Careers and Training


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.



nabim is committed to the development of the people within the flour milling industry and places a high priority on education and training.

For over 100 years nabim has been responsible for industry training. Its world-renowned flour milling correspondence courses form a Distance Learning Programme structured into seven modules. This programme provides an overview of the industry and process, and prepares students for examinations that lead to the nabim Advanced and Intermediate certificates in Flour Milling.

The flour milling industry is a highly skilled and challenging industry, with training and education playing a vital role for employee development.  It has recently developed a virtual flour mill which is now the hub of all its training resources.



Flour Production Miller, Sharpham Park

Due to continued and sustained growth at Sharpham Park we are looking to recruit a flour production miller. Joining a team producing outstanding British Spelt products retailing in both major supermarkets and specialist food stores alike, the candidate will ideally be from a food industry background, with milling experience an advantage.

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(Added 8 June 2020)



[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