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Careers in the UK flour milling industry

There are many different careers within the UK flour milling industry and many benefits of working in it. In one way or another nearly everyone in the UK purchases flour[i]; and it is a significant source of a range of vitamins and minerals[ii]. That’s quite some super-hero status – to both feed and nourish the nation.

Flour milling businesses subscribe to an ethos of innovation and continual development and the sector has a long history of investment in both monitoring and research projects, some going back over a century. This helps future proof the industry and provides a cutting edge workplace.

Careers in the industry are not limited to flour miller; also vital to the smooth running of mills are engineers, food scientists, nutritionists, lab workers, marketeers, accountants and hauliers – among others. A potential big draw to new recruits is that salaries within the flour milling industry are above the average norm for food manufacturing and on a par with advanced engineering sectors such as aerospace.

Other evidence of the industry’s commitment in investing in people is the comprehensive training packages offered – with over 95% of employees having studied on the bespoke flour milling distance learning programme.

[i] 99.8% of UK households purchase bread (Kantar worldpanel); 30% grocery products in big four supermarkets contains flour, (Data by Ascential)
[ii] National Diet and Nutrition Survey

Current vacancies - UK Flour Millers

Current vacancy: Communications Manager


UK Flour Millers is the trade association for the flour milling industry in Great Britain and Ireland. We represent a sector that plays a crucial part in the food chain, as flour is an ingredient in approximately one third of foods available in a typical supermarket.


We are looking for a talented communications specialist to work with our small team based in central London.  This is a role with some breadth as it covers consumer PR along with more corporate communications, member relationships, social media and events.  You will be involved in communications strategy creation and delivery, so will need to be able to both initiate and deliver projects across our portfolio. 


You are likely to have experience of consumer PR, either in an agency setting or in-house.  An understanding of membership organisations would be useful, but is not essential.  More important is enthusiasm, good analytical skills and the ability to work as a communications specialist in a broader team.   To succeed, you will need to be a good communicator (oral and written) and competent administrator; self-motivated, and open in terms of the subject material you deal with; and comfortable working as part of a team and on your own.


It is intended that this should be a full-time post; a part time position (minimum four days a week) could be considered, for an exceptional candidate. Our office is located in central London; although some homeworking is possible, you will frequently need to be in the office, or visiting other stakeholders.


A full-time salary of around £50,000 will be offered, along with generous pension support.


If you are interested in this post, please send your CV and a covering letter supporting your application to


For more information, see the Job Description.


The closing date for applications is 30 June 2023.

Current vacancies - Milling

Jobs within the milling industry are few and far between, so we don’t always have jobs available to advertise. If you think working in the milling industry would suit you please complete our “expression of interest” form and someone will get back to you, hopefully within 10-working days.

We can only accept forms from people who have the right to live and work in the UK.


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