The Reaseheath Food Centre is an industry-leading academy with an international reputation in the food and drink sector.
Also a National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Dairy Champion we have invested over £7million in the Centre as part of our commitment to the future of the food and dairy industry, to provide one of the best equipped food processing teaching and practical facilities in Europe.
The state of the art Grade A BRC7 facilities include a commercial dairy and bakery, butchery, chemistry and microbiology laboratories for food analysis and quality testing and innovation rooms for new product development and scale-ups. Students utilise these facilities to broaden their knowledge and develop new areas of expertise.
We work with a number of major food companies and organisations including the National Skills Academy, Dairy UK, Joseph Heler Cheese, Kelloggs, Kraft Foods, Muller Wiseman Dairies and New Primebake on a variety of research and development projects, so we are constantly at the cutting edge of technological change in the industry.
Reaseheath Food Centre has recently become the first and only educational institution in the UK to achieve an internationally recognised British Retail Consortium (BRC) certification.
Are you forward thinking and creative, able to meet challenges and lead the field in new product development, manufacturing technology or quality assurance?
The UK’s food industry is worth £billions and with consumers’ needs constantly changing, the industry has to respond to new trends.
Graduates with high level practical skills and sound theoretical knowledge and understanding of the industry are in demand. One in six of the food industry’s science related roles is currently unfilled and with salaries starting between £20-25k for new food graduates, with the opportunity to progress to £150k for a senior technical role, there are numerous opportunities for a career in the food industry.
Our courses are designed with industry partners and provide a broad-based knowledge of the food and dairy industries, so that our graduates have the academic skills and practical experience required for a satisfying and rewarding career.
Teaching is delivered by our team of highly experienced staff, all of whom have worked in industry, with an industrial placement providing relevant work experience. Our graduates are encouraged to join the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) as an Associate Student member and leave with additional qualifications in Food Safety, Health and Safety and HACCP – making each individual industry-ready.
Our courses can prepare you for roles in quality management, food marketing, new product development such as healthy eating options and recipe development, and other food manufacturing careers. Lots of food industry roles involve travel to exciting places, from sourcing new ingredients to auditing new manufacturers – if you want to travel, you can!