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
13/3/2018 Posted in: General news
Butchery’s not just for boys
Being National Butchers Week this week and International Women’s Day only last week it seems a good time to highlight the success of Hannah Blakey, an apprentice butcher from Yorkshire.
Hannah has just been awarded Apprentice of the Year by the York Butchers Gild. This is just the tip of the iceberg of her many achievements though.
In the last two years Hannah has:
All this and she’s only 18. As the slogan says, ‘GET IN, GO FAR’
Find out more about our butchery apprenticeship here
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.