• Food industry skills charity. Dedicated to building a world class food industry in the UK.

  • I am really pleased to welcome the launch of ftc and the opportunity to work with a partner whose focus is on developing talent across the whole of the food sector.
    Jon Poole, Institute of Food Science and Technology
  • It is exciting to be part of a growing charity with so much potential build skills and talent and to encourage young people to enter the food industry.
    Clare Cheney, Consultative Group Chair, ftc
  • It is vital that the work of our charitable skills council should reflect the needs of the food and drink industry today.
    Bill Jermey, Chief Executive, ftc

Advanced Butcher Apprenticeship gets government approval


The Butchery Employer Trailblazer Group (BETG) has received final government approval for the Advanced Butcher Apprenticeship. 

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New Butchery Apprenticeship Achieves Industry Recognition In National Awards


We are delighted to announce that ftc have achieved ‘Finalist’ status in the ‘Training Scheme of the Year’ at the 2016 Meat Management Industry Awards, for its work in developing the trailblazer apprentice scheme in butchery

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New Apprentices Welcomed by Institute of Meat


On Tuesday 19th March the Institute of Meat formally welcomed the first Apprentice grade members in its seventy year history.

Curtis Brind, Reece Nevard, Jack Hewson and Stephen Maltby of Walter Smith Fine Foods are all enrolled on the Level 2 Butchery Apprenticeship, and so qualify for the new category of membership, App.Inst.M.

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