Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Food Graduate into Business

Food Graduate into Business

A great opportunity exists for graduates to work within 2 food companies consecutively to progress their Quality Management systems to achieve British Retail Consortium Global Standard Food Certification. The project is mentored by Scottish Enterprise and Outsource Solution Ltd to provide the graduate and the businesses all the necessary support to achieve a successful outcome.

The project is aimed at businesses that may have not employed a Quality or Technical function in the past but now see a requirement and / or cannot justify the employment of a full time individual.

The graduate gains the necessary industry experience and the significant achievement of potentially achieving 2 BRC certifications in one year and, therefore, secured employment for the future. The Food Company can benefit from the certification and all the associated commercial benefits as well as the cost saving of sharing a graduate. Throughout this arrangement, however, both graduate and Company have the significant support of years of experience from the mentors.

This model has been successfully introduced at the start of the year and we are now in a position to match more suitable graduates and more Companies.

If you are a Food Science Graduate (or related discipline) or a Food Manufacturer who think they may benefit from this scheme, please contact Duncan Perry, email; perry@outsourcesolution.co.uk or phone 01506 631254 to express interest or request further information.

Food Safety and BRC Training

The next round of HACCP, food hygiene, microbiology and BRC Global Standard Food training courses will run at the end of April 07. Please contact Duncan, perry@outsourcesolution.co.uk or phone 0796 227 4446 to let us know your requirements.

The recent food microbiology course run in Elgin organised by the Scottish Bakery Training Council was a great success. Comments included: 'Good pace and content - Relaxed but informative good interaction', 'Enjoyed course - lot of interaction with presenter / delegates' and ' Lots of valuable discussion + information'.

The HACCP includes RIPH intermediate and REHIS introductory training, REHIS Food Hygiene training and non certificated Microbiology, BRC awarenes and internal auditing courses.