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  • We deliver training programmes that are tailored to your business needs.
  • Our tutors have industry experience and knowledge.
  • We have a reputation for delivering high quality training.

Poultec Training has established a reputation for delivering high quality, industry specific training on a regional and national basis. This has only been possible by having high calibre, knowledgeable staff and excellent resources. Poultec remains competitive by ensuring that we not only meet but exceed the expectations of the companies that we work with.

Poultec prides itself in delivering training specific to the needs of both your business and your staff, which has resulted in us establishing long standing relationships with businesses in many industries.

We believe that by helping you recruit and train an Apprentice, we are helping you prepare your business for the future. We ensure that our training programmes give Apprentices the right skills for your business.


An Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme designed specifically around the needs of employers.

  • An Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised qualification.
  • You can use Apprenticeships to train both new and existing employees.
  • Funding is available to train Apprentices.

An Apprenticeship training programme lasts for at least one year and combines the delivery of training in the workplace by both the employer and the training provider and in some cases off-site with the training provider.

We deliver Apprenticeships at three levels:
• Intermediate • Advanced • Higher

The Apprenticeship training programme allows the Apprentice to gain a nationally recognised qualification, such as an NVQ. As well as industry specific training, an Apprenticeship also includes Functional Skills (Maths, English and in some cases ICT).’

As Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes, most of the training is delivered within the work place – at your premises. The rest can be provided by a specialist learning provider, such as Poultec Training Limited.

As the employer you must give your Apprentices an induction into their role and provide on and off the job training. You are also responsible for paying your Apprentices’ wages. Employment is expected to be for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

How does it work?

As part of the Apprenticeship reforms, an Apprenticeship Levy was introduced in May 2017 and is paid by employers with a payroll over £3 million each year. Payments are held in a digital ‘Apprenticeship Service Account’ and can be used to fund Apprenticeship training provided by a government approved training provider. Employers with payroll bills of less than £3 million each year can access funding via their approved training provider.

How will you pay?


The Benefits

  • Apprenticeships help you attract new talent to your business.
  • An Apprentice can be a vital element of your strategy to address current  and future skills shortages.

Apprenticeships ensure that staff have the skills and knowledge to thrive today and in the future. An Apprenticeship provides a mixture of both on-the-job training and off-the-job training and can be tailored specifically to your business needs, so that your staff have the skill set that you require.

An Apprenticeship is a partnership between an employer, training provider and Apprentice. The employer provides employment, support and guidance for the Apprentice throughout their working day.

The training provider delivers an Apprenticeship training programme and the Apprentice is committed to working for you and taking part in their learning programme.

Like all employees, Apprentices must receive a wage (the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices),
however many employers pay more, particularly as a stepped progression linked to performance. Apprentices have the same benefits, such as paid holidays, as your other employees.


  • We are with you, every step of the way.
  • We can help you find an Apprentice for your business.

We post all vacancies to the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) online vacancy site, as well as adding them to our own website. Local schools and guidance advisers signpost potential applicants to NAS where they view and apply for the vacancies. Vacancies are also posted on our social media accounts; vacancies are always shared/retweeted by partner organisations.

We work closely with schools, careers services, Job Centre Plus and other organisations to help you find your future Apprentice for your business.

We will pass onto you the applications received, for you to select those for interview. Once you have selected your Apprentice and they commence employment we can then enrol them onto their Apprenticeship training programme.


  • An Apprentice will work within your business developing their knowledge and hands-on skills.
  • Further teaching of skills and knowledge is provided by Poultec, the training provider.
  • Training is recorded in an e-portfolio.
  • At the end of the programme you have a record of all that your Apprentice has learned and achieved.
  • Apprenticeships provide real jobs with training – they benefit both the individual and the employer by providing skills specific to the organisation. An Apprentice will work within your organisation learning hands-on skills and gaining knowledge.

Poultec Training will work with you to ensure that the Apprenticeship is tailored specifically to your work place and the Apprentice’s role. Poultec will work with you to select an appropriate Apprenticeship framework or standard for your Apprentice. Poultec will deliver the Apprenticeship and record within an e-portfolio. The e-portfolio will be used by the tutor, learner and yourself to submit work and to monitor progress. It’s important that the business gives sufficient time for the Apprentice to complete their tasks within their e-portfolio.

Short Courses

We deliver a wide range of nationally accredited professional courses. In addition to the accredited courses, we can also offer bespoke training tailored to your needs. For more information, please visit our short courses page or call us on 01362 850983.

Courses available:

  • Allergens - Awareness
  • Allergens - Management
  • Auditor Training
  • COSHH Principles (CIEH Level 2 Award)
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Environmental Managment
  • Food Safety in Catering/Manufacturing/Retail (CIEH Level 1 Award)
  • Food Safety in Catering/Manufacturing/Retail (CIEH Level 2 Award)
  • Food Safety in Catering/Manufacturing/Retail - Supervising (CIEH Level 3 Award)
  • Food Safety in Catering – Management (CIEH Level 4 Award)
  • Food Safety in Food Manufacturing – Management (CIEH Level 4 Award)
  • Fire Awareness Training
  • Fire Marshall Training
  • First Aid (1 Day)
  • First Aid at Work (3 Day)
  • HACCP for Food Manufacturing (CIEH Level 3 Award)
  • HACCP - Principles (CIEH Level 2 Award)
  • Hygiene and Biosecurity (Farm and Hatchery)
  • Health & Safety for Poultry Workers
  • Health & Safety in the Workplace (CIEH Level 2 Award)
  • Health & Safety in the Workplace (CIEH Level 3 Award)
  • Health & Safety in the workplace (CIEH Level 4 Award)
  • Health & Safety - Machine Operators
  • Health & Safety - Retail
  • Health & Safety - Managing Safety (IOSH)
  • Manual Handling - Principles (CIEH Level 2 Award)
  • Poultry Quality and Yield Course
  • Poultry Welfare (All areas of industry)
  • Risk Assessment Principles and Practice (CIEH Level 3 Award)
  • Risk Assessment Principles
  • Safe Working in Agriculture and Production Horticulture (Lantra Awards Level 2 Award)
  • Training, Skills and Practice (CIEH Level 3 Award)
  • Ladder Safety
  • X-Ray and Metal Detector Training

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