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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

About

It’s goes without saying that food and drink are important to us, but beyond what we need to survive people invest a lot in enjoying their food and drink. This means there is an enormous number of possible careers available at all stages of the food production cycle, from farm to fork. You could work in a factory preparing food, a butcher shop or bakery selling fresh food or as a chef in a high-end restaurant, devoting immense care and skill to the preparation of meals.

Skills

    food production, sales & marketing, education & training, physical activity, time management, budgeting, health and safety, customer service, maintaining machines, communication, quality control, managing resources,

Key Facts

56,000
are directly employed in food and drink production
50%
increase in exports from the food and beverage sector since 2009
706
million. Value of Ireland's artisan and speciality food sector
142k
are employed in the restaurant industry

Labour Market Information

There were approximately 116,402 people employed in Food and Beverage services at the end of 2017. Indications are that employment in the sector has been growing, but with a high level of movement between jobs.

The agri-food industry is benefiting from sustained growth in exports, increasing demand for employees. But those prospects may be dented by Brexit, the effects of which the industry may be very exposed to.

Career Videos...

 
Wayne - Business Manager
Posted by McDonald's

Wayne - Business Manager

 
Kim - Customer Care
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Kim - Customer Care

 
Sinead Ni Ghairbhith - Cheese Maker
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Sinead Ni Ghairbhith - Cheese Maker

 
David Kehoe - Chef
Posted by Careers Portal

David Kehoe - Chef

College Course Videos...

 
Culinary Arts - Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT
Posted by Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT

Culinary Arts - Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT

 
Food Innovation DT421  - TU Dublin - Dublin City
Posted by TU Dublin - Dublin City

Food Innovation DT421 - TU Dublin - Dublin City

 
Culinary Arts CR640  - Cork Institute of Technology
Posted by Cork Institute of Technology

Culinary Arts CR640 - Cork Institute of Technology