Whatever you've eaten today it's likely a Harper Adams graduate helped bring that food to your plate.
With a Harper Adams degree you could become one of the 3.2 million people working in food and drink in more than 100,000 locations across the UK - not to mention the global opportunities. We work with some of the biggest names in the industry to help our students become the food technicians and scientists of the future.
“My placement manager phoned me at the start of my final year to tell me that they wanted to offer me a graduate trainee job. I can't tell you how thrilled I was.”
Harper Adams students often make such an impression on their placement employers that they go on to great careers with them after graduating. Stephanie Swinyard is the latest graduate to return to Dalehead Foods, which supplies Waitrose with over 400 products, including fresh pork, bacon, sausage, cooked meats, lamb and added value products.
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Why study Food Technology and Innovation at Harper Adams? What we eat comes to us through a food supply chain, from the farm to the food on your plate. Our students are able to see this chain in action right here on campus, from our commercial farm with its diverse crops and livestock, to processing in our specialist food centre - and finally enjoying delicious food in our dining hall!
You'll learn about the different stages of the chain from the farmers growing crops and rearing livestock, to those researching, creating and testing new products, to the processors who create what we eat, and the marketers, logistics and retail professionals who bring it to you, the consumer.
Not to mention the scientists, project managers, finance and purchasing specialists, legal, sales and human resource professionals. All have a part to play - and as you learn more about the industry, through lectures, practicals, seminars, visits to food companies and your placement, you'll get a better idea of where your own interests might take you.
Our friendly and helpful teaching staff know their stuff; they are experienced technologists and specialists in food production, manufacture and human nutrition. You'll also learn from visiting lecturers from industry and the public sector, and other Harper Adams staff specialising in agriculture, livestock and business.
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