6/9/2019 Posted in: General news
Respected trade title, Food Manufacture, recently approached our CEO on the subject of how apprenticeships can help attract people into the industry. We know the new apprenticeship standards, especially the food and drink processes operator apprenticeship could be game-changers for the industry. But is the message getting across? Read the full article here
5/8/2019 Posted in: Funding news
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15/5/2019 Posted in: General news
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.
15/3/2019 Posted in: General news
FDQ reach end-point assessment milestone
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.
21/11/2018 Posted in: Blogs
Terry Fennell - Chief Executive
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.
29/10/2018 Posted in: General news
In future small businesses need only contribute 5% towards their apprentices training, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced yesterday.
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.