By the end of their programme apprentice, fishmongers will possess knowledge, skills and behaviours laid out in the apprenticeship standard. A Fishmonger is a highly skilled craft profession steeped in tradition. At your apprenticeship EPA you will be able to display knowledge and skills of a range of fish species and the various techniques needed to process and/or produce products for sale. In addition, fishmongers will be able to cut, prepare, package and present fish products to the standards required.
Level 2 Apprentice Fishmonger
Level 2 Fishmonger
For anyone entering either the retail or wholesale Fishmongering sector.
Those with an entrepreneurial spirit may be particularly attracted to fishmongering as the sector relies on a high proportion of small businesses.
18 – 24 months. However, everyone learns at a different speed. Depending on your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours the apprenticeship can be completed in 12 months.
16 months is the average period of time to complete the Level 2 Apprenticeship.
All apprentices aged 18 and under and working for an employer with <50 employees will have the full cost of their apprenticeship covered with Government funding. Apprentices aged 18 and under will also be eligible for further incentive payments.
For apprentices aged 19+, employers are required to make a 5% contribution towards the cost of the total apprenticeship funding.
For a Level 2 Fishmonger, this amounts to £600.
If you are a levy-paying employer (have a wage bill of £3 million & above) then the full cost of your apprenticeship will be covered through your Apprenticeship Levy funds.
Further details on funding and incentives can be found below.
There is an end-point assessment conducted independently by an end-point assessment organisation. There are three parts to the End point Assessment (EPA):
- The knowledge test
- The practical observation
- The professional dialogue
- Earn while you learn and get paid a competitive salary.
- Get high-quality training paid for by your employer and the government.
Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices can apply to the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers to become recognised Fishmongers.
- A productive and effective way to upskill and future-proof an organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled, and qualified workforce.
- It will provide a hands-on and practical experience to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprentice.
- Achieve a real return on investment from apprentices realising the business benefits of apprenticeships, with apprentices progressing in their chosen careers.
- From time to time the Government promote incentives to assist employers wishing to develop apprentices, asks for more information to see what is available.
Here are a few career goals you will be qualified for or can progress towards once you have passed your End Point Assessment…
- Fishmonger Team Leader
- Fishmonger Supervisor
All apprenticeships are employer-led and are the responsibility of the employer, with the support of training providers.
The employer will normally provide:
- induction training, managing the employee, including performance management reviews
- conduct monthly 1-2-1s and provide support
- provide workplace learning activities, shadowing opportunities, coaching, and mentoring
- co-operate with Crosby to facilitate workplace application of the Fishmonger role
- provide ongoing and final feedback
- co-operate with the requirement for 20% of apprentices’ time to be spent ‘off the job’ learning related to the Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
Crosby will provide:
- initial advice and guidance, clarify roles and responsibilities and agree on a timetable
- complete relevant apprentice paperwork
- finding the right pace of learning for your apprentice
- help identify learning gaps and deliver training (working with you to make sure your apprentice is learning the relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours)
- make sure your apprentice is working in an appropriate environment.
- conduct progress reviews and provide learner support
- support in preparing the apprentice for the formal End Point Assessment (EPA)
You can start any time throughout the year, whenever the apprentice and employer are ready.
Please contact us to register your interest.
The government funding for a Level 2 Fishmonger apprenticeship is £12,000.
95% of the apprenticeship is funded by the government, and 5% by the employer.
If the apprentice is under 19 100% of the cost is covered by the central government. There are other parameters depending on the size of the business.
An added incentive for non-levy payers is if the apprentice is under 19 they will receive £1000 grant in staged payments from the Government.
If the Apprentice is over 18 non-levy payers will be asked to contribute 5% of the fee, so for a Level 2, this amounts to £600.
The Level 2 Fishmonger Apprenticeship is catered to all ages, we can accommodate everyone from 16 and above. There is no maximum age to begin the process and can commence at any time of year, as it’s not concurrent with the regular school year.
Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices can apply to be recognised by the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers.
For more information contact Crosby by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01902 837452.