The UK food supply chain involves some of the country’s best-known brands and businesses.

Together they contribute an annual turnover of £412billion to the national economy and provide jobs for 3.7million people – making the food supply chain the country’s largest employer.

Food science and technology has a major role in driving innovation, product development and in sustaining the UK food industry as a vibrant, important and successful sector. Employers have frequently reported skills gaps and shortages in food science and technology and there is a wide range of rewarding careers for those with the necessary skills.

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