Leading food and drink manufacturers, including United Biscuits, will join forces this week to inspire more young people to consider careers in the UK’s largest manufacturing sector.

The Big Bang UK Scientists and Engineers Fair, taking place this week, is part of the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) Taste Success – A Future in Food careers campaign. It wants to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

This year, United Biscuits will join international organisations including Mars UK and PepsiCo UK at the show in offering a range of displays and interactive activities to promote STEM careers.

Tim Rycroft, corporate affairs director at the FDF, said: “Visitors will be able to learn first-hand from apprentices and graduates about what it is like to work in the industry, while learning about the various routes available.”