Engineers form a critical part of a food & drink manufacturing and are in very high demand – get qualified and you’ve a great career ahead of you. With many sites working 24/7 and processes becoming ever more automated, the need for equipment and machinery to be well maintained and available for use at all times is vital to production.
A range of Engineering and Engineering Maintenance roles exist across Mechanical and Electrical disciplines. Most food manufacturing and processing companies will employ Multi-Skilled Engineers and more specialist Automation / Electrical Engineers.
You’ll be working in the countryside managing land for hunting and fishing purposes, and making sure that game such as pheasants, partridges, hares, deer and grouse thrive.
Although your income will be from organising shoots for clients, the work that you’ll do is very beneficial to the countryside in general and gamekeeping helps to ensure a balanced environment, which is very important.
You may also rear birds for release into the wild and this helps to strengthen numbers and supplement existing stocks.
As a general farm worker you’ll carry out practical work on livestock, arable or mixed farms.
The type of work varies seasonally and involves tasks which could include looking after livestock, milking, and planting tending and harvesting crops.
As well as farming related work you’ll also help with the maintenance and upkeep of the farm equipment and buildings.
Use you skills and expertise to reduce the risk of injuries, accidents and other health issues within your food manufacturing company.
You’ll ensure everyone in the company understands their responsibilities and fully complies with relevant health and safety legislation and associated company policies and ways of working.
You’ll be responsible for promoting a safe working culture in your company , have an eye for detail and be able to communicate effectively at all levels in your organisation.
Your job as a herdsperson involves looking after the livestock on a farm.
This means responsibility for ensuring all of the animals are properly nourished and that the farm complies with health and welfare laws.
You’ll also be responsible for achieving all output targets for growth and milking etc. depending on what the farm produces.
Many farms have more than one type of business (e.g. dairy and beef) so you’ll be kept busy; you may also have a supervisory role.
The HR Administrator has a role combining the roles of HR and Administration and is responsible for delivering a complete administrative service to the rest of the team.
You’ll be responsible for all of the information relevant to HR including record keeping and reporting and making sure that everything you do is carried out to a consistently high standard.
This means that you will provide a supporting role to a team of specialists and freeing them up to spend as much time as possible on high value activities; so, the role of HR Administrator is therefore extremely important.
As the HR Business Partner for your food company you’ll work closely with the senior managers to make sure that all of the HR systems and processes properly support strategic business aims.
This means that you’ll be fully aware of all aspects of the business and the environment in which it operates, in order to be an effective strategic advisor to the senior management and to help them achieve their objectives.
As well as providing advice you’ll share in the responsibility for improved business performance and make sure that the delivery of all HR services is excellent at all times.
You’ll be responsible for co-ordinating, leading and managing your company’s HR operations.
You’ll also develop all of the personnel policies and procedures for your company and make sure that these are implemented consistently across the organisation.
As HR Manager you’ll also have to keep yourself on top of legislation and how it could affect your company, and advise senior management accordingly.