Universities could soon offer food and drink degree
Universities are being invited to compete for a new food and drink engineering degree.
Students will get a taste of revolutionary technology and the science behind food and drink. Brands such as Nestle and Mars are backing the project, which is set to develop the food and drink industry with its "new breed" of talented engineers.
The successful university will be selected by a panel of food businesses and specialist advisors, and the degree will eventually begin in September 2014.
Justine Fosh of the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink said: “Today’s food and drink manufacturing industry represents an exciting, rewarding and smart career choice for graduates with the right knowledge and skills.”
“Recession has taken the shine off many other industries but food and drink manufacturing remains a recession-resistant growth industry offering the prospect of working for some of Britain’s best known companies and most famous and familiar consumer brands.”
All Universities interested in hearing more about the project are invited to a briefing to be held at The BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London on the 19th of April.