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Apprenticeships

For more information regarding apprenticeships in England please visit the website below:

 

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

 

To view the apprenticeship information leaflet please click here

 

 

Industry Information

 

To view the latest stats regarding the food & drink industry in the UK provided by the Food & Drink Federaton please click here

 

To view the latest stats regarding the food & drink industry in the UK provided by tasty careers please click here

 

To view case studies provided by people working in the food and drink industry please click here

 

To view the Busting the Myths leaflet please click here

 

To view and download the Department for the Employment and Learning Future Skills Action Plan for Northern Ireland please click here

 

To view our Whistle-Blowing-Policy plesae click here

 

The role of Sector Skills Councils & National Skills Academy’s

Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) are employer-led organisations that cover specific industries in the United Kingdom. They have four key goals:-

  • to support employers in developing and managing apprenticeship standards
  • to reduce skills gaps and shortages and improve productivity
  • to boost the skills of their sector workforces
  • to improve learning supply

SSCs aim to achieve these goals by developing an understanding of the future skills needs in their industry, and contributing to the development of National Occupational Standards, the design and approval of apprenticeship frameworks and the New Apprenticeship Standards and creating Sector Qualification Strategies. There are currently nineteen SSCs, covering about 80 per cent of the British workforce.

The National Skills Academy (NSA) network was established by the Government to address the need for a world-class workforce with better skills than ever before; employer-led centres of excellence, delivering the skills required by each sector of the economy.

National Skills Academies work with Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) and other industry bodies to drive change and achieve priorities identified by employers for their sector. They act as a first point of contact for employers to quality-assured training provision. Licensed by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) through the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), Skills Academies work collaboratively to share best practice in their respective sectors. For further information please click on the links on this page. 

The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink can be found here http://nsafd.co.uk/

 

For further information please contact Scott Anderson at scott@nfdt.org or on 01383 661 555