Candidates

Finding the best in food and drink industry jobs

We know how much finding the right food and drink industry job means to you, so we’ll keep on going until we find the one that’s absolutely perfect.

That’s where we’re different to other food recruitment businesses. We’re not just in it for the money – we’re in it to make careers, to make people happy, to make every job count. And so far, it’s all going rather well.

The thing is, we don’t try to be all things to all people. We’re specialists in food and drink manufacturing, so that’s the industry we work with. Zest consultants work in vertical markets and are specialists in their sectors, so, even if your perfect job isn’t listed on our site, we’ll pro-actively seek it out for you, all you have to do is get in touch.

We’re a friendly bunch with a real pride and passion for what we do. Every candidate gets our full attention and our best efforts. When you’re happy, we’re happy.

  • 1

    Initial contact

    If you've got experience in this industry we'd love to meet you. Just get in touch, send us a copy of your CV and we'll get started.
  • 2

    Telephone interview

    We'll give you a call to chat about your experience and what you're looking to do now. We can also give you some advice about improving your CV to really showcase your talents.
  • 3

    Face to face interview

    This is where we'll go into detail about your experience and career aspirations. Then we'll give you an honest view of what types of roles and companies are most suited to your skills.
  • 4

    Your individual action plan

    We create a unique action plan to help find your ideal job, looking at potential brands and career progression to find the role which is right for you for.
  • 5

    Putting you forward

    We'll search for your perfect job and send your details on to the relevant person. Of course, we'll never send your CV to anyone without asking you first.
  • 6

    Getting you ready

    We want to guide you through the whole recruitment process. So if you need help preparing for an interview, overcoming nerves or getting through an assessment, we're here to support you.
  • 7

    Interviews

    When you're asked to attend an interview, we'll set this up for you and make sure you have all the information you need to make a good first impression.
  • 8

    Feedback

    When you go for an interview, we'll get detailed feedback from the client so we can tell you honestly how you came across and what their comments were.
  • 9

    Facilitate offer process

    Congratulations, you've been offered a job! We’ll then help you agree your package and set a mutually convenient start date.
  • 10

    Post-placement review

    We're always looking for ways to improve what we do, so we welcome feedback as we help you settle in to your new job.
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Latest food and drink industry jobs

  • Health, Safety & Environmental Officer

    Derbyshire
    £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits Benefits
  • Packaging & Design Coordinator

    Dorset
    £25000 - £27000 per annum
  • NPD & Innovations Manager

    London
    £45000 - £50000 per annum

Food & drink manufacturing recruitment specialists

You'll enjoy working with us. We have a real appetite for what we do and spend time making sure we do it right. We know our stuff too - so you'll get real intelligence without any of the waffle you might be used to. So whether you're looking for your next challenge or your next member of staff, come to Zest, where every job counts.

Zest Foundation

Life isn't always easy for young people. Many we meet have no direction, no goals and no support. We wanted to make a difference for these local 16-25 year olds, so we set up the Zest Foundation to give them new opportunities and hopefully, a renewed focus and energy for the future!