You’ll use your creative and technical skills to develop ideas for improved or new packaging and build examples to test whether your ideas will work. Part of your time will be office based and the rest will be on production lines, overseeing tests in collaboration with packaging engineers. You’ll also work with graphic designers and see your final packaging on the supermarket shelves every day.
Food and drink packaging serves many important purposes. It stops contents from being damaged, ensures food and drink are safe to consume by preventing contamination, and carries important product information about ingredients and where they’re sourced from. It is also designed to attract customers.