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  • Client Testimonials

    Don't just take our word for it - here are some of our advertisers thoughts on how FoodManJobs has helped them recruit the top talent in the industry.
  • When it comes to writing a covering letter, the question you are answering is ‘why should the recruiter hire me’?
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate your curiosity, breadth of thinking and desire to work for the company by asking thoughtful, open questions.
  • 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...
  • Want to work for top food and drink brands like Mars, Nestlé and Coca-Cola? You’re in the right place. But let’s get one thing straight: you may have the drive and passion you need to make it in this fast-moving industry but, without a food hygiene qualification, you won’t get your foot in the fa...
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Food manufacturers are offering free training to 15,000 young unemployed people in 1,200 locations across the UK this month.
  • Demanding, evolving, delicious. That’s how new product development manager Jennifer Clarke describes working at Cucina Sano, part of the Bakkavör group. She shares a day in her life with FoodManJobs.
  • He made it to the final four in last year’s BBC TV series The Apprentice, now Nick Holzherr is now running his own apprenticeship scheme at his food-related business Whisk. He shares the benefits with FoodManJobs.
  • In 1988 Fiona Dawson left Trinity College Dublin and joined Mars’ graduate trainee programme. Her mum said she wouldn’t stick it out but now she’s the president of Mars Chocolate UK. So what tips for success can this high-achieving woman offer young people who are starting a career in the food i...
  • With over 500,000 people and around 13% of the UK manufacturing workforce employed within food and drink, the competition for jobs is incredibly tough.

  • Top marks in the search to find a college to offer the nation’s first dedicated food and drink engineering degree have gone to Sheffield Hallam University. The university was selected to produce world-class engineers, said the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), which made the announcement today (July 7) in partnership with the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink (NSAFD).

  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.