Personal development

Hi, I’m Oscar Flores. I’m the personal development manager for Eville & Jones and I’m here to talk to you about our corporate training plan.

Our corporate training plan has been designed to help you grow professionally and personally, regardless of your initial qualification.

We will provide the tools and knowledge to help you build a career with us.

We provide over 50 courses in a series of wide-ranging topics, such as food safety, inspection, animal welfare, communication, management and IT, to name a few.

If you’re an Eville & Jones employee, all these courses are available to you.

We will endeavour to help you grow professionally and personally; our Corporate Training Plan has been designed with that objective in mind.

We provide courses in a series of wide-ranging topics: Food Safety, Inspection, Animal Welfare, Communication, Management, IT, but to name a few.

All our employees have access to these courses free of charge.


How do we train veterinarians?

FDQ is an organisation created to develop high quality training programmes for the food industry based on continuous and progressive development of the people enrolled in the programmes.

The meat industry qualification has allowed us for several years now to form and develop highly trained meat inspectors, which made possible the growing confidence of consumer in the meat we eat.

What has the FDQ course meant for Eville & Jones and the FSA?

Over the years, we have trained a great team of meat inspectors working in collaboration with FDQ. The quality of our training and our team, recognised throughout the industry, has made us the first-choice provider to the FSA and, as such, we’re responsible for the delivery of food safety controls in slaughterhouses in England and Wales.

What are the vet technicians like who work as Meat Inspectors – the quality of the work they do etc.?

We’re very happy with the vet technicians’ performance as they adapt very well to the duties. Also, their educational background allowed them to easily absorb the contents of the course.

For those who are not vet technicians, some of them need our support during the training. They also adapt very well and they’re performing brilliantly.

What qualifications do they each need?

Actually, there is no specific qualification to become a PIA. That’s a Poultry Inspector Assistant. In fact, we have employees with all kinds of backgrounds from an educational point of view.

To access the course for Poultry Meat Inspector or do a qualification, the candidate needs to be a vet technician or have a similar qualification. Nonetheless, those non vet technicians who are already certified PIAs, and after a consistent period of time working as such for us, they can access the next step and become a Poultry Meat Inspector.

What qualifications do they each need to do the FDQ programme?

It depends on the qualification. For PIAs, non-related previous learning experience is required. For Meat Inspectors, we’re looking here for vet technicians. Although we’re also open to professionals in relation to (was ‘with’) veterinary, biotechnology, food science, engineers or technicians, animal science, animal technology and zoo technicians.

But here, in Eville &Jones, anyway, we pride ourselves in developing our employees further and further. So, even if a person has no related previous leaning experience, we will always endeavour that they will progress professionally and we actually hope that they will become a part of our management team.

We also provide courses for external organisations. If you are interested and require more information, please contact

We also provide courses for external organisations. If you are interested and require more information, please contact