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Employment within the dairy industry associated sectors

The dairy industry also plays a crucial role in supporting other industries, such as the food and drink sector, which relies heavily on dairy products as ingredients for their products.
From farm workers to food manufacturing operatives the dairy sector covers a wide spectrum of job roles, both directly and indirectly.

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Employment in the milk and dairy sector

The dairy sector plays a significant role in the UK. Our processing members play a vital role in their communities employing 24,000 people at processing sites around the country. On top of that, dairy farms employ 50,000 more people, both directly and in supporting industries.

14 billion

litres of milk are produced by British dairy farmers each year.


named British cheeses are produced in the UK today.

14 billion

of the workforce being female

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Economic Value

The UK’s Dairy industry is a significant part of the UK’s agricultural sector, with over 13,000 dairy farms and around 1.9 million dairy cows in the country.
Dairy products are a staple in many households, with fresh milk being the most consumed dairy product in the UK. In fact, the average person in the UK consumes around 70 litres of fresh milk per year. The UK’s dairy industry is represented by Dairy UK, a trade association that promotes the interests of dairy farmers and processors in the country. To find out more about Dairy UK, click here.
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Sector Insight

The dairy industry in the UK provides a wide range of jobs, from farm workers to milkmen, cheese makers, and dairy product manufacturers, and includes the processing and distribution of fresh milk, milk powders, and other dairy products.
Recruiting the next wave of professionals to help meet the growing demand for a valuable global commodity is what we do best. At Everest People Solutions, we help dairy farmers, producers, and processing companies hire the competencies they need to run efficient, cost-effective operations. From production, purchasing and processing, to storage and supply of dairy products in the market, we source people with the right skills and dedication to their work, helping your business meet its obligations and grow to the next level and beyond.
Outside of London, cities that had the highest bakery recruitment needs were Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield, and Liverpool. Bakery hires are needed in supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, coffee shops, or baked goods businesses for food service vending. here.

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