Fishmonger apprentices may work in independent high street fishmongers, supermarket fish counters or even mobile fishmonger vans. The fishmonger apprenticeship is about so much more than filleting fish. A fishmonger apprentice also needs excellent customer service and selling skills to develop good relationships with their customers. The apprenticeship helps build a broad range of skills, making apprentices highly valued employees. Talented fishmonger apprentices may go on to run or even own a fishmongering business.
There are 3 components to the apprenticeship: the training programme, mandatory qualifications and end point assessment (EPA).
Apprentices will need to successfully complete the 3 mandatory standard components: core knowledge, skills and behaviours, prior to sitting their EPA. To find out more about the Fishmonger Apprenticeship see the Fishmonger Standard.
Apprentices are also required to attempt Level 2 English and Maths before sitting their EPA, though success at this level is not compulsory.
Duration: 24 months
Funding Band: 15 (£12,000)
Standard Number: STO194
FDQ are approved to deliver end-point assessment for the Level 2 Fishmonger apprenticeship.
This means we’re able to offer everything you need, from qualification registration through to end-point assessment itself.
Working with FDQ you’ll also have access to our extensive support materials, such as preparation guides and mock exams. It all helps to give your fishmonger apprentice the best chance of success.
To find out more about the end-point assessment talk to one of our friendly EPA team on 0113 3970 395 or email us at EPA@fdq.org.uk
Alternatively, you can download our EPA guide to the Fishmonger Apprenticeship Standard.
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.Read more
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