand for skilled regulatory compliance employees is at an all-time high.

  • Salary Survey

    How do salaries and perks in the industry measure up?

    • 30 May 2019
    • Rod Addy

    Check how your wages compare with those of your peers and get the lowdown on some of the most popular perks offered by employers.

  • All in a day's work. Zuzana van Beveren, Cargill

    Zuzana van Beveren, Cargill, tells us about her role in food and drink

    • 1 Aug 2023
    • Zuzana van Beveren

    Food scientist Zuana van Beveren tells Food Manufacture a little about herself and her role at Cargill in the first of our new series ‘All in a Day’s Work’.

  • The Food & Drink Careers Passport aims to fast-tra

    Recruitment scheme to help fast-track talent into entry-level roles

    • 21 Jul 2022
    • Gwen Ridler,

    The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD) has urged the industry to support a new tool to fast-track new talent into food and drink industry roles.

  • Cover Letter

    Covering letters: be concise, committed and careful to check!

    • 12 Dec 2017
    • Joanna Jacobs

    When it comes to writing a covering letter, the question you are answering is ‘why should the recruiter hire me’?

  • Providing evidence of your skills & abilities

    • 12 Dec 2017

    It’s only really when you start to look at the whole process of recruitment from the perspective of the employer that you realise that a list of skills and abilities tells you very little.

  • Know your stuff, be engaged and shine at your job interview

    • 11 Dec 2017

    Demonstrate your curiosity, breadth of thinking and desire to work for the company by asking thoughtful, open questions.

  • Avoiding interview hell

    • 11 Dec 2017

    It’s been going pretty well until the interviewer looks you squarely in the eye and says: “Tell me a story.” Beads of sweat suddenly appear on your forehead and your collar starts to feel too tight. The easiest way to avoid the interview descending into a farce is to be prepared. Tough questions will always come up, so you need to have a strategy to deal with them. To help you, here are some tips on how to claw your way back from the brink.

  • Jo Richardson

    “Never judge a person on paper, they are so much more than a CV”….. LinkedIn comment goes viral with over a million views

    • 5 Jun 2017
    • Jo Richardson

    A Nottingham based recruitment consultant struck a chord with a million people in the last 2 weeks with a LinkedIn post that has gone viral.

  • A passion for science

    • 2 May 2014
    • Lorraine Mullaney, Sub Editor at

    A passion for science and an innovative mind-set are the most important quality you need to learn how to do the technically complex work at Reading Science Centre, says trainee food scientist Ethan Harris

  • A Day in the life of a Bakkavor technical apprentice

    • 2 Apr 2014
    • Lorraine Mullaney, Sub Editor at

    The fast pace of the food industry was a “massive shock” for Evie Goodliffe when she started her technical apprenticeship at Bakkavor’s Holbeach site, which makes pizzas for the retailers

  • A Day in the life of a laboratory manager at Mondelēz

    • 17 Mar 2014
    • Lorraine Mullaney, Sub Editor at

    Working with “the weird and the wonderful” is one reason why Calum McOmish, laboratory manager at Mondelēz International Reading Science Centre hasn’t looked back since choosing a career in the food industry. He shares a day in his life with FoodManJobs.

  • Thom Joseph, creative chef

    A day in the life of a creative chef

    • 27 Feb 2014
    • Lorraine Mullaney, Sub Editor at

    You don’t need formal training to get ahead in the food business, says Thom Joseph, creative chef at London bakery Cocomaya, which makes premium cakes for the likes of Harrods and Fortnum & Mason

  • Girls’ day out: Mondelēz set Silverdale students a

    The female of the engineering species

    • 5 Feb 2014
    • Lorraine Mullaney, Sub Editor at

    In a bid to encourage more female students to study engineering and become inspired to choose careers in the food industry, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) will be taking school girls on a series of food factory visits this year.

  • JobCentre Plus will offer free advice.

    15,000 free training places for young employed people this month

    • 4 Sep 2013
    • Lorraine Mullaney, Sub Editor at

    Food manufacturers are offering free training to 15,000 young unemployed people in 1,200 locations across the UK this month.