Future job prospects of the occupation in EU in 2016-2030

In 2017, food preparation helpers accounted for 0.87% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 1,993,318.

During the period 2012-2017, the number of people employed as food preparation helpers in EU changed by 28.03%.

In 2017, food preparation helpers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Accommodation & food (1,314,702)
  • Health & social care (235,219)
  • Education (163,062) 
  • Wholesale & retail trade (70,812)
  • Manufacturing (61,946)

Countries with highest employment share of food preparation helpers in 2017:

  • Denmark (2.07%)
  • Cyprus (1.71%)
  • Ireland (1.53%)
  • United Kingdom (1.52%)
  • Sweden (1.35%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for food preparation helpers in EU is projected to change by 0.40%

Future job prospects of food preparation helpers across Member States in 2016-2030

Importance of tasks of food preparation helpers in EU in 2016

Usual range of monthly gross income in the occupation in EU in 2016 (EUR, in Purchasing power parity)

Employment of food preparation helpers in EU in 2017 by economy sectors

Employment of food preparation helpers in EU in 2017 by field of study

Future job openings of food preparation helpers for educational level possessed in EU in 2016-2030 by education level