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Enter the Furniture Makers 2017 Apprentice Award now!

By | April 13th, 2017|Apprenticeship, Furniture, Press Release|

Rewarding promising apprentices Do you employ an exceptional apprentice that you want to reward? The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, is calling for entries for a new award that will recognise the efforts and career progression of apprentices working in the furnishing industry. The Apprentice Award is open to anyone studying and working towards [...]

Implementation workshop: Food & Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship Standards

By | April 4th, 2017|Uncategorised|

In May we are running a free of charge apprenticeship standards implementation workshop, especially for the food & drink industry. This is designed for those who are working either for food and drink employers or for training providers, colleges or universities. Who would benefit from the event: Trainers Assessors Internal Quality Assurers Training Managers [...]

Bakery qualifications consultation event

By | April 4th, 2017|Uncategorised|

Calling all bakery centres! We are running a bakery qualification consultation event in the last week of April. Background The current suites of bakery qualifications for both Apprenticeships and Full-time Study Programmes date back to QCF developments in 2010. Since that time we have seen the QCF disappear and new Baker Apprenticeship Standards have [...]

New Level 2 Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) released

By | March 30th, 2017|Food & Drink, Qualifications|

At Occupational Awards Limited we have just released a new Level 2 Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) qualification, for the food & drink manufacturing industry. The qualification has been developed as a result of consultation with qualification users. It also takes into account the new 2016 National Occupational Standards (NOS). How is it better? The [...]

Food safety, HACCP and allergen awareness qualifications package released

By | March 28th, 2017|Approved Centres, Food & Drink, Qualifications, Uncategorised|

Following the strengthening of our food industry qualifications team, we have developed and released a fresh package of food safety qualifications for industry. We now offer a range of level 2 and 3 food safety, HACCP and allergen awareness qualifications. At OAL we have essentially placed the control with our centres. This makes the [...]

Qualifications, assessment and marketing experts join growing team at Occupational Awards Limited

By | March 23rd, 2017|Apprenticeship, Food & Drink, Press Release, Qualifications|

This month, the team at Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) welcomed two familiar faces from the world of food industry qualifications and apprenticeships. The appointment of ex-FDQ Director, Derek Williams as Standards and Quality Director and Sarah Marshall, also ex-FDQ, as a Senior Marketing and Key Accounts Manager is part of a broader strategy to [...]

Silentnight marks National Apprenticeship Week with ten new vacancies

By | March 3rd, 2017|Apprenticeship, Furniture|

The UK’s leading bed manufacturer, Silentnight has announced plans to take on ten new apprentices in 2017 to mark National Apprenticeship Week (6th-10th March). The award-winning scheme, now in its sixth year, will see the newly announced intake join the business in July this year. The Lancashire-based bed maker will bring the apprentices into [...]

The Furniture Makers – Bridging the Gap Conference

By | February 14th, 2017|Approved Centres, Food & Drink, Press Release, Qualifications|

The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, is organising a one-day conference to inform the UK furnishing industry about the implications of the forthcoming Apprenticeship Levy and wider educational issues affecting the sector. The ‘Bridging the Gap’ conference is taking place at Furniture Makers’ Hall, London on Thursday 18 May 2017. The Apprenticeship [...]

Our Commitment to the Food & Drink Industry

By | January 13th, 2017|Approved Centres, Food & Drink, Press Release, Qualifications|

From Amanda Clark, Chief Executive At OAL we have been building our team and infrastructure to ensure that we meet the rapidly changing and demanding needs of industry. We have made some important and exciting appointments to further strengthen the team and look forward to announcing those in the coming months. Our commitment to the [...]

Improved Safety Advice Needed for Apprenticeship Employers

By | December 14th, 2016|Approved Centres, Health and Safety|

A recent report from RoSPA has found that better advice and information is needed for employers to ensure the health and safety of their apprentices. An inquiry into the health and safety arrangements for apprentices, by RoSPA’s National Occupational Safety and Health Committee (NOSHC), found a dearth of safety information for companies due to a [...]