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IFST launches new food careers info portal

28/9/2017 Posted in: General News
The Institute of Food Science and Technology has launched a new web portal, called foodstart.org.uk. From here students and teachers can access a range of resources to find out more about careers in... Read more

What is a Profession? asks Bill Jermey

What is a Profession? asks Bill Jermey

26/7/2017 Posted in: General News
FDQ Chairman, Bill, a passionate advocate of education and training in the Food and Drink sector. Bill urges sector levy payer businesses to harness the advantages of apprenticeships to raise the... Read more
Winner of Premier Young Butcher 2017 announced at Meatup

Winner of Premier Young Butcher 2017 announced at Meatup

07/6/2017 Posted in: General News
Four talented young butchers showcased their skills at Meatup on 24-25 May. All were fighting to win the title of Premier Young Butcher 2017, a competition hosted by the National Federation of Meat... Read more
Award winning Butchery employer stresses value of apprenticeships

Award winning Butchery employer stresses value of apprenticeships

05/6/2017 Posted in: General News
Lucianne Allen, Sales and Marketing Director of Aubrey Allen gave an impassioned speech on how the Butchery Apprenticeship not only provided genuine career opportunities for young people, but also... Read more
Success rewarded for first Level 2 Butchery Trailblazers at Meatup

Success rewarded for first Level 2 Butchery Trailblazers at Meatup

03/6/2017 Posted in: General News
After successfully completing their End Point Assessments (EPA’s), Walter Smith apprentices, Reece Nevard, Curtis Brind and Stephen Maltby were each presented with their Institute for... Read more
Butchery Apprentice achieves success in Australia

Butchery Apprentice achieves success in Australia

27/4/2017 Posted in: General News
Level 2 Butcher Standard Apprentice, Hannah Blakey is living proof of how far a career in butchery can take you – all the way to Australia in fact! Hannah, who is just 17 years old and an... Read more
ftc Chief Executive, Bill Jeremy, Applauds the Governments Reform of Apprenticeships

ftc Chief Executive, Bill Jeremy, Applauds the Governments Reform of Apprenticeships

18/4/2017 Posted in: Press Features
In this months Meat Management magazine Bill looks back over the 'dark years'  of past government policies and applauds the reform of apprenticeships as a long-awaited move in the right... Read more
First IoM Trailblazer Apprentices Sit End-Point Assessments – Press Coverage

First IoM Trailblazer Apprentices Sit End-Point Assessments – Press Coverage

09/4/2017 Posted in: Press Features
After a year of being an apprentice member of the Institute of Meat (IoM), three Walter Smith apprentices are now sitting their final assessments (EPA). (more…) Read more
Apprenticeship frameworks could be discontinued without SFA approval argues ftc Chairman

Apprenticeship frameworks could be discontinued without SFA approval argues ftc Chairman

12/3/2017 Posted in: General News
The UK’s food and drink apprenticeship frameworks could be discontinued, FE Week has learned. The Skills Funding Agency is currently deciding on which frameworks it will discontinue from April... Read more
IoM Annual Prize-giving – Press Coverage

IoM Annual Prize-giving – Press Coverage

04/3/2017 Posted in: Press Features
Over a hundred meat industry guests gathered at the Tallow Chandlers Hall, London, in February 2017, for the IoM annual Prize-Giving, which has been awarding individual achievement for more than 25... Read more
IoM & WCB Livery Celebrate Industry’s Finest at the IoM Annual Prize-giving

IoM & WCB Livery Celebrate Industry’s Finest at the IoM Annual Prize-giving

23/2/2017 Posted in: General News
Over a hundred guests gathered yesterday at the Tallow Chandlers Hall, London, for the IoM's annual Prize-Giving, which has been awarding individual achievement for more than 25 years. The event... Read more
Government calls for large employers to sign up to Apprenticeship Service

Government calls for large employers to sign up to Apprenticeship Service

14/2/2017 Posted in: General News
With the Apprenticeship Levy launching on 6 April, employers with a wage bill exceeding £3m per annum are being urged to sign up to the new apprenticeship service. To encourage investment into... Read more
Butchery Trailblazer Chair Appointed to New Institute for Apprenticeships Board

Butchery Trailblazer Chair Appointed to New Institute for Apprenticeships Board

30/1/2017 Posted in: Press Features
Press coverage for Paul Cadman's appointment to the Institute for Apprenticeships Board (more…) Read more
Butchery Trailblazer Chair Appointed to New Institute for Apprenticeships Board

Butchery Trailblazer Chair Appointed to New Institute for Apprenticeships Board

30/1/2017 Posted in: General News
Ftc is delighted to announce that Paul Cadman, Chair of the trailblazer group responsible for the Level 3 Advanced Butchery Standard, is to sit on the board of the new Institute for... Read more
Competing Drives up Apprentices Skills

Competing Drives up Apprentices Skills

22/1/2017 Posted in: General News
According to FE Week success in competitions not only improves apprentices skills but can provide a base to build apprenticeship training overall to world-class standards. Read the full article... Read more
World Skills UK Butchery Competition

World Skills UK Butchery Competition

17/1/2017 Posted in: General News
ftc are pleased to support this skills based Butchery Competition. Registration opens on 1st March until 7th April 2017. (more…) Read more
Training providers welcome crackdown on apprenticeship ‘cartels’

Training providers welcome crackdown on apprenticeship ‘cartels’

05/1/2017 Posted in: Press Features
The Times Educational Supplement reports on Government plans to prevent exploitation of Training Providers. This is due to organisations being asked to pay to be included on several 'approved'... Read more
Reaseheath College Offers New Butchery Apprenticeship

Reaseheath College Offers New Butchery Apprenticeship

28/12/2016 Posted in: Press Features
Reaseheath College in Cheshire has become the first training provider in the north west to offer employer-focused qualifications for butchery apprenticeships. Visit www.meatinfo.co.uk for more... Read more
Digital Apprenticeship Service : Video Presentation

Digital Apprenticeship Service : Video Presentation

15/12/2016 Posted in: General News
The National Apprenticeship Service has created a new narrated presentation to explain the main features of the digital apprenticeship service (DAS). (more…) Read more
ABP begins ‘process butcher’ trailblazer apprenticeships

ABP begins ‘process butcher’ trailblazer apprenticeships

16/11/2016 Posted in: General News
ABP UK is showing its support for the Level 2 Butchery Standard by starting 29 new apprentices on the Butchery Trailblazer’s Process Butcher pathway at five of its sites across the country. ... Read more
Government claims almost 3 million apprenticeships created since May 2010

Government claims almost 3 million apprenticeships created since May 2010

21/10/2016 Posted in: General News
The Department of Education has released provisional figures showing a rise in the number of people in training and apprenticeships. The figures reveal that this year alone there are around 905,000... Read more
Advanced Butcher Apprenticeship gets government approval

Advanced Butcher Apprenticeship gets government approval

20/10/2016 Posted in: General News
The Butchery Employer Trailblazer Group (BETG) has received final Government approval for the Advanced Butcher Apprenticeship – only three months on from its original submission. (more…) Read more
New Butchery Apprenticeship Achieves Industry Recognition In National Awards

New Butchery Apprenticeship Achieves Industry Recognition In National Awards

30/5/2016 Posted in: General News
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... Read more
New Apprentices Welcomed by Institute of Meat

New Apprentices Welcomed by Institute of Meat

26/4/2016 Posted in: General News
On Tuesday 19th March the Institute of Meat formally welcomed the first Apprentice grade members in its seventy year history. (more…) Read more
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