Food Standards Agency
We’re back with another fantastic testimonial from a very well known organisation in the UK, the Food Standards Agency.
Food Standards Agency
“The Food Standards Agency has its own in-house training centre, which is used to train Meat Inspectors in red and white meat inspection.
The training centre was developed back in 2013, and has trained over 70 meat inspectors. The centre consists of one IQA and twelve assessors – which cover all of England, Wales and Scotland.
The centre works closely with the Royal Society for Public Health, who are their qualification provider. Each trainee must have demonstrated that they have the skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out post-mortem inspection of the designated meat species. This ensures that we maintain the organisations overarching strategies of ‘Food we can Trust’ and ‘For Safe Food and Healthy Eating’.”
What were the main factors that influenced you to choose Brooks and Kirk?
“The main factor when choosing to work with Brooks and Kirk, was to allow us to ensure consistency across the centres assessors and guarantee that each assessor was qualified to the same standard. All assessors need to complete the CAVA course and hold the same qualifications. “
How did you find the onboarding process for your learners?
“The onboarding process was very easy, Brooks and Kirk provided excellent support to make sure this was achieved. All assessors received support phone call to confirm that they could access the virtual moodle training platform.”
Can you share any results that this training has helped your organisation achieve so far?
“With the help of Brooks and Kirk providing consistency via the CAVA course our assessors across the training centre all deliver our training program in a consistent manner. This has aided us in gain direct claim status. The training centre can now move forward confident that we have the correct support in place.”
Would you be confident to recommend us to other employers?
“I would recommend Brooks and Kirk to anyone thinking of using them, the support they have given me and the assessor team within the FSA training centre has been nothing less than excellent.”
If you’d like your business to start an in-house training department, contact the team at Brooks and Kirk on 01205 805 155 or send us an email to email@example.com.
Steve is a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
He provides Educational Consultancy to the 19+ sector as well as being an Assessor, IQA, EPA and Digital Marketing Professional. When not doing any of these he finds time, every now and then, to write blogs and articles.