The food and hospitality job market is one of the larger job markets in the country and many of these are sales or commercial roles. Cambridgeshire is a popular tourist destination both nationally with British holiday makers, but also from international visitors looking to see some of the historical architecture and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Due to the high level of visitors which come here each year, sales and commercial food jobs can be found in abundance.
The sales food jobs in Cambridgeshire include:
- Sales Manager
- Recruitment consultant
- Account Executive
- Food and Drink Buyer
The Cambridgeshire Area
Cambridgeshire is a county set in the south east of England and is one of the oldest known settlements in the United Kingdom. Cambridgeshire is steeped in history, having one of the oldest and most well-respected universities in the world but also Neolithic archaeological dig sites dating back to the Stone Age.
Cambridgeshire is one of the central counties in the south east of England, surrounded by other large counties such as Lincolnshire, Essex and Norfolk. The City of Cambridge is the second largest city in the area after Peterborough, but the whole region is well connected through transport routes to London, which is only 50 miles south. Due to the large amount of agriculture in the surrounding counties such as Norfolk and Suffolk, Cambridgeshire has a large number of sales food jobs posted regularly.
The county of Cambridge is also a major stronghold for food production and manufacturers, with many of the UK’s leading industry businesses having a factory, and many also basing their headquarters due to its prime location from other major cities. This means that there are as many sales food jobs in Cambridgeshire today as there were posted in total three years ago.
Some of the main production companies in Cambridgeshire include Princes, McCain Foods and The Good Food Company.
Your Food Job can help you find the job you are searching for
Yourfoodjob.com was first established in 2006 and has been steadily growing ever since. Today it is one of the fastest expanding job search websites for the food industry. If you are searching for a sales food jobs in Cambridgeshire or anywhere else in the country, one of the best places to start looking is on the Your Food Job website. It offers a number of simple but effective tools for maximising the chances of your job search, but also allows you to search through all of the top sales food jobs across the UK.
Every month, hundreds of job vacancies in the food and hospitality sector are posted on the website drawing in more than 60,000 job seekers. Due to the sheer number and variation of food companies in Cambridgeshire, many of the positions live on the website are for sales roles.
Sales food roles is the most rapidly expanding category on the Your Food Job website across the entire country. In 2011 the maximum number of sales related food jobs would have been 15 posts per month, however today in 2014, there are over 200 live positions. This makes it an increase of an incredible 1500% equating to 14% of all activity on the website.
Registration to yourfoodjob.com is free and instantly allows you access to over 1,000 live positions at any one time. It also allows you to set up Job Alerts, create your own Profile and access advice and guidance to help you get prepared for applications and interviews.
Job Alerts tool
Setting up job alerts is one of the best ways to ensure you are notified of positions as they go live on the website. It means that each time a sales food job matching your target job becomes available to apply for, you will get a notification in your email inbox.
Using key words and phrases like ‘Sales Food Jobs’ and a chosen location like ‘Cambridgeshire’, a job alert that matches your specifications can be set up in a matter of seconds.
The best thing about the job alerts tool on yourfoodjob.com is that you can set up more than one alert at a time. You can choose four separate keywords or phrases, four separate areas and four different industries should you wish to, which allows four separate searches to enhance your job search activities.
Setting up a profile
Setting up your own profile is an incredibly important part of your job search. While job alerts will allow you to keep track of any new positions posted, it is also helpful to allow recruiters to search for you too. Loads of agencies and recruiters use this method of searching to make sure they don’t receive applications from those who are not suitably qualified or who lack experience in the field.
Listing key knowledge, experience and skills such as ‘sales’ or ‘food sales’ allows recruiters looking to fill positions that require these skills to contact you directly for C.V’s or interviews.
There are three simple steps to set up your profile:
- Navigate to ‘create account’ on the Your Food Job website
- Enter all of your details and skills (Those with a red star * must be completed)
- Click ‘create an account’, and that’s it. You are now ready for recruiters to find.
One of the most difficult things is getting an interview. Applications are simple as long as your C.V is up to date and you might get some interest from recruitment agencies, but actually getting shortlisted is tough. Just having your C.V up to date is often not enough. There are loads of great ways to get recruiters interested in you that many job seekers are not aware of.
This is the reason yourfoodjob.com has a dedicated Career Advice area which offers articles and advice on how to get noticed. It can help you present transferrable skills in an effective ways and also offers interview advice.
With so many people graduating from university today, especially the calibre of graduates coming out of Cambridge University, it can be tricky to find work. This is why many companies offer graduate roles which are entry level, meaning you do not necessarily need the experience required for a non-graduate position. For more information on graduate sales food jobs in Cambridgeshire please visit www.yourfoodjob.com