Could you be a Butcher, Buyer or New Product Development supplier?

Do you fancy taste testing chocolate or developing flavours for crisps for a living? Some of our students have gone on to become buyers, food technicians and new product developers with major brand companies, with salaries which are as sweet as their job titles, starting at around £25,000!

The average salary for a food technologist is £30-40k!

You’ll be part of an exciting industry which is dynamic and fast paced, constantly changing to meet consumer demands, and you’ll be encouraged to explore every aspect, from trying out new flavours to market research and packaging.

If you become a Reaseheath food technology student you’ll learn about food science and nutrition and about the fascinating journey made by the nation’s favourite dishes, from primary producer to supermarket shelf.

Reaseheath’s industry standard Food Centre is the only educational institution in Britain to have been awarded the British Retail Consortium Grade A (issue 7) certification so we command huge respect within the industry. Our commercial facilities are regarded to be among the best of any college in Europe.

Along with looking forward to great career prospects, our students tell us they like:

  • Spending time hands-on in our dairy processing halls or in our dedicated butchery, bakery and new product development areas, putting the theory they’ve learned in the classroom into practice
  • Competing and winning at the biggest cheese show in the world – the Nantwich International Cheese Show
  • Selling the cheeses, ice-cream, and other dairy products they’ve made in the college café (particularly when people come back for more!)
  • Joining study tours in the UK which include behind-the-scenes visits to businesses ranging from blue chip companies to entrepreneurial artisans
  • Completing relevant work placements with the many regional and national industry partners including Premier Foods, Bright Blue Food, Robinsons and Hovis.
  • Carrying out scientific testing and new product development in our high-spec laboratories on campus
  • Being taught by supportive and professional staff, all of whom have invaluable industry experience

Food technology courses

Further Education Food Technology courses
Higher Education Food courses
Other Food related courses
Adult learning courses
Other course areas

Millicent Blackburn

“The industry links I gained during my work placement while studying at Reaseheath helped me secure a degree level New Product Development apprenticeship with ABP Food Group. I am currently developing beef and lamb products for customers on behalf of One of Europe’s leading food processors. The course has really helped me achieve my ambitions.”

Millicent Blackburn, Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology and Management, 2017

New Product Development – ABP Beef

Angharad Grindal

“When I started the food technology course back in 2015 I never knew that that it would be so instrumental in my future aspirations. It has provided me with the best possible start for my career. I’m currently working for the Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Company, a job I was offered as a result of one of my work placements while at college. I have gained so much valuable knowledge and skills from Reaseheath, which has allowed me to venture and explore numerous different spheres within this industry within a short space of time.  I’ve already been put to the test during my first couple of months at work…I was asked to write the HACCP for their new cheese which I could not have done without the knowledge achieved in the HACCP module during the course.”

Angharad Grindal, Level 3 Food Technology and Management

Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Company

Harry Price

“I studied Food Technology and Management at Reaseheath and now work as a baker at Chatwin’s Bakery in Nantwich. The qualification is industry recognised and therefore stood me in good stead during the interview process. I found my time at college was more than simply the qualification I gained some hugely valuable skills and found the industry connections really helpful. I also made some lifelong friends along the way.”

Harry Price, Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology and Management, 2014

Baker, Chatwin’s

Megan Edwards

“Studying Food Technology and Management at Reaseheath College helped me gain a greater understating of the food industry as a whole. The modules that I studied so varied from butchery, bakery, dairy to engineering. I gained variety of industry qualifications including Level 2 Health and Safety to Level 2 Food Safety, all of which have are I’ve put into practice. I’m now an apprentice food technologist working for Meadow Foods, the largest independent dairy in the UK and studying for a Foundation Degree in Dairy Technology, as part of the ‘Eden Programme’ in conjunction with University Centre Reaseheath.”

Megan Edwards, Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology and Management, 2017

Apprentice Food Technologist, Meadow Foods