A Food Technologist will develop food manufacturing processes and recipes, they will work on existing and newly developed ingredients to create new recipes and concepts such as fat free, gluten free and different types of ready meals. They will conduct experiments and produce samples for testing.
A degree in food, nutrition and health, food safety, food science/technology would normally be required, you could start without a degree at a lower level as a technician and gain further qualifications to progress to a technologist.
- A genuine interest in science and how it is applied to food
- High standards of heath and hygiene
- Good communication skills
- Well organised with good attention to detail
£18,000 to £26,000