Be spoilt for career choice in the UK’s largest manufacturing industry.
Do you fancy taste testing chocolate or developing crisp flavours for a living? Some of our students have gone on to become buyers, production managers, marketing managers, food technicians and new product developers. Many work for major brand companies, with salaries which are as sweet as their job titles, starting at around £25,000!
Studying food technology, you’ll be part of an exciting industry which is dynamic, fast paced and constantly changing to meet consumer demands. You’ll be encouraged to explore every aspect, from trying out new flavours to market research and packaging.
You’ll have plenty of opportunity to put the theory you’ve learned in the classroom into practice by spending time working hands- on in our commercial dairy processing halls and dedicated butchery, bakery and new product development areas.
We are also working in close partnership with the University of Chester to establish a new Institute of Sustainability and Food Innovation. The institute will bring together our state-of-the-art facilities, including a new food science research laboratory, to support testing, trials and research, and will further develop our strong collaboration with the food and drink industry.
Current job role: Butcher, Grants Butchers
Previous course: FDQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Butchery (Apprenticeship) 2018
“I’m following in the footsteps of my great- grandfather, who owned several butcher’s shops. I think he must have passed on his passion to me!
“I use traditional knife skills alongside modern methods when I’m preparing meat for the counter. You need to know all the different cuts and how best to present them. Customer service is a big part of the job but I also check the daily orders from local pubs, restaurants and cafes, carry out workplace risk assessments and make sure hygiene standards are being met.
“Doing an apprenticeship suited me because I’m practical and find it easier to learn on the job. I feel that the programme encouraged me to grow as a person, particularly when forming relationships with customers and colleagues.”
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Why study Food Technology at Reaseheath?
We’re industry focused and want to prepare you for a successful career. Our commercial food centre is regarded to be among the best of any college in the world, so training with us is as close to being in industry as you can get!
Become career ready and enhance your CV by completing extra qualifications in key subjects such as health and safety, food safety, risk assessment and HACCP.
Experience working for one of our many regional and national industry partners, including Premier Foods, Sainsbury’s, Bakkavar, Bright Blue Foods, Robinsons, Co-op and Heineken, when completing your industry placement.
Join study tours in the UK and possibly abroad, and enjoy behind-the-scenes visits to a wide variety of businesses to see what it is like working in the industry.
Have the chance to be part of the biggest cheese show in the world – the International Cheese and Dairy Awards.
Gain commercial skills by preparing dairy, bakery and meat products for sale on campus.
“The food and drink industry offers great opportunities for keen young people. There are many companies investing in training for their next generation employees. I think that students on Reaseheath’s Food Technology courses gain an excellent overview of the industry and that gives them the building blocks for a career within the food and drinks sector.”
“We recently welcomed Reaseheath’s Food Technology and Management students on a tour of our creamery. These opportunities are always a highlight for us as industry professionals because we understand that engaging young food technologists is important for both their growth and future, as well as creating a bright future for the food industry as a whole.”