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  • Jane Downes Chair
    Jo Sterritt Quality Director
  • Terry Fennell Chief Executive & Responsible Officer
    Joe Seddon Quality Co-Ordinator
  • Andrew Key IT & Operations Director
    James Richardson EPA Butchery Manager
  • Charlotte Burkill Operations Administrator
    Kevin Meades EPA Accounts Manager
  • Debbie Guy Accounts Administrator

MEAT Ipswich learner is FDQ’s 100th EPA success!

15/5/2019

 

 Owen Smith

 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.

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FDQ reach end-point assessment milestone

15/3/2019

FDQ reach end-point assessment milestone

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