National Food Science and Technology Week

National Food Science & Technology Week (NFSTW) is an exciting landmark event that champions the food sector. The objective of NFSTW is to celebrate the key role that the food sector plays in our society. Between 3-7 June 2024, we will be championing the very best of food science and technology, with a different focus on each day of the week.
We'll be sharing case studies and interviews as well as key resources for students, graduates, and food science professionals. There's no better time than now to work in food; no matter your background, there is a role for you. 

Have you considered a career in food?

There are a myriad of career pathways individuals can pursue in the food sector and through NFSTW, we aim to show you what a career in the food sector might look like. Below, we have linked a multitude of resources that offer information, guidance and tools to help you begin your career.

We have partnered with several other organizations (including IGD, NFU, and the National Skills Academy) that offer further educational resources and materials. Check out their websites or search the #FoodSciTechWeek hashtag on social media to begin your journey today! Watch our video below explaining more about NFSTW.

Don't forget you can also use #FoodSciTechWeek as a quick and easy way for you to get involved and share your thoughts and experiences during NFSTW!

Working in the food sector? Here's how you can get involved:

  • We would like our members and colleagues to record short 1-minute films telling the story of their career in the food sector.
  • Tell us what's your journey and what you enjoy about working in the food sector
  • Post the video on your or your company’s selected social media channels (LinkedIn, Tiktok, Facebook, Twitter) using the hashtag #foodscitechweek
  • Like and share with colleagues, young people and their peers and influencers
  • Like and share IFST #foodscitechweek posts with your connections
Start your Food Science & Technology journey here...
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Careers in the Food Sector

Learn about all of the different types of careers you can have in the food sector.

Hear from Professionals

Listen to our members talk about their careers and what they love about food science and technology.

Career tips

Our members have provided helpful information to help you prepare for your career in food.

Competencies for Graduate Food Careers

A degree in food science and technology can open up so many doors. Find out more about the wide variety of career options available to food science graduates.

IFST Love Food Love Science Apprenticeship Portal

This portal is designed to connect young people (aged 16-24) with leading food science and technology organisations across the UK who are seeking apprentices.

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.