27/7/2018 Posted in: General news
Congratulations to Lucy Rowlinson, from Grants Butchers in Crewe, our first Apprentice of the Month! Lucy has just completed her Level 2 Butcher end-point assessment (EPA).
25/5/2018 Posted in: General news
The Butcher Standard Apprenticeship, designed by parent company, ftc and a butchery employer group, has won ‘Training Scheme of the Year’ in the annual Meat Management Awards, held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. Celebrating the ‘creativity, innovation and excellence in the Uk’s meat industry’ the awards are judged by a combination of reader voting and an expert panel.
23/5/2018 Posted in: General news
We are looking for people with food industry experience!
16/4/2018 Posted in: General news
Having worked in the meat trade for almost half a century people often ask how I stay so motivated and interested in the business. That’s an easy question to answer – “because butchery is an exciting business to be in.”
16/3/2018 Posted in: General news
As my intended five-year stint with FDQ has now stretched to thirteen years, I have decided the time must be right to step down as Chairman of FDQ. My extended period of office is a measure of how much I have enjoyed working with this organisation, and seeing it develop into the leading food specialist awarding body it is today. I shall miss FDQ greatly, particularly the team; although I'll not be disappearing completely as I remain CEO of our parent company ftc, the skills charity.
14/3/2018 Posted in: General news
20/12/2017 Posted in: General news
All FDQ Level 2 Butcher apprentices receive automatic free membership to respected industry body, the Institute of Meat, once they enrol and purchase their logbook? For the first time in its 71 year history the Institute of Meat (IoM) has opened its doors to apprentice members.
1/12/2017 Posted in: General news
A huge thanks to all of you who took the time to complete our industry survey on the closure of the Food and Drink Framework in April 2018. Although 87.5% of you voted against the closure of the framework, the NSAFD in their position as issuing authority, have chosen to press ahead with their plans to close it in April.