An employee about to embark on an approved ApprenticeshipsNI programme at Level 2/3 must have attained the minimum school leaving age; (16 as at 1st July prior to the start date of the programme); be a new employee in, or about to take up a permanent remunerative employment offer. A new employee is categorised as those who start their employment up to a maximum of 6 months prior to the commencement of their off-the-job training.

Alternatively, be they must be an existing employee who is transferring into a new job role that requires a substantial amount of learning and skills development commensurate to the apprenticeship pathway. The details of which must be demonstrated on the Existing Employee form.

The candidate must be employed by a Northern Ireland-based company, and be contracted to work a minimum of 21 hours per week (which includes day release/off-the-job directed training) with one employer. They must also have the potential to successfully complete the requirements of the appropriate Apprenticeship framework; meet any health requirements, e.g. colour vision, specific to the occupation of their choice; have achieved all necessary entry academic qualifications determined by the relevant sector for the Departmental approved apprenticeship; and pass any entry tests specified by the relevant sector for the Departmental approved apprenticeship.

About Us

National Food and Drink Training (NFDT) was established in 2015 as a rebrand of Scottish Bakers training provision. This was a direct result of the strengthening of its portfolio to include lean manufacturing techniques and the delivery of the new Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) qualifications.

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National Food & Drink Training

c/o Scottish Bakers
Unit 2, Halbeath Interchange Business Park
Kingseat Road
KY11 8RY
United Kingdom

01383 661 555

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