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Macrae Edinburgh – Food and Drink Education

Posted by | 25th November 2015 | Apprenticeship News, SQAJourneys, Uncategorized

To mark the Year of Food and Drink Scotland in 2015 SQA produced a set of short films highlighting the benefits of partnership working: developing the qualifications, skills and training needed to support Scotland’s food and drink industry.

SQA visited Macrae Edinburgh to find out how SQA qualifications are developing skills and improving their business. and spoke to David Gilchrist, HR Manager, and Martin Gates.

Martin is Quality Auditor at Macrae Edinburgh. He has been with Macrae’s for four years, and studied SVQ Level 3 in Food and Drink Operations.

“I started at Macrae’s four years ago as a General Operator in the factory and a few weeks in I joined the technical department as a Quality Auditor. After a couple of years working here the SVQ representative visited the site to see if anyone was interested in studying for an SVQ and I put my hand up to start the training.

“I studied SVQ Level 3 in Food and Drink Operations. Since doing the SVQ qualification I feel that I know more about how things work in the food and drink industry and I’m better prepared for doing my job.”

Read more about our food and drink industry partnerships – Food and Drink – Partnerships

For more information about the successful partnerships between SQA, colleges, schools, employers, training providers, and industry representatives, and how they support learners across Scotland, visit SQA Journeys.

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