What do they do?

Food and beverage manufacturing workers make flour products (miller), beer products (brewery worker) or food products. They typically work in factories or on large production lines and with more experience can become production managers in their area of expertise.

A typical day

Typically an eight-hour day or shift work. 

Food manufacturing workers work on different parts of the production line, learning specific skills for each role.

You may also undertake training on specialist equipment and may learn to make minor repairs and maintain the equipment you use. 

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Sound like you?

  • English
  • Economics
  • Food or Nutrition
  • Physical Education or Health.
  • Confident communicator
  • Good literacy and numeracy
  • Good initiative/‘can do’ attitude
  • Good work habits/time
    management.
  • Customer service or helping people 
  • Working with machinery
  • Working with computers.
  • Inside (workshop or plant)
  • One place everyday.

Pathway

There are no minimum entry requirements 

  • Food Technology – Health and Safety

Traineeship

  • Process Worker
  • Miller
  • Brewery Worker.

Higher learning

  • Team Leader
  • Specialist Technical Advisor
  • Plant Supervisor
  • Production Manager
  • Teacher/Tutor.

Higher learning

  • Business Manager
  • Business Owner.