Traineeships can provide the perfect opportunity to prepare 16-24 year olds for work or further study.
ftc Group Operations Director
In summary, these individualised programmes of study are short sharp injections of skills development and training which were introduced in this country in September 2013.
Providers and employers can use the traineeship programmes to bring a range of elements, including qualifications together to support individual progression into the world of work or further work-focused training.
Food traineeships are composed of:
Traineeships will last a maximum of six months and offer a guaranteed interview with the work placement host at the end of the placement.
FDQ has designed food and drink traineeships to support the development and recognition of learners in their work preparation and training.
These food traineeship qualifications make available skills and knowledge units of assessment from essential areas including Employability, Enterprise and Food Skills and Knowledge.
The target group for traineeships is 16 - 24 year olds who:
Should you wish to talk to FDQ about the FDQ food traineeships, please call us today.
Trained and assessed in a learning or college environment, these qualifications are also known as vocationally-related qualifications (VRQs).
They are designed to support progression to the next level of learning.
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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