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News that is less than 12 months old will usually be kept on the appropriate News Section webpage - see the links to the left. News older than 2012 will be kept on their original old-style Academy pages.
This webpage will be used to archive news from 2012 onwards, after it is 12 months old.
Archived News TopicsNew apprenticeship poster - see this example. New entrant training programme at Blackpool and the Fylde College - if you are interested then email the college - details on this page.
Fish Friers Review October 2017 - apprenticeship page - N Wales apprenticeship launch, Trailblazer progress, Fochabars success.
Fish Friers Review September 2015 - apprenticeship page - trailblazer 2nd application, friers survey results, Northern Ireland Apprenticeships launch, Papas take the plunge.
What's Hot Magazine - September 2015 - Apprenticeships at Fochaber's fish and chips - NE Scotland.
2015 - June - Apprenticeship Page - reports from Moores Fish and Chips of Castle Douglas, and Fochaber's experiences of fish frying apprenticeships in Scotland.
2015 - May - Apprenticeship Page - Fish frying apprenticeships London, Olley's Fish Experience latest participant. New assessor joined UKRS Training. More apprenticeship assessors needed - please contact Seafish. Scottish Seafood Training Network is launched.
2015 - March - Apprenticeship page - Trailblazer Apprenticeships. Seafood Training Network for Northern Ireland is launched
2015 - January - Apprenticeship and Training pages - Tavi Frier off to a good start with Tallow Chandlers apprenticeship, Belfast Metropolitan College latest Apprenticeship Provider to be recognised by Seafish. Still searching for more apprenticeship assessors. Richard Wardell is new Training and Accreditation Manager for the NFFF and Helen Brook takes over training role from Karen Clark upon her departure from the NFFF.
2014 - December - the Apprenticeship page (p24) features information about the Seafood Training Networks for Wales and Northern Ireland, plus Women&Work funding. . The magazine also has an interesting article on training (p25) at the Federation. The full magazine is available here.
2014 - October - Apprenticeship page features launch of Tallow Chandlers Apprenticeship for Fish Friers and a Call to Arms - apprenticeship assessors wanted.
Also, Alison Mattravers of the Good Catch explains why Apprenticeships are good for her business.
2014 - September - Apprenticeship poster to print out and put up in your shop, top 10 shortlist for young fish frier of the year, NFFF training page, Shortlist for Independent Takeaway Shop - top 60. And the full magazine is available here.
2014 - July Issue - Full magazine on the NFFF site, Apprenticeship page covers Ipswich apprenticeship event, new Welsh Training Network, the latest apprenticeship provider - UKRS, and trailblazer apprenticeships.
2014 - May Issue - Full magazine on the NFFF site, Apprenticeship page covers the history and future of apprenticeships, and the routes into an apprenticeship in fish frying.
2014 - April issue - Full magazine on the NFFF site, Apprenticeship page covers FryIT 2014 exhibition, Apprenticeship Provider Profiles - Duchy College, Northern Ireland's Southern Regional College and Polaris Learning in Scotland.
December 2013 -
Published in December 2013. The FFR issue mentions various apprenticeship providers - contact details are here. An employer incentive fund worth £1500 per new apprentice is discussed. To download the information leaflet on this funding please click here.
Fish friers continue to be enthusiastic adopters of the Level 2 and 3 fish and shellfish industry skills qualifications and apprenticeships. In many ways they are leading the way for the rest of the fish and shellfish industry to follow. One such leader is the Elite Fish and Chip Company of Lincolnshire.
Coming very soon - new customer service and at table/takeaway units for the level 2 fish and shellfish apprenticeship programme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Scotland already has these units.
List of proposed new units for Level 2 apprenticeships for fish friers.
This issue focuses on the new Level 3 fish and Shellfish Industry Skills qualification and asks the question - will friers be as enthusiastic about it as the mongers are? Hint - see next issue for the answer Yes!! We also promised to provide you with links, so here they are:
Apprenticeship Workshops for Employers - 2014
Women and Work Funding for 2014
World Seafood Congress 2015
For really old news try these "latest news" links:
2012-onwards Archived Content
August - December 2013
So much has happened regarding professional qualifications, apprenticeships and the new level 3 IPQ and SVQs that we have set up three new news Streams - for Fishmongers, Fish Friers and from Seafish.
Level 3 Fish and Shellfish Industry Skills Qualification launched. First managers sign up for new qualification.
Grimsby signs PPA with Seafish and the Seafood Training Academy.
Harrods have found their apprentice.
Blackpool and Lakes Colleges agree articles of association to run the North West Seafood Training Centre.
Harrods announce their search for a fishmongering apprentice. More info here.
Seafish YouTube Channel launched with 100+ videos on all matters fish and shellfish. Latest from Seafish
Employer Ownesership of Skills conference fails to live up to expectations. House of Lords public debate on Apprenticeships in Food and Drink exceeds expectations. Advanced Fish Quality Assessment training course is NOT stopped by bad weather, as fishmonger battles snow to deliver fish for course.
Seafood Training Academy attends Annual Conference of National Skills Academy for Food and Drink. New SSTA Newsletter out - Winter 2012
The Seafood Academy holds its 2nd annual conference and open day in Grimsby. Women and Work funding now secured for over 50 learners in the UK.
Seafish completes the development of a Level 3 framework in Fish and Shellfish Industry Skills and hands over to Improve to complete the process. Women and Work Funding secured for 20+ learners.
For the first time, visitor numbers to the Seafood Academy website exceed 12,000 per month, in fact they surged to almost 16,000 for September
A busy month with meetings in Edinburgh, York, Peterbrough and Grimsby. The level 3 and SVQ developments take up much of our time. We're developing and piloting a new training course in Principles of Fishmonger Practice.
Scottish Seafood Training Association Newsletter - Summer 2012 See pages 5 and 6 for training information.
Apprenticeships in fish and shellfish are proving very popular with seafood employers - find out more here
New Level 3 framework and Scottish SVQ to be developed - Industry meeting in Edinburgh 9th May 2012. If you would like to attend then email firstname.lastname@example.org
Intermediate Fish Quality Assessment training course at Campden BRI - booking are being taken now. - find out more here
Bumper year for Seafish onshore training courses - 2,321 qualifications issued between January and December 2011.
The end of March 2012 is the date at which Scottish funding for seafood training programmes ends. Will your company have missed out on low cost funding in a wide range of seafish approved training courses?
TRAINING GRANTS NOW!! ONLY till end MARCH 2012
SCOTLAND – HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS, and NE SCOTLAND
Seafood training courses* ONLY £35 per person
hygiene for fishing vessels, Processors, Smokers, Mongers, and
all Seafood businesses
All REHIS / Seafish approved * courses, certificated and tailored to the needs of your business and products.
National Apprenticeship Week - look out for news about fish and shellfish apprenticeships in the SW, NW, NE and SE of England, also Scottish apprenticeships.