Entry open for butchery WorldSkills UK competition
Butchers from across the country can now enter into the Butchery WorldSkills UK competition.
Now in its second year, the Butchery WorldSkills UK competition hopes to find the best of British butchers in the industry.
The competition focuses on all the essential skills required for a successful career as a multi-skilled butcher within the food manufacturing industry.
Butchers will be tested on overall skill, innovation, creativity, presentation, work ethic, method and approach to carcase and primal utilisation, waste and safe and hygienic working practice.
Entrants do not have to hold any qualifications to enter, however they must not have completed higher than a Level 4 in Food Manufacturing Excellence qualification or the equivalent to enter.
Good knife skills with a minimum of six months practical experience are also required by all applicants.
Regional heats will be held between May and July with the six top scoring butchers from across the UK qualifying for the final, which will take place at The Skills Show at the NEC Birmingham from 17th to 19th November.
WorldSkills UK National Skills Competitions are designed to enhance apprenticeship and training programmes and improve and drive skills in the industry.
Last year, Matthew Edwards of Vaughan’s Family Butchers in Penyffordd near Chester was crowned WorldSkills UK champion following a closely contested final.
The butchery competition has been organised by apprenticeship training provider, Cambrian Training Company on behalf of WorldSkills UK.
Sponsorship partners include The National Federation of Meat & Food Traders, Institute of Meat, The Food & Drink Training and Education Council Ltd (ftc) and industry consultant Viv Harvey.
Those interested in competing should log on to the www.worldskillsuk.org website before the closing date of 7th April.