Careers in Food Science, Technology & Engineering
Go HERE for a list of CURRENT JOB VACANCIES in food science, technology & engineering, and for a list of RECRUITMENT COMPANIES specialising in these fields.
Go HERE for a list of JOB OPTIONS in FST&E.
Scholarships, Prizes & Funding available during and after tertiary study:
Scholarships and prizes available through NZIFST to tertiary students studying food science, technology & engineering, and to graduates: www.nzifst.org.nz/awards/scholarships.asp
List of past prize-winners of NZIFST prizes and scholarships: www.nzifst.org.nz/awards/scholarshipswinners.asp
Other scholarships and funding available to tertiary students studying food science, technology & engineering: www.nzifst.org.nz/careers/scholarships.asp
Some useful websites:
Graduate careers at Fonterra, the multinational dairy company (NZ).
Plant & Food Research Summer Studentships
A special “career experience” for high calibre candidates
Summer research studentships at the University of Otago (pdf)
Two students who had completed their food science degrees at the University of Otago, spent the summer working on research projects in the Department of Food Science at the university.
2017/8 Summer Student at MPI (pdf)
When she worked at the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), Trisha Castillo had completed 3 years of her Massey food tech degree, majoring in Food Product Technology.
2017/8 Summer students at Formula Foods, GreenMount Foods, Prolife Foods and Invita (pdf)
Over summer, the food processing industry employs university students to provide additional technical resources during a busy time of year, and help with projects that might otherwise be postponed. For the students, the work experience gives them valuable experience implementing the theory they have learnt at university, an insight into the career options available to them once they graduate, and valuable networking opportunities .
By Jenny Dee.
2017/8 Summer students at Dairy Goat Co-op and Fonterra Brands Tip Top (pdf)
When she worked as an Assistant R&D Technologist at the Dairy Goat Co-operative (DGC), Robin Jervis had completed the second year of her BSc Chemistry and Biological Sciences at the University of Waikato.
By Jenny Dee.
Callaghan Innovation’s R&D Experience Grants for summer students
Businesses doing R&D can benefit from Callaghan Innovation’s R&D Experience Grants, to employ undergraduate students to help with research.
By Jenny Dee.
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|STUDENT MEMBERSHIP OF NZIFST
Student membership is available to students studying full-time for an Institute-accredited qualification at any University or Tertiary Institute/Polytechnic. Such membership must be applied for annually.
More details about Student membership, with application form:
STUDENT MEMBER Application Form
Unit Operations in Food Processing - the Web Edition
The free web edition of a popular textbook known for its simple approach to the principles of food processing. www.nzifst.org.nz/unitoperations/
Fundamentals of Food Reaction Technology - the Web Edition
Companion text to Unit Operations in Food Processing. www.nzifst.org.nz/foodreactiontechnology/
Creating New Foods: The Product Developer's Guide - the Web Edition
An introduction to the basic structure that is the fundamental Product Development Process.
IFT Food Engineering Division
Online instructional resources