Farne staff enjoy SVQ success

Farne's graduating class: thirty-four employees have received SVQs .
Farne's graduating class: thirty-four employees have received SVQs .

No less than 34 Farne Salmon employees are celebrating having received SVQ (Scottish Vocational Qualifications) in manufacturing.

Duns-based Farne, the largest private sector employee in the region with 600 workers, is committed to the development of its people and supports employees through training and educational initiatives.

Linda Dickson, head of HR at Farne, said: “We have an amazing track record of employees working towards and attaining SVQs.

“Last year we delivered over 12,000 hours of training and we are always looking to identify talent within our workforce .

“We continued to provide opportunities for people to build their skills and careers within our business.”

A total of 27 Farne employees gained level 2 SVQs, five level 3 and two - Vaida Petraviciute and John Mackenzie - have attained assessor level, enabling them to ensure their colleagues receive the levels of training required to meet national standards.

Linda Dickson continued: “On behalf of Farne I’d like to say a huge well done to all of those who have just received their SVQs.

“They work across a diverse range of areas in our business including wet fish, smoked salmon, engineering, finance, dispatch, print room, dry goods, and production and have all put in a great deal of effort to gain these awards.

“We are very proud of them all.”