More assessors are being sought to qualify poultry apprentices at the end of their courses.
There is currently a shortage of qualified and experienced people who can carry out practical assessments in the workplace, according to Marcus Potter, chief executive of Lantra, an awarding organisation that works with the poultry industry.
All students on the level two poultry worker apprenticeship and the level three poultry technician apprenticeship carry out their training with a training provider, then must be assessed by an independent assessor.
Potter said his organisation was currently working with three independent assessors, and there were three more due to start soon. “Ideally we need 12 to 15,” he said.
Typically, being an assessor is not a full-time job, but is a commitment for a day or two a month, and is usually done alongside another job. Assessors must have a good level of experience of a supervisory role within the poultry industry and undertake appropriate training.
Anyone interested in the roles should contact Lantra’s partner organisation Land Based Assessments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org