Subject Information

Food is key to the survival of us all, and the safe production of high quality food that promotes a healthy lifestyle is top of today’s agenda. Production and distribution of food and related services, is the largest and most important economic activity in the world. The health and welfare of people everywhere depend on the reliable storage, successful processing and safe handling of all types of food.

Food professionals are in great demand and work in many occupations including industry (manufacturing, retailing and food service), universities and schools, government, research and development, quality assurance and food law enforcement. As well as animal farming and husbandry, agricultural service activities, fishing and the production process.

Currently there is a massive demand for suitably qualified entrants to the food industry in all areas with an estimated 137,000 new recruits required before 2017 of which one third is anticipated to be managerial positions.

Current Vacancies

Apprenticeship and Traineeship vacancies with Bridgwater & Taunton College, are advertised on the National Apprenticeship Service website. View the current vacancies with Bridgwater & Taunton College.