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.
The butchery apprenticeship, also known as the ‘trailblazer butchery apprenticeship’ was launched in 2016, with industry leaders hailing it, ‘the best apprentice programme ever in our 100-year history.’ Since then there have been over 500 starts on the programme, with several of the apprentices now progressing onto the Advanced Butcher apprenticeship programme.
Commenting on the win, Terry Fennell, who steered the standard to approval on behalf of ftc said,
‘I’m delighted with this win. It’s testimony to the fact that great things happen when people work together. The butchery apprenticeship is reinvigorating the industry and I’m very proud to have been a part of its development.’
The night also saw awards being won by key industry stakeholders. Many were active members of the employer group responsible for the development of the butchery apprenticeship. Congratulations especially to: Dunbia, ABP, Aubrey Allen, Avara and The Worshipful Company of Butchers. For more information on the event and to see the full list of winners, click here.