Wisbech carers event to give taste of food industry

Wisbech Grammar School's head of nutrition Alison Sloan has organised a Food Industry Careers Day.

Wisbech Grammar School's head of nutrition Alison Sloan has organised a Food Industry Careers Day.

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Youngsters interested in a career in the food industry can get a taste of the opportunities available to them at an event next weekend.

Pupils aged 11 and up and their parents from across the area are being invited to a food industry careers day being hosted by Wisbech Grammar School on Saturday, June 6.

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During the event, being held from 10am to 3pm, there will be information and advice on a number of careers ranging from food journalism, food engineering, retailing and food marketing to agriculture, dietetics, nutrition and health promotion.

There will also be talks and demonstrations from a development chef, a nutritionist, a food journalist and higher education providers.

Refreshments will be available in the school’s new refectory.

The school’s head of nutrition Alison Sloan, who has organised the day, said: “I strongly believe we need to communicate more effectively the opportunities that are offered in this sector.

“Many pupils and parents are not aware of the courses and careers available in the food industry in the UK, let alone globally, and there is a worldwide shortage of food and nutrition graduates.”