Jason Edwards

FDQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Butchery 2019

School: Priestley College, Warrington

Job Title: Butcher’s shop manager

“Butchery is a great career for young people, particularly if you like being active and creative – and it’s taken me further than I ever thought possible!

“Since completing my Level 2 apprenticeship I’ve become manager at Littlers Butchers, Hartford. I decide which products to create and I’m in charge of ordering stock and food safety management.

“While I was a Reaseheath student I was a gold medal winner in the butchery finals at WorldSkills UK , the nation’s largest skills event, and went on to represent Team GB at the World Butchers’ Challenge in California, USA. It was my first experience at international level and I held my own against competitors from 14 other countries, so I was delighted.

“I’m proud that butchery is being recognised and glad to be an ambassador for the industry.”