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Why choose a career in FMCG?


As one of the most competitive sectors in the global economy, the consumer goods industry calls for a large and varied workforce. Although the sector is incredibly fast-paced, the consumer goods industry is a good platform for graduates to grow on a personal and professional level.


If you are a graduate in the midst of exploring your options, here is a list of five reasons why you should choose a career in FMCG.


1. Wide variety of employment prospects


If you are searching for a job in a sector that is secure, there aren’t many other safer options than FMCG. This is a sector that will always have job opportunities because it involves the selling of goods that people use every single day.


There are a wide number of roles available in the industry that necessitates different skills and expertise. Areas of work in this sector include; distribution and logistics, health and safety, food technology and so much more. Whether you’ve just graduated from an engineering, a business or arts and humanities background, there will be a job opportunity for you.


2. Fast-paced and innovative work environment


FMCG thrives on innovation, so if you’re interested in working in an industry that prioritizes new ideas and different ways of thinking, then this industry could be the perfect fit for you.


FMCG businesses cannot afford to stand still if they want to remain competitive in the industry. Every person in the company is required to play their part in ensuring that they are producing new products, improving existing ones and selling to new and existing consumer groups.


There is certainly never a dull moment in this industry.


3. Big names and big brands


Companies recognized from all over the world – such as Unilever, L’Oréal, Dove, Dettol etc. are all involved in the FMCG sector, whether they are focused on single or multiple product areas. So finding a job in this sector enables you to be at the forefront of the latest developments instigated by the leading brands.


Of course, the big names are not the only companies in the industry, so it may be that you have a specific business that you’d love to work for. When you truly believe in a product that you use every day, there is a strong incentive for you to succeed in the work that you do.


4. Professional growth and development


Due to the very nature of the FMCG industry as well as the fact that hard workers can have instant success, it is definitely possible to progress in your career at a rapid pace. As the name itself suggests, things happen very quickly in FMCG so if you have got a product that is selling well, then you can have a huge success that will forever look great on your CV.


5. You’ll be making a difference


If you like the idea of making a difference in peoples’ lives, a career in FMCG may be a great choice for you. Can you imagine a life where toothpaste isn’t readily available, or a box of cereal is a rare find in the supermarket? This role that this industry plays is one that permeates our everyday lives and has a direct impact on our lifestyles.



Every person in the world is a consumer, and so there will always be a need for affordable and available consumer goods. You will be in the centre of the process that works to satisfy this demand!

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