In England, from 2017/18 Trailblazer Apprenticeships will replace almost all of the existing apprenticeship frameworks.
Fishmongers have been given approval to develop their own Trailblazer, and the new Trailblazer Apprenticeship will replace the existing fish and shellfish apprenticeship by 2018 (in England only).
A small group of fishmonger employers under the Chairmanship of Andrew Kenny (NFF President and Cross of York Ltd) have developed a 2 page Fishmonger Standard which during February is available to fishmongers for comment.
If you wish to be part of the formal consultation then please email Matt Hardy of the Food and Drink National Skills Academy. The F&DNSA is working closely with Seafish to support the NFF and Fishmongering Employers to develop the new Standard.
If you have informal comments on the Standard then you can email these to Lee.Cooper@Seafish.Co.UK
The Standard is in four parts:
The Profile - a brief description of what it means to be a fishmonger;
The Knowledge - in many ways Fishmongers are the most skillful individuals in the seafood industry. have we captured all of the knowledge you need to have as a fishmonger?
The Skills - are these appropriate? Are we asking too much or too little?
Behaviors - These are new to apprenticeships and the behaviors describe how the fishmonger carries out their job. Have we got them right?
We need to here from you so please contact matt hardy and let him know what you think.