Production in the food industry involves manufacturing and processing of food products on a large scale.
Want to oversee food production from start to finish? This sector is responsible for transforming raw ingredients into finished food items that meet quality, safety, and regulatory standards. It encompasses a wide range of processes, from food preparation to packaging and distribution.
Those in the production career are always working towards continuous improvement and efficiency initiatives that play a significant role in modern food production processes. Careers in this sector offer opportunities to oversee and manage the various stages of food production.
Careers in Production
Examples of jobs include:
Production supervisors oversee the day-to-day operations of food production facilities. They manage production schedules, staff, and equipment to ensure efficient and safe production. Managers have a broader role in managing all aspects of food production, including planning, budgeting, quality control, and meeting production targets.
Production technicians operate machinery and equipment to process and package food products. They ensure that production processes run smoothly and efficiently. Maintenance technicians specialise in the upkeep and repair of this equipment. They ensure that machinery is functioning correctly to prevent production delays.
Quality control inspectors are responsible for monitoring and maintaining the quality of food products. They conduct inspections, perform tests, and enforce safety and quality protocols.
These professionals oversee the movement of raw materials and finished products within the production and distribution network. They optimise supply chain processes to minimise costs and ensure timely delivery.
Process engineers focus on optimising production processes, improving efficiency, and reducing waste. They may work on process design, automation, and continuous improvement initiatives.
Production planners create production schedules, coordinate with various departments, and manage resources to meet production targets and customer demands.
Does working within food production appeal to you? With a range of career opportunities available, where do you start? We’ve collected some of the latest opportunities for you to look at.
Food & Drink Maintenance Engineer Apprentice
You’re the next generation of talent. We want to give you an all-important career head-start. We are looking for bright, ambitious people to join our Engineering Apprenticeship scheme. Working with innovative, state-of-the-art machinery, you could be qualified in four years, through classroom technical learning, practical, and on the job training.
Product Development Technologist Degree Apprenticeship
Be part of the R&D Team based in Worksop playing a key part in the development of our branded products like Sharwood’s, Lloyd Grossman, Batchelor’s, Bisto and Paxo. Be part of a team in charge of developing and launching new products keeping a close eye of food safety and consumer insights.
Operations Degree Apprenticeship – Bristol
The Greencore Degree Apprenticeship Programme is designed to help you reach your potential and build a rewarding career in the food manufacturing industry. Our Degree Apprenticeship provides a blend of on and off the job learning, exposure and education so that you can develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to kickstart your career.