IFST Student Career Launchpad 8 to 12 November 2021

Organised by IFST 

Our Student Career Virtual Events provide valuable insights into exciting career options in the food sector. This year, we are bringing you plenty of valuable experiences and events which we hope will help launch your career.

By attending these sessions you’ll be able to:

  • Ask your 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 

This event is free to attend and open to undergraduate and postgraduate students at UK universities. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the week.

Student Career Launchpad 2021


Monday 8 Nov

3:00 - 3:40 pm

Welcome and Virtual Factory Tour of Raynor Foods


Ask your questions to a factory representative lived November

Tuesday 9 Nov

10:30 - 11:40 am

Explore careers in Food Safety Quality and Regulation

10 min break

Explore careers in NPD and Sensory Science

Wednesday 10 Nov 12:00 - 1:10 pm

Explore careers in Manufacturing

10 min break

Explore careers in Nutrition

Thursday 11 Nov

4:00 - 5:10 pm

Explore careers in Retail

10 min break

Explore careers in Research, Academia, Teaching

Friday 12 Nov

12:00 - 1:00 pm

How to get a job in the food sector

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

Raynor Foods Virtual Factory Tour 
Attend a live virtual tour of Raynor Foods Sandwich Factory and ask questions to a factory representative. 
The tour will cover the process of making sandwiches commercially focusing on hygiene and food safety. The company will discuss research projects and innovations they have been working on as well all the challenges the sector has faced in recent years including labour shortages and Brexit.

Student Career Launchpad Panels – explore careers in the food sector
Our panellists, who bring a diverse range of professional backgrounds and experience, will answer your questions in an exciting exchange exploring careers paths in the food sector. All student attendees will have an opportunity to interact with food sector professionals. All panellists, like the students, have studied a food-related degree and now have diverse job roles in the food sector ranging from retail to regulation, nutrition to technical. 

How to get a job in the food sector
Students will learn how to write a CV, prepare for an interview and receive job hunting tips. All to help them boost their employability skills.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet our panellists. They join us from all across the food sector, and at different levels of their career to give you the best advice needed to launch your career in food.

Watch this video to find out why you should attend this year's Student Career Launchpad