Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.

Author:Food & Drink Training & Education Council
Country:United Kingdom
Start Year:2015

Terry Fennell  - Group Operations Director


Types of organisation:Professional bodies and networks
Description:With over 50 years of experience in the meat, bakery and food industry, the team at FTC pledges to offer unrivalled technical support to stakeholders on policy, funding, delivery and implementation of apprenticeships in the Butchery trades and across the wider food industry.  Working with range of small to large food industry employers, FTC will support apprenticeship leaders and delivery practitioners with advice and guidance on quality assurance best practice and preparation or the newly reformed programmes that are commencing across the UK in 2015/16.
Short company / organisation description:The Food and Drink Training and Education Council (ftc) is a dedicated food industry skills charity and is the parent company of a group including the Institute of Meat (IoM) and FDQ. IoM is the professional body for the meat industry and FDQ is the awarding organisation specialising in food and drink supply chain qualifications.  FTC is committed to supporting meat and food businesses in the design and delivery of apprenticeships providing a range of technical and advisory services, this is supplemented by the Group functions of qualification development (FDQ) and in terms of professional body recognition for the Butchery that is provided by the Institute of Meat (IoM).
Area of action: Supply
Area of action: Quality
Area of action: Image
Partners:FTC has a number of food industry partners ranging from small employers such as Walter Smith Fine Foods to large international businesses such as ABP and Dunbia who supply meat to the wholesale market. In addition we have strategic relationships with professional bodies such as the Institute for Food Science and Technology and the Worshipful Company of Butchers. FTC also works closely with training providers and colleges and their respective trade bodies.

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