For the second year in running, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) will be supporting the Financial Mail’s ‘Breaking the Mould’ careers conference, and inspiring young women to consider the exciting career opportunities available in the food and drink industry.

The food industry might not be the first place young women think about when they are deciding on a career path to follow, so FDF will be getting the message out to over 400 girls at the event, that if they are looking for an exciting, rewarding, diverse career with good pay and long term prospects they should consider a career in food.

FDF is hosting a panel session led by inspirational women from a variety of food and drink companies including Coca Cola, Dorset Cereals and United Biscuits, who will talk about how they’ve built their stimulating careers and why they love working in food.

FDF Director of HR, Angela Coleshill said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring this valuable event once again. The focus on science and technology at this year’s Breaking the Mould is very fitting, as whilst the numbers of trained female food scientists is well represented, the actual number employed in industry is under represented. We hope that by showcasing some of the exceptional woman working in industry, young women will be inspired to consider a career in our innovative sector.”

This activity forms part of FDF’s careers campaign ‘Taste Success – A Future in Food’ which aims to show potential entrants that the UK food and drink manufacturing sector is a ‘career of first choice’.