Communication ranked as the main skill for food scientists and technologists according to a brand new report.
A team from the EU’s TrackFast job (Training Requirements and Careers for Knowledge based Food Science and Technology in Europe) conducted a Europe wide study to find out the skills most useful to employers in the business.
Evaluation of the results found that ‘soft skills’, topped by communicating, were rated more significant than any food sciencespecific expertise, catching 76 per cent of all skills mentioned. Product development was the highest rated business-specific competence.
The researchers concluded the acquisition of soft skills would help improve Europe’s food workforce.