The dairy industry revolves around the processing of milk, and in the production of various dairy products.
These products include milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, and ice cream (some of our favourite foods!). There is big focus on quality control to ensure the safety and satisfaction of consumers, as this industry covers a wide range of products.
The dairy sector within the food science and technology industry offers a wide range of career paths for individuals interested in working with milk and dairy products – is that you?
Careers in Dairy
The dairy industry offers a range of career paths. Examples of jobs include:
This includes overseeing the processing of milk into various dairy products. They are responsible for ensuring that dairy products meet quality and safety standards.
Dairy engineers design and maintain the equipment and machinery used in dairy processing plants, ensuring efficient production.
Microbiologists in the dairy industry study the microorganisms involved in fermentation processes, such as those used in yogurt and cheese production.
Ice cream technicians work on the production and development of ice cream products, experimenting with flavours, textures, and ingredients.
Dairy farm managers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of dairy farms, including the care and milking of dairy cows.
Marketing specialists promote dairy products, conduct market research, and create marketing campaigns to increase consumer awareness and demand.
Do you know your cheddar from your brie? We’ve collected the latest dairy career opportunities here.
Manufacturing Degree Apprentice – 15 positions available
Our 3-year Manufacturing Degree Apprenticeship, based in one of our 17 sites across the UK, involves providing top-quality food and the freshest produce to the community and working towards a degree while preparing for a brilliant management career within our unique food retail business, but you also earn a starting salary of £22,000! The role includes running production lines and leading our production teams and finding solutions to improve the efficiency of production lines.