Bradley Phelan has become FDQ's youngest ever process butchery apprentice to successfully complete their apprenticeship, at just 17 years of age.
The Bishop Burton learner, who works for Cranswick Country Foods at their Preston site, completed his apprenticeship with almost three months to spare before his 18th birthday.
His Butchery Course Leader, Paul Nicholson, at Bishop Burton College, said of the talented youngster,
"Bradley has always given 100% throughout his qualification, he has shown a great passion for the butchery trade and Cranswick Country Foods. He is a smart young man with a great vision of how and where he wants to be within the butchery world."
Sally Moores, Cranswick's Butchery Academy Area Leader, had this to add,
"Bradley joined us a month after leaving school and has been very successful. He is a key member of the team. Even before passing the apprenticeship he achieved Grade 3 (Cranswick go from Grade 4 to 1, 1 being the best) which is really impressive for someone his age and also considering the length of time has been with the business. I am sure that he is going to have a really successful career with us and I look forward to seeing what he will achieve. "