Food and Drink
Career and job opportunities in the Food and Drink manufacturing sector
Food and drink is Scotland’s largest and most important manufacturing and export industry. It accounts for almost 20% of all Scottish manufacturing jobs.
Job and career options in the food and drink manufacture sector include:
- Brewery Worker
- Food Packaging Operative
- Meat Process Worker
- Production Manager
- Quality Control Technician
- Agricultural Engineer
- Farm Manager
- Farm Worker
The Food and Drink manufacturing sector in Dumfries and Galloway
This sector is a growth area in Dumfries and Galloway. People come from all over the world to sample the region's produce. Dumfries & Galloway’s food and drink and tourism industries are closely intertwined, and with products from world-class beef and cheese, to ice cream and whisky, Dumfries and Galloway represents the best of Scotland.
Visitors to the region can enjoy food festivals, farmers' markets and farm shops, bespoke bakeries, smokehouses and artisan cheese makers. They can follow the Dumfries & Galloway Food Trail from Wigtown in the west to Langholm in the east.
Accommodation and food services account for around 7% of businesses in region, and innovative small local businesses play an important role in the region's food and drink sector.
Food and Drink college courses in Dumfries and Galloway
Several food and drink courses are available at Dumfries and Galloway College and the SRUC Barony Campus.
These courses include:
- Hospitality Professional Cookery
- Hospitality HNC
- Professional Cookery
- REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene
- Ships' Cook Certificate
- Food Hygiene SQA Intermediate
DYW DG and the Food and Drink manufacturing sector
DYW DG works with leading trainers and providers in the region to address skill gaps and identify future workforce requirements.
Contact us to find out how we can help you with succession planning and getting more young people into your workplace.