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Agriculture is the foundation of the food industry – it’s where it all begins. This sector focuses on the cultivation of crops, plants and raw materials used in food production.

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Aquaculture is often described as ‘aquafarming’. Careers focus on cultivation of seafood, optimising farming techniques, quality, and product development.

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Bakery is a creative sector, dedicated to the production of baked goods. Innovation plays a big role to meet consumer preferences and dietary requirements.

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Butchery involves meat processing and preparation. This includes the skilled cutting, portioning, and packaging of animal meat for various reasons.

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The dairy industry revolves around the processing of milk, and in the production of various dairy products, and offers a wide range of career paths.

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Food Engineering

Applying engineering principles and techniques to the design, development, and optimisation of food manufacturing processes, equipment, and systems.



Nutritionists focus on the study of how dietary choices impact human health, creating healthier food options and educating the public.

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Production involves manufacturing and processing of food products on a large scale. It includes food preparation, packaging and distribution.

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Quality Assurance & Food Safety

This sector focuses on ensuring the safety, quality, and compliance of food products throughout the entire food production and supply chain.

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Research & Product Development

Involving the innovation and creation of food products, processes, and technologies, this sector plays a crucial role in developing and enhancing the quality and safety of food.

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Sales, Marketing & PR

These professionals bring food products to the market, working within promotion, advertising, and sales of food products and services.

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Supply Chain & Logistics

Efficient supply chain management is essential for getting food from farm to table. Supply chain and logistics experts oversee transportation, storage and distribution.