Food manufacture is one of the world’s largest industries, offering a broad range of career opportunities to science and engineering graduates in production or technical management within this industry.
The course is ideally suited to those wishing to pursue careers in food companies, e.g. quality assurance manager and sensory scientist, as well as those planning to advance to higher research degree (PhD) study.
Employers of our graduates include:
- Unilever, Nestle in China, GSK
Occupations of our graduates include:
- Head of Product Development: Margarines, Oils and Fats SENNA
- Nahrungsmittel GmbH & Co KG, Austria
- Associate R&D Specialist - Product Development & Sensory
- Senior Associate at Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy
- Senior Sensory Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline
- Food & Agri Business Development Manager - MENA at Intertek
- Business Development at Amber Resources Nigeria Limited
- Assistant Manager, QA & Manufacturing at Maahi Milk Producers Company Limited
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2016, 94% of postgraduates in the School of Biosciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £24,495 with the highest being £37,000.*
*Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career prospects and employability
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.
* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research.