A Career in Food Science, Technology & Engineering
What do food technologists do? Michelle Lucke, food technologist at Kraft Heinz, gives an insight into her job (click to play video):
A Career as a Food Technologist in the Seafood Industry Kelsey Clarke spends time with Food Technologist Frits Hofman at the Sealord fish processing plant, learning about seafood processing and product development (click to play video):
CREST “Show and Tell” at Wellington High School The recent visit to New Zealand by Her Excellency Dr Madiha Bint Ahmed Nasser Al-Shaibani, the Minister of Education for the Sultanate of Oman and a delegation of her Education officials provided an opportunity for Wellington High School students Oska Rego, Morgan Christy Jones, Rachel Linton and Hazel Osborne to give a presentation about their respective Silver and Gold CREST projects. www.royalsociety.org.nz/2012/05/24/crest-show-and-tell-at-wellington-high-school/
Visit food technologists at work? Keep an eye out for your nearest Food Industry BIG DAY OUT (below).
How do I get to be one? Job Options in FST&E include typical job descriptions, qualifications required, courses available, and employment and career prospects.
What qualifications do I have to obtain? What do I have to Study lists study options, courses, scholarships, and teaching institutions.
Who employs food technologists? See food industry EMPLOYER PROFILES at Futureintech.
Mentoring senior school students – a win win situation for stude... In 2009, when she was in Year 12 at Saint Kentigern College, Kate Morris participated in the NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge. Kate's team was mentored by Shelley Banham, a Product Development Technologist from Griffins Foods. Seven years and a food technology degree later, Kate's now working with Shelley, as a Product Development Technologist at Griffins. - by Jenny Dee. more...
The NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge - authent... (11 June 2015) When we designed the NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge seven years ago, our goals included providing participating students with an authentic experience of what product development technologists in the food industry do, and in doing so, giving them an insight into what a career in our industry could involve. Feedback from teachers and students indicates that the Challenge is achieving these goals. By Jenny Dee. more...
Food industry visits for Hawke's Bay students In May/June 2013 the Hawke's Bay branch of NZIFST and Massey University ran their eighth annual industry visits for senior secondary school students interested in science-based careers in the agrifood industry. more...
Another top student recruited for the food industry Zoe Purdon, a Year 13 student at Hastings Girls High, is heading to Massey University to study food technology next year, with a little help from Futureintech Ambassador Michelle Hutton and colleagues at Heinz Wattie's. By Jenny Dee. more...
EIT Hawke's Bay Science & Technology Fair 2012 Jenny Dee, Kevin Dodsworth and Wilma van Cruysen judged the NZIFST Hawke's Bay branch awards and NZ Baking Industry Research Trust awards at the Hawke's Bay Science & Technology Fair in August 2012. Approximately 25% of the projects had something to do with food. By Jenny Dee. more...
YOUR FUTURE IN NEW ZEALAND'S FOOD INDUSTRY Food Industry Careers Brochure
A brochure explaining the wide range of science, technology and engineering careers available in the food industry, is now available from NZIFST and Futureintech.
This brochure was designed to explain to students, parents, teachers and careers advisers, the huge range of exciting and challenging careers available in the food industry, the skills required to do these jobs, and how to get there. It outlines the importance of the food industry to New Zealand’s economy, the degrees on offer, and types of jobs available, and features photos and quotes from seven young graduates in a variety of roles.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to the development of this brochure, and the young graduates who agreed to feature in it.