The Advanced Apprenticeship is designed for those who wish to progress to a supervisory/management role within the meat/food industry. It covers various aspects of supervision/management from practical risk assessment all the way through to monitoring and controlling costs.
This is down to individual circumstances, but the normal time allowed for completion is between 18 and 24 months.
The course runs at MEAT Ipswich centre in 3 day blocks. These are normally a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and are approximately once every 3 months (we aim to fit in 4 blocks a year and try wherever possible to avoid bank holidays, Christmas, etc).
All blocks are run by our professionally qualified staff who will be able to help you with any queries you may have while you are at MEAT. You will be visited by a qualified assessor in your workplace who will also help you with targets and objectives. In addition to this you will receive telephone tutorials once every 3-4 weeks to check your progress. There is also the option to email your trainer/assessor with any queries.
In order to join the Advanced Apprenticeship a Level 2 would be advisable. You must be literate and numerate (although in some cases additional support can be given). You should also be working within a supervisory/management role with some responsibility for the upkeep of your company’s documentation.
Please understand that the Advanced Apprenticeship is only suitable for those who are prepared to work hard and organise themselves in order to meet agreed objectives (there is homework involved). This is a demanding qualification but it will prove invaluable if you want a progressive career within the meat/food industry.