Investment in people
The flour milling industry is a highly skilled and challenging industry, with training and education playing a vital role for employee development. It has recently developed a virtual flour mill which is now the hub of all its training resources.
For over 100 years UK Flour Millers has been responsible for industry training. Its world-renowned flour milling correspondence courses form a Distance Learning Programme structured into seven modules. This programme provides an overview of the industry and process, and prepares students for examinations that lead to the Advanced and Intermediate certificates in Flour Milling.
Much work has also been done over the years on promoting practical milling skills, including a Craft Skills Certificate, Occupational Standards and Proficiency Qualifications. Recently, the focus has been more on the identification of suitable apprenticeship routes.