The Welsh government has produced a new online jobs notice board, delivered by Food Skills Cymru, that aims to encourage people to consider a career in Wales’ food and drink industry.

With the aim of growing the sector’s value to £8.5 billion by 2025, the initiative is also geared towards increasing the number of employees in the sector who receive the Welsh Living Wage to 80%, both by 2025. Among its other objectives, the government also aims to create one of the most environmentally and socially responsible supply chains in the world.

The government said that the campaign website “offers a wealth of support, advice and guidance to help navigate the different career opportunities and business areas which may be of interest to those wishing to explore further.”

A “rapidly growing industry”

Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd, Lesley Griffiths said: “We all want to see the sector grow further and this campaign shines a light on the diverse, exciting and rewarding roles and opportunities which are vital to our food and drink industry here in Wales.

“With the impact of the pandemic continuing to shape people’s evaluation of circumstance and career paths, there are many reasons to choose a career in this rapidly growing industry. With rising and competitive salaries as well as many opportunities for training and growth, a job in food and drink can be a career for life.”

The Food Workforce Wales campaign can be found by clicking here.