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Food Apprenticeships and Short Courses

The food sector provides many varied and exciting career opportunities and skilled staff are in demand.

Our Butchery apprenticeships and food preparation courses provide the knowledge and practical skills you need to work with food.

Our experienced staff will support your training to ensure that you thrive in the workplace, whether that's a small independent butcher or a large manufacturing site.

If you're looking to work in a professional kitchen environment, we can also support you with our Level 2 Award in Food Safety short course.

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Student Profiles

Bradlee Radford Butchery Apprentice

Bradlee Radford, Apprentice

Bradlee is a Butchery Apprentice with Hull based Cranswick Country Foods, one of the largest pork producers in the UK. In addition to his budding skills as a butcher, Bradlee is also a rugby league star, having played for his country on a number of occasions. Cranswick have been incredibly supportive of his passion. 

“I have been very lucky with my butchery apprenticeship, because my employers have always supported me with my rugby career and have allowed me to train and tour with my country whenever needed.”

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Meet your tutors

Paul Nicholson Lead Assessor and Coach in Butchery Apprenticeships

Paul Nicholson

Lead Assessor and Coach in Butchery Apprenticeships

"I’m from a farming background and got into the butchery after school, so I really know the importance of learning a trade.

"I’ve had a fantastic career, including opening and running a butchery department at Castle Howard stately home and running a farm shop called Fodder at Yorkshire Agricultural Society, so I know what it can lead to.

"There’s no doubt apprenticeships can open many doors and be a platform for a long and successful career."


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