Student LaunchPad 2021

Student Career Launchpad 2021 sessions: 

Attendees of these sessions were able to:

  • Ask their burning questions to our panellists 
  • Learn about the different career options in the food sector
  • Meet experienced food industry professionals
  • Listen to panel discussions on what the food sector has to offer

Our panellists join us from all across the food sector, and at different levels of their careers to give you the best advice needed to launch your career in food.

Find out more about each panellist, here.  

This event is free to attend and was open to undergraduate and postgraduate students at UK universities.

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the week.

Monday 8 November Tuesday 9 November Wednesday 10 November Thursday 11 November Friday 12 November

3:00-3:40 pm

Welcome and Virtual factory tour

A tour of Raynor Foods sandwich factory where you will learn how sandwiches are made commercially.

Ask your questions to a factory representative live.


10:30-11:00 am

Explore careers in the food sector.

Food Safety Quality and Regulation

12-12:30 pm

Explore careers in the food sector.


4:00-4:30 pm

Explore careers in the food sector.


12:00-1:00 pm

How to get a job in the food sector

Learn how to master your CV, gain interview tips, and find where to look for jobs

  10-minute break  

11:10-11:40 am

Explore careers in the food sector.

NPD and Sensory Science

12:40-13:10 pm

Explore careers in the food sector.


4:40-5:10 pm

Explore careers in the food sector.

Research, Academia, Teaching

About us
IFST | Inspiring excellence and trust in food

We are the UK’s leading professional body for those involved in all aspects of food science and technology. We are an internationally respected independent membership body, supporting food professionals through knowledge sharing and professional recognition.

*Please note: All photos and videos featured on this webpage were taken at our 2019 launchpads, before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.