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Tate & Lyle Overview

London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (TATYY)
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.<br/><br/>We make food extraordinary. For over 150 years, we&rsquo;ve been driven by our passion to create food people love. Because ... Read more

Mission: Tate & Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.<br/><br/>We make food extraordinary. For over 150 years, we&rsquo;ve been driven by our passion to create food people love. Because

Company Updates

  • Setting a bold target helps drive change, Tate &amp; Llye are committed to protecting the planet.

  • COVID-19

    One example from Singapore of how Tate &amp; Lyle are supporting local communities through challenging times.

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Tate & Lyle – Why Work With Us?

At Tate & Lyle, Our Values are very important to us, defining what we stand for and how we run our business.

Our Values


We protect our people; this is foundational to our business.

  • We always watch out for the safety of ourselves and others
  • We proactively identify safety risks and take the appropriate actions to report or fix them
  • We take responsibility for ensuring the right tools, support and skills are in place at work


We do what is right, no matter what.

  • We act as a positive role model for the people around us
  • We speak up against inappropriate actions and behaviours
  • We always do what we know is right, even when under significant pressure


We treat people fairly and value the world we live in.

  • We are open, honest and fair in the way we conduct ourselves
  • We treat everyone the same, always seeking to listen and understand the views of others
  • We take positive actions to protect and value the environment we live in

Our Behaviours


We work together as one global team to deliver for our customers.


We have the courage to act quickly and allow others to experiment and learn.


We deliver long-term results, balancing today’s needs with tomorrow’s possibilities.


A future of exciting opportunities

We are a global community of passionate experts; together we share a love of food and an enthusiasm for innovation and new ideas.

Our formula is quite simple: passion plus inspiration equals extraordinary. But to become extraordinary, we need every single person in Tate & Lyle to play their part. 

That’s why we’re building a culture where teamwork and respect are treasured and nurtured. Where inventiveness is encouraged. Where safety and quality are everything. Where shared passion and commitment build strong working relationships across the room, across the country and across the world.

Join us, and discover a world of opportunity.

Information Technology

Our IS/IT teams are the glue that holds our business together. They create the communications systems and technological infrastructure that connects our network of global offices and facilities, and ensure that things runs smoothly and effectively at all times.

Group Functions

Our business is a complex global operation, so consistency is vital. Our Global Functions teams provide advice all areas of our business and make sure they operate efficiently and effectively.


Our finance teams are vital to the success of our business: they provide vital insight and analysis that help influences key decision-making.

Food Technology, Innovation and R&D

We’re tireless in our mission to create innovative products and solutions our customers want and need.


Sales & Customer Service

Our Sales and Customer Service teams build strong, long-term relationships with our customers around the world.

Graduates & Interns

To build a truly great business, employing the best graduates is key. Although we don’t have an official programme, we are keen to recruit interns and new graduates across a number of our business areas and locations.

Manufacturing, Engineering and Supply Chain

This is where we help to create the extraordinary products we’re famous for and making sure our customers get what they need, when they need it.

Safety, Health and Environment

Looking after our people and the environment around us is important. We believe in doing the right things for the right reasons, so do our best to make decisions that are good for our people, good for the planet and good for business.

The future starts here. Everyone that works for us plays a key role in ‘Making Food Extraordinary’. By joining us, you can look forward to working with a team of experts that are passionate about food and constantly strive for extraordinary results.

An extraordinary place to work

We asked our people to tell us what’s special about working at Tate & Lyle and this is what they told us:

  1. People - A passion for food innovation that inspires people to do extraordinary things; we are all part of a team of experts that share the same goal.
  2. Innovation - We’re driven by innovation and change, always looking for ways to make our products tastier, healthier and more cost-effective.
  3. Impact - We are changing the face of food – few brands touch lives like we do. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved and together we share in the extraordinary successes we create.
  4. Reputation - We have a history of that spans more than 150 years and are known for our enduring strong Values. We are dedicated to building a modern, global business that puts its people first.

Benefits to employees

We take our responsibility for developing your career very seriously. There are many career development benefits to working at Tate & Lyle.

  1. Development - The Tate & Lyle My Development Portal gives you access to a range of tools, activities and programmes and enables you to manage your Individual Development Plan (IDP).
  2. Opportunities - We advertise vacancies internally so that all opportunities are available to you as a first priority.
  3. Performance - Your manager who will work with you to agree key objectives followed by regular feedback and performance reviews.
  4. Future skills - The Tate & Lyle Academy is our formal development tool and features on-line and face-to-face programmes that focus on the future skills needed to grow our business.

Everyone gets something different out of their experience at Tate & Lyle. Some love the diversity or the challenge and others value the global nature of our business. We’ve asked some of our people to share their reasons here.

Employee Testimonials

"Tate & Lyle has always been a very good, supportive place to work. They are very keen to make sure that the right people are in the right roles."

Patti Hedenberg
Research Scientist

"Tate & Lyle has supported my development in countless ways. It’s a place where we always take a step back and look for ways we can improve."

Jan du Preez
Commerical Director

Why our people love working here

Reason #1 - We embrace innovation and invention; this inspires people to do extraordinary things.

Reason #2 - At Tate & Lyle, having an adventurous spirit and a creative approach are prerequisites.

Reason #3 - We are global in every sense; we collaborate with partners around the world and our products are used by millions of people in every continent.

Reason #4 - We want to change food for the better. Our work is focused on improving people’s health around the world.

Reason #5 - Our reputation is built on our strong and enduring Values of Safety, Integrity and Respect and goes back more than 150 years.

Reason #6 - We recruit experts who are passionate about what they do and dedicated to making a real difference.

Reason #7 - Our purpose is to Make Food Extraordinary and you will be a big part of making this happen.

Reason #8 - We are an empowering company so welcome people with ambition that are excited by challenge and want to make a difference.

Reason #9 - We value our people and invest in them, so if you’re someone with high aspirations, we can help you achieve them.

Reason #10 - Our business is far reaching and diverse, so whatever your area of knowledge, there’s always an opportunity to learn something new.


Tate & Lyle Reviews

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    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time (More than 10 years)


    They are very safe about what they do I have been working there for 12 years and get very good pay for it.They also approved for me and my wife to work there as a group with good flexible hours.


    to me there are no cons

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Tate & Lyle Interviews



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    Standard phone interview followed by an onsite interview. The onsite experience was very disappointing as was the lack of any response following the interview. The lack of respect that was displayed during and after the interview was disappointing. Steer clear!

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