It's not too late to take a closer look at food engineering15/07/2015 15:00:50
As one of the most innovative and inspiring sectors, food and drink wouldn't be what it is without the passionate people contributing to its success. As a sector we need to attract the very best talent, building on our existing pool of specialist employees and meeting the industry's aim to grow our sector's workforce by 20% by 2020.
The MEng Food Engineering degree at Sheffield Hallam University is a fantastic way for industry to create a pool of specialist engineers equipped to meet the specific needs of our business. The first entrants onto the course started in September 2014 and students are now on their first work placements in industry.
One of these students is Blyth Mkonya who is on placement at Mondelez International.
Blyth Mkonya has joined Mondelez International's Sheffield factory on a three month industrial placement. During his time he will work across a number of projects including an improvement project on Trebor mints. Through the placement Blyth will build a greater understanding of food manufacturing in a real life factory environment so he is equipped with the necessary skills to overcome the unique design, manufacture and supply challenges of our industry.
Sounds interesting? Do you know someone thinking of studying engineering?
There are still places available for this September's intake.
Some fast facts:
- 54 weeks of competitively guaranteed paid work placements, giving students the opportunity to earn, learn, gain work experience and study
- A Food and Drink Federation bursary of £2,500[*]
- Gain experience of real-life scenarios and chance to create new systems to deliver safe, competitive and innovative food and drink products
- Expertise in mechanical engineering and other engineering principles to the development, control and manufacture of food and drink products
- Direct entry into our great sector and long term career prospects to become the food industry leader of tomorrow
[*] Terms and conditions apply