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Basingstoke, Hampshire

Food Technologist - Graduate

Laverstoke Park Farm

Our client is a high quality food manufacturer based on an organic 2500 acre farm. They concentrate mainly on producing Buffalo dairy products including Buffalo Mozzarella as well as Buffalo milk ice cream. Other products include black pudding, beer and s

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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Food science

Helping you find a career as a Food Technologist

Responsibilities of a food scientist can include:

  • Evaluating the nutritional value, colour, flavour and texture of food

  • Test samples of food for particular kinds of moulds, yeast and bacteria that may be harmful

  • Ensure that the food manufacturing process complies with government, processing, consumer and industry standards

  • Explore alternative manufacturing methods. (e.g. cheaper and more time efficient)

  • Produce new food products

  • Work closely with other food production specialists. (e.g. microbiologists, engineers, packaging specialists and buyers)

  • Establish low-cost wholesale food production methods

  • Evaluate and set standards for safety and quality

What skills and interests should an Food Technologist have?
To be a successful food scientist, you will need a strong knowledge of sciences and their applications to food, as well as be capable of working independently and part of a team.
- Attention to detail
- Communication
- Data Analysis
- Health and safety
- Public Health
- Teamwork
What hours does a Food Technologist typically do?
You will usually work 9am to 5pm.
What environment is a Food Technologist based in?
You will work in laboratories and research departments or on production lines, monitoring operations and quality control.
How much does a Food Technologist travel?
You may need to travel between warehouses, distribution centres and suppliers’ factories. Typically, these will be located around the country, often outside of city centres.
How much does a Food Technologist get paid?
A starting salary can be anywhere between £20,000 to £25,000 per annum. With more experience this is likely to rise to £25,000 to £30,000. Highly experienced food scientists can earn between £30,000 to £45,000.
What qualifications does a Food Technologist need?
You will be required to have a foundation degree, HND or undergraduate degree to enter this field.
Useful subjects to study at school & university

  • Food science

  • Food studies

  • Food technology

  • Chemistry

  • Microbiology

  • Nutrition


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