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Food, Drink & FMCG: Insider Views

Food, Drink & FMCG

Insider Views

See what former students have done and get insights into working in the sector

Graduate destinations

Some of our recent graduates working in these areas include:

  • Trainee Development Chemist, Church & Dwight - BSc Molecular Genetics
  • Chocolate Manufacturer, Dulce GMBH - BSc Ecology & Conservation
  • Production Characterisation Scientist, Lonza Biologics - MChem Chemistry with Forensic Science
  • Behavioural Scientist, Unilever - PhD Psychology
  • Sensory Assistant, British American Tobacco - MChem Chemistry with Forensic Science

Find out more about what our graduates do

Alumni Careers Network

Use our Alumni Careers Network to find Sussex graduates working in areas you are interested in. Find out more about what working in that sector is really like, get direct advice and find out if it's right for you!

Related Jobs

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Inside Jobs

Inside info about what working for a particular employer is like, from people actually working there. More information on employers, jobs and salaries in Consumer Goods and FCMG from TheJobCrowd:

John Glass - Assistant Blender, Glengoyne Distillery

Ups

  • High level of job stability. Food manufacturers estimated in 2010 that average length of time employees stayed with them was 9 years
  • Fast moving, innovative industry
  • Get involved in product development from prototype to manufacturing to full-scale production

Downs

  • Be prepared to relocate. If you work for a big company you may be moved around the country, or even abroad
  • Mergers and consolidation may be on the cards. Big players are looking to buy up single brands
  • It's still a tough market