We continue to choose FDQ for their high levels of expertise in food industry qualifications.
Those working within this industry may work across growing, process and preparation, supply or retail.
FDQ has developed a suite of qualifications for people working in fresh produce processing and supply businesses in any one of a range of production, sales and processing roles.
This suite of fresh produce industry skills qualifications will assist fresh produce businesses in up skilling their workforce, recognising their current skills or enabling them to begin to build specialist knowledge in specific areas of interests.
These qualifications offer the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to confirm competence at work. These can cover a broad range of roles from operatives on automated lines, in packaging and distribution as well as sales through to technicians.
The qualifications within this suite provide fresh produce businesses with an opportunity to develop good practices and understanding. They allow skills and knowledge to developed in a wide variety of areas depending upon the type of business and processes/products that apply. Learners can qualify in areas as diverse as storage and handling, fresh produce processing, sales and service, packaging and distribution.
The broad menu of skills and knowledge within the qualifications can be chosen to reflect the role, responsibilities and development needs of learners. Learners can build skills in areas such as purchasing, ripening, storage, diagnosing problems, quality control, energy efficiency and transportation. They will also have access to technical knowledge and understanding.
These are particularly popular with employers as training and assessment can be carried out largely within the workplace. This means qualifications can be undertaken during the working day and require minimal time off the job.
The qualifications and associated training can be tailored to be relevant to an individual’s daily work and business procedures, to ensure maximum benefit is derived by both the learner and their business.
Having worked in the meat trade for almost half a century people often ask how I stay so motivated and interested in the business. That’s an easy question to answer – “because butchery is an exciting business to be in.”