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5/8/2019 Posted in: Funding news

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MEAT Ipswich learner is FDQ’s 100th EPA success!

15/5/2019 Posted in: General news

 

 Owen Smith

 Owen Smith learning lamb butchery skills at MEAT Ipswich butchery school.

 

  

Owen Smith (18) has become our 100th successful EPA candidate. Owen trained for his butchery apprenticeship with MEAT Ipswich, where his trainer, Stuart Davis, said of him,

 

"Owen is a pleasant and very well mannered young man. Owen has gained confidence throughout his apprenticeship and has applied his learning to practical situations at his place of work, enabling him to adapt certain practices to suit the needs of the company. "

 

Originally studying for  ‘A’ levels, Owen realised the academic route wasn’t for him, so applied for an apprentice butcher job with Ansell and Sons in Maldon, Essex. Though at first he struggled working a 39 hour week he enjoyed the butchery training, especially as he was being paid to learn! Since completing his butchery apprenticeship and end-point assessment he has become an integral part of the team. He loves interacting with people and feels he learns something new every day.

 

Now more than ever apprenticeships are a great way of bringing new people into your team, or developing the skills of existing staff. On 1st April employer contributions were halved from 10% to 5%. This means the Government funds 95% of the apprenticeship training costs. In some circumstances 100% of training costs are covered. Talk to one of our friendly team to find out more.

FDQ reach end-point assessment milestone image

FDQ reach end-point assessment milestone

15/3/2019 Posted in: General news

FDQ reach end-point assessment milestone

Institute of Meat and Worshipful Company of Butchers Prize-giving is a Royal Celebration image

Institute of Meat and Worshipful Company of Butchers Prize-giving is a Royal Celebration

25/2/2019 Posted in: General news

The achievements of apprentices, their training providers and employers were celebrated on the 21st February at the IoM annual prize-giving, at The Painters Hall, London.

 

 

When it comes to end-point assessment, don’t forget to look under the bonnet image

When it comes to end-point assessment, don’t forget to look under the bonnet

21/11/2018 Posted in: Blogs

Terry Fennell - Chief Executive 

MM Women in Meat Industry Awards 2018

15/11/2018 Posted in: General news

Two familiar faces to FDQ have been nominated as finalists in the Meat Management Women in Meat Industry Awards. 

Small employers receive Budget boost with apprenticeship fees halved image

Small employers receive Budget boost with apprenticeship fees halved

29/10/2018 Posted in: General news

In future small businesses need only contribute 5% towards their apprentices training, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced yesterday.

Dovecote Park celebrate achieving ‘Green’ centre quality rating for WATOK image

Dovecote Park celebrate achieving ‘Green’ centre quality rating for WATOK

25/10/2018 Posted in: General news

Showing their commitment to high standards, Dovecote Park brought their training team together this week for a celebratory photo of them receiving their ‘Green’ centre certification from FDQ. 

Terry Fennell meets Rt Hon Anne Milton image

Terry Fennell meets Rt Hon Anne Milton

25/10/2018 Posted in: General news

Here’s our Chief Executive, Terry, meeting the Minister of State for Skills and Apprenticeships at the FAB Conference on 18th October.

A thoroughly modern take on cake decoration, whilst ensuring traditional skills and standards are achieved.

Lorna Jones

Tameside College