Butchery apprenticeship consultation opened

By Aidan Fortune

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The L2 Butcher Apprenticeship Standard is up for review later this year
The L2 Butcher Apprenticeship Standard is up for review later this year
The Food & Drink Training and Education Council (FTC) is calling for employers and apprentices to have their say on the L2 Butcher Apprenticeship Standard.

Due for review by the Institute for Apprenticeships later this year, the FTC is keen that industry opinion is taken into account in that review, so it has commissioned this consultation to get feedback from all those involved in the apprenticeship: employers, apprentices and training providers.

Both consultations deal with the relevancy of the scheme and how useful it is in terms of the apprentice’s current role.

The results of the consultation will be shared with the trailblazer group to help them in their preparations for the review.

The L2 Butcher Apprenticeship Standard was initially approved in September 2015 and included input from businesses such as ABP, Aubrey Allen, Bernard Matthews, Faccenda, Fairfax Meadow, J W Mettrick and Sons, John Taylor and Sons, Morrisons, Tulip and Walter Smith Fine Foods.

Apprentices can take their part of the survey here​ while employers can take their survey here​.

Last month, butchery students were rewarded at the Institute of Meat and Worshipful Company of Butchers’ Annual Prize-giving ceremony​ at Painters’ Hall in London, which was attended by the Princess Royal.

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