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Agri-Food Processing Academy

The Agri-Food Processing Academy will support 30 eligible individuals through a four-week bespoke training programme designed to equip participants with the skills, knowledge, experience, and confidence to begin a career with an Agri-Food business in the district. 

Qualification Gained

RSPH Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Food Manufacturing

Gain a knowledge and understanding of the importance of food hygiene, associated food hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems.

In addition to a formal qualification,  you will receive one-to-one mentoring support to develop employability skills and equip you to be “job ready”. You will also have a guaranteed interview with a local employer and ongoing support from your dedicated mentor for up to six months following employment.

Applicants should be:

  • Living in the Mid Ulster District Council area;

  •  Of working; and be unemployed/long term unemployed, under-employed or at risk of redundancy; or economically inactive for any reason (e.g. due to long term ill-health or disability, caring commitments, early retired, or any other reason).

Further information and how to apply

This academy is funded by the Department for Communities through the Mid Ulster Labour Market Partnership.

You can apply online or for further information, contact David Taylor by email or telephone 07464 539 194.

Local employer?

If you are a local employer in the manufacturing sector, we would love to hear from you too! To contribute to future programme content that meets your business needs and develop a pipeline of new talent for your business, email