Food Science and Technology is all about understanding the composition of food and, in a way “reinventing” it. If you love science and you are interested in food production and preparation, this could be an ideal career for you.
Food Technology involves all aspects of food science, including production, processing and distribution. Food technology professionals work to improve manufacturing methods through preservation, storage and new product development
Duration: 3 Years
Syllabus Food Technology and Management:
Job roles and titles vary widely and there is considerable crossover between the sectors. Typical types of organisation and associated job roles in the main industry sectors include:
central government bodies
policy, administration and research;
teaching in schools, colleges and universities, where lecturers are involved in teaching, training and research;
Food And Drink Manufacturing Companies:
production, quality assurance and product development;
Food Processing And Equipment Manufacturing Organizations :
developing new equipment and production methods.
food inspection, typically in an environmental health department;
Research Associations And Technical Consultancies
product and materials research, and specialist advice to industry sectors;
Retailers And Supermarket Chains:
quality assurance, new product development, buying, marketing and packaging.
While larger companies offer more opportunity for cross-functional moves, small and medium-sized companies generally offer greater responsibility earlier in your career and the chance to gain skills and experience across a range of business areas quickly
Nutritional therapists work with individuals to alleviate and prevent illness and disease, as well as to promote good health, by making dietary recommendations. Their focus is on the belief that there are nutritional and biochemical imbalances in the body that lead to ill health. This includes recommendations to restore nutritional balance, which may include guidance on avoiding certain toxins and allergens, detoxification and the use of supplementary nutrients such as high-dose vitamins.
Process development scientists aim to optimise the performance of manufacturing systems. They are responsible for identifying and developing new processes for product manufacture, as well implementing process controls to make sure the products are of a high quality and are manufactured in a reproducible manner, which can be used in the manufacture of new products. They also develop and improve existing products with improving the efficiency and profitability of the manufactured product.
Quality managers aim to ensure that the product or service an organization provides is fit for purpose, is consistent and meets both external and internal requirements. This includes legal compliance and customer expectations. As a quality manager, sometimes called a quality assurance manager, you'll coordinate the activities required to meet these quality standards.
As a regulatory affairs officer, you'll ensure the appropriate licensing, marketing and legal compliance of a range of pharmaceutical and medical products in order to control their safety and efficacy. Products include
As a scientific laboratory technician, you'll carry out work that assists in the advancement and development of modern medicine and science. The work plays an important role in the foundation stages of research and development (R&D) and in scientific analysis and investigation. Your job is to provide all the required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively, while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines.
Working as a technical brewer means you are in charge of the whole process of brewing and packaging beer. One of your key aims is to ensure the quality and consistency of the product and you'll manage a team of people to help them achieve this.
Taking responsibility for raw materials, operatives and technicians
Maintaining the safe and effective running of the plant and machinery
Developing new recipes and products.
Chefs work in a variety of settings to prepare, cook and plate food.
As a production manager, you'll be involved with the planning, coordination and control of manufacturing processes. You'll make sure goods and services are produced efficiently and that the correct amount is produced at the right cost and level of quality.
Manufacturing companies can be found in numerous and varied industries, including:
Purchasing managers are responsible for buying the best quality equipment, goods and services, at the most competitive prices, to enable a company or organization to operate. Purchasing managers can help a business or organization save money and increase profits. They also deal with other factors such as sustainability, risk management and ethical issues.