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Ftc wins National Award

25/5/2018 Posted in: General news

The Butcher Standard Apprenticeship, designed by parent company, ftc and a butchery employer group, has won ‘Training Scheme of the Year’ in the annual Meat Management Awards, held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. Celebrating the ‘creativity, innovation and excellence in the Uk’s meat industry’ the awards are judged by a combination of reader voting and an expert panel.

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FDQ is hiring

23/5/2018 Posted in: General news

We are looking for people with food industry experience!

Institute of Meat Chief Executive, Keith Fisher, on how your apprentice can get ahead in Butchery image

Institute of Meat Chief Executive, Keith Fisher, on how your apprentice can get ahead in Butchery

16/4/2018 Posted in: General news

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.” 

 

Qualification Feedback

16/4/2018 Posted in: General news

Chairman Bill Jermey Retires image

Chairman Bill Jermey Retires

16/3/2018 Posted in: General news

As my intended five-year stint with FDQ has now stretched to thirteen years, I have decided the time must be right to step down as Chairman of FDQ. My extended period of office is a measure of how much I have enjoyed working with this organisation, and seeing it develop into the leading food specialist awarding body it is today. I shall miss FDQ greatly, particularly the team; although I'll not be disappearing completely as I remain CEO of our parent company ftc, the skills charity. 

Did you Know...L2 Butcher Apprentices receive FREE IoM membership image

Did you Know...L2 Butcher Apprentices receive FREE IoM membership

20/12/2017 Posted in: General news

All FDQ Level 2 Butcher apprentices receive automatic free membership to respected industry body, the Institute of Meat, once they enrol and purchase their logbook? For the first time in its 71 year history the Institute of Meat (IoM) has opened its doors to apprentice members.

Feedback from Industry Survey and NSAFD decision on future of Food and Drink Framework

1/12/2017 Posted in: General news

A huge thanks to all of you who took the time to complete our industry survey on the closure of the Food and Drink Framework in April 2018. Although 87.5% of you voted against the closure of the framework, the NSAFD in their position as issuing authority, have chosen to press ahead with their plans to close it in April.

Delivering the WATOK qualifications has proved challenging; but great support from FDQ, we couldn't have done this without you!

Craig Kirby BSc, BVM&S, MRCVS

Association of Independent Meat Suppliers