We are delighted to welcome you to the Food Industry Training Unit’s website and we hope you will find it both interesting and informative.

Who we are

The Food Industry Training Unit (FITU) was established by the Faculty of Food Science and Technology, University College Cork (UCC), 23 years ago. This was in recognition of the importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to the food and related sectors.

What we do

The FITU services the part-time CPD and training needs of people working in, or associated with, the food and related industry sectors and is an example of UCC’s readiness to evolve and respond to the needs of this rapidly growing sector of industry.

The Unit works on a day-to-day basis with academic and technical staff internally in UCC and externally in partnership with industry and with Government and state agencies.

FITU is in a prime position to respond to food science and technology, food biotechnology and food management industry challenges as the critical mass of expertise in the University is uniquely positioned to satisfy this need.

We would be delighted to hear from you and discuss your CPD and training requirements at any stage.

Best wishes,


Mary McCarthy-Buckley, Training Manager, Food Industry Training Unit, University College Cork

Email m.mccarthybuckley@ucc.ie

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