Careers resources

A Future in Food, makes young people, educators, career influencers and parents aware of the variety of amazing career opportunities food and drink has to offer and the routes to access them.

Our range of resources include up to date statistics about the sector and information highlighting what it is like to work in food and drink. Educators and career influencers can use these when talking to students about career opportunities. Many of these resources can be used as teaching aids and lesson plans can be built around them.

All the resources are free to download.


Key messages about working in the food and drink industry in Scotland: A practical guide

There are many exciting reasons to work in food and drink. For a start, there's a huge choice of career paths.

Developed to help educators and career influencers better understand the wealth of career opportunities in the food and drink industry; locally, nationally and internationally. The language contained in this resource provides positive and consistent messages to use when talking to potential recruits.

With thanks to:
The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership
Skills Development Scotland
Lantra Scotland
The National Skills Academy Food and Drink
The Scottish Government

Understanding and using food labels

food label 
coverThis teaching resource helps educators and students understand how to read food labels and make informed and educated food choices. This includes the information that legally needs to be on a food label and the 14 food and substances that commonly cause allergic reactions.

If you would like a PowerPoint version of this resource which includes useful notes please email

Ultimate Food and Drink Challenge

This programme takes pupils through the whole process of developing and selling a food or drink product.


Hard copies of the posters are available by request, please email

Career infographics

With support from Skills Development Scotland, FDF Scotland has developed this resource highlighting the variety of progression routes, pathways and qualifications available to support a career in food and drink.

Infographic: Who makes a can 
of soup

Love Food Hate Waste education pack

Minimising the impact of food and drink production on our environment continues to be a top priority for the food and drink industry. Zero Waste Scotland has created resources that will help young people understand the importance of reducing food waste. These can be used in conjunction with our resources.

Please note
Whilst we are happy for you to use any of the resources listed on this page in the context of a learning activity they shouldn't be used for financial gain or to promote other programmes. Please provide any feedback that you may have on these resources to

Last reviewed: 11 Aug 2020