Train and prosper

A professional course for future meat managers has been just launched, based on the Cranfield Meat Management Fellowship course, which ran from 2007-2009.

The new programme, sponsored by Eblex and the Meat Training Council and recommended by the British Meat Processors Association, is starting on 10 January. Candidates can gain a postgraduate diploma or MSc in Meat Management. The course combines the contributions and research of the Danish Meat Trade College, Cranfield University and Harper Adams.

Cranfield University will deliver management development tailored to improve meat businesses and proven to save money. Harper Adams will provide higher education for the delivery of a sustainable food chain. The University College delivers a wide portfolio of postgraduate courses to meet the demands of rural, land-based and food industries. To deliver the red meat diploma, it has partnered with the Danish Meat Training College in Roskilde to enable practical slaughtering and deboning work-shops to be carried out.

Topics are delivered as eight short modules spread over two years, minimising the time candidates spend away from their firms. Between each module, an assignment is done back at the plant, putting the learning into practice to make valuable savings or increase sales, yielding a substantial return on the training investment.

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