FDBusiness.com

Food and Drink Industry to Select UK University to Create First Dedicated Engineering Degree

 Breaking News
  • Lactalis Expands in Infant Nutrition With €740 Million Acquisition Lactalis Group, the international dairy group based in Laval, France, is acquiring the Nutritional business of Aspen Pharmacare for €739.8 million (R12.9 billion). The business being acquired supplies a wide range of infant nutritional and growing-up milk products across both the premium and value segments. It manufactures and markets well established quality brands, including S-26, [...]...
  • Thatchers Cider to Invest £14 Million in New Cider Mill Thatchers Cider, the family owned English cider producer, is to invest £14 million in a new cider mill at its Myrtle Farm site in Somerset to meet growing demand for its products. The company has applied for planning permission and, if granted, the new mill would come on stream in 2019. “This investment is about our [...]...
  • Coca-Cola Great Britain Teams Up With Premier League Premier League and Coca-Cola Great Britain have announced a new three-and-a-half-year partnership, starting in January 2019. It is the first sponsorship Coca-Cola Great Britain will activate across multiple brands within its portfolio, showcasing a range of drinks including sparkling soft drinks, water and fruit-based drinks, with low and no-sugar options. The partnership will see Coca-Cola work [...]...
  • Barry Callebaut Completes $30 Million Capacity Expansion in North America Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced the completion of several expansion investments in three of its North American facilities located in St Hyacinthe, Quebec; Chatham, Ontario; and St Albans, Vermont. The investments amount to close to US$30 million and are in line with previously announced plans. Recent investments [...]...
  • Strong First Half From Hilton Food Group Hilton Food Group, the UK-based leading specialist international food packing business, has reported a 25.0% increase in turnover to £863.6 million and by 24.5% on a constant currency basis for the 28 weeks to 15 July 2018. Volumes increased by 12.7% reflecting growth in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Operating profit for the first half [...]...

Food and Drink Industry to Select UK University to Create First Dedicated Engineering Degree

Food and Drink Industry to Select UK University to Create First Dedicated Engineering Degree
April 13
11:25 2012

Universities are being invited to compete to partner the UK food and drink industry in developing a dedicated new food and drink engineering degree designed to produce a ready flow of graduates with in-demand food and drink engineering skills. The successful university will become the UK’s centre of excellence for food and drink engineering and help promote the discipline as a distinct profession with the same standing and career appeal as advanced aerospace, automotive or energy engineering.

Higher Education representatives from around the country are being invited to a special briefing at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) in London on April 19 where they will hear more detail of the opportunity which is being driven by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) alongside Improve, the skills council for food and drink manufacturing, and its sister organisation, the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink.

Food and drink manufacturing and processing is now the UK’s single largest manufacturing sector with annual turnover of £76 billion and heavy demand for specialist food and drink engineers due to increased use of high-tech automated production techniques and constant marketplace demand for product innovation. Yet with no specialist degree available in food and drink engineering, general engineering graduate recruits currently take a considerable time to learn and adapt to food and drink industry engineering requirements around such things as hygiene, food and drink supply chain integration, sustainability, lean processes and design for maintenance.

The new food and drink engineering degree course will produce a “new breed” of specialist food and drink engineers who are not only conversant with leading edge food and drink manufacturing technology but also the scientific aspects of food and drink production. The project has received wide industry backing – including major names such as Nestle, Mars and Kraft Foods.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 25, 2018PPMA Show 2018
  • September 27, 2018Int'l Fruit Show (eurofruit)
  • September 30, 2018Trade Fair for Butchers, Caterers and Meat Industry (Meat Expo)
  • October 1, 2018Poznan International Fair
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements