"Recently I attended a Level 4 Food Safety course at your excellent training facility in Skipton.
From day one all the team at Verner Wheelock were very friendly, welcoming and extremely professional.
The training course was very well structured, with lots of supporting material and delivered by a team of tutors who had both a wealth of knowledge and experience within their respective fields which really helped throughout the course. The training environment, as well as the catering facilities were exceptional and that is a credit to your team."
"I would thoroughly recommend Verner Wheelock, and look forward to seeing you in the near future."
Jimmy Kirk, Site Training Officer
Farmers Boy – Greenside – Manufacturing, Morrisons Plc
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my training journey with VWA and have greatly increased my career opportunities and knowledge base. I have completed several of VWA’s courses and all have been to a high standard. Training is provided by experienced tutors, well delivered and supported with excellent training material. Taking the courses has enabled me to totally change the food safety culture within our business and allowed me to gain the management commitment that I needed.”
“Nothing is too much trouble, and VWA has provided me with all the training I need in a fantastic, relaxed and enjoyable environment. An excellent service!”
Sarah Odling, Director, Odling Bros Ltd, Family Butchers
“VWA is a hospitable and welcoming training company that enables clients to enjoy their courses. The office staff provide good communication and ensure that you are kept informed every step of the way."
"Because of the wide range of delegates attending it provides a forum to share experiences with others in the food industry, allowing you to gain a broader depth of knowledge other than just your own business. The trainers are also very knowledgeable and have offered insight into their own specialist topics, such as Environmental Health.”
Nigel Robertshaw, Production Manager, Country Products Ltd
“VWA has a highly qualified team that cater to our specific needs. The relationship we have is of the highest level. You can give the team at VWA a call and they are always happy to assist in finding the most relevant course to fit our needs. They keep me up-to-date with new courses and offer competitive prices. All delegates from Deli Solutions that have attended courses always speak highly of the welcome they receive and the level of training provided at VWA.”
Roy Patchell, Health and Safety Manager, Deli Solutions
“From the minute I arrived at the VWA training centre, I was given a friendly reception and was made to feel welcomed and at ease, which was a great start to the training. The location and facilities of the training centre were second to none and a great setting to get focused on the course.
The tutors for the courses were very friendly and approachable, they were very knowledgeable about the subjects and this was backed up by many years working within the food industry, they would often draw from this experience to explain scenarios within the course.
Overall the training was a great experience and I would recommend Verner Wheelock Associates, to any company within the food industry that is looking for quality training for its employees.”
Chris Cogan, Food Safety Advisor, Sainsburys Distribution Centre, Hams Hall.
Central to delivering this policy is the investment we make in training and developing our employees, as a result we have identified VWA as our preferred training provider and over the years have made good use of the facilities at Skipton as well as holding several bespoke courses in situ at Cranswick.
Feedback from course participants is always very positive and the team at VWA seem very attuned to our training needs.”
Andrew Caines, Group Technical Director, Cranswick Country Foods plc
“The way in which my initial enquiry was handled was first class. Very informative and professional, whilst being friendly, 100%.”
Chris Schaffer, Bakery Training Co-ordinator, Ginsters
“In the past year I have attended two training courses provided by VWA. In both cases the trainers were knowledgeable and experienced within their field and the course materials provided were excellent.
The courses were well organised and VWA staff were friendly and professional at all times.
In particular the venue, at Broughton Hall, was conducive to learning and I felt that VWA had struck the correct balance between challenging and supportive in delivering the course content.
It is important to me personally, and to the Company, that training providers are able to offer accreditation by recognised external institutions such as RSPH and CIEH, for successful candidates.”
Mike Stewart, Technical Manager, AAK UK Limited
Whether the course has been run on site, or at VWA premises, the delivery and style of the trainers really makes learning an easy and enjoyable experience.
As a site we employ over 350 people and thesupplied by VWA really solved a problem for us, with its flexibility and accessibility. Such has been the success of the course, we are thinking of including it in our induction process for all new employees,
In terms of delivering food safety training, VWA remain a valuable partner in ensuring that our staff receive the best training possible.”
Nick Tuddenham, Aseptic Quality Manager, Cott Beverages, Nelson
“I have been delighted with both the quality of course materials and delivery of the training that VWA has provided for my management team, which hasproved to be an invaluable learning experience for all concerned.
I look forward to progressing our relationship into the future, confident that our standards will continue to improve based upon the quality of VWA’s training.”
Paul Green, Food & Beverages Manager, Ribby Hall Village
“We use VWA to train our staff on the more advanced courses such as Level 4 Food Safety and Lead Auditor. They have also run several in-house HACCP courses for us over the years. We are very happy with the service we receive, and the support given to our staff in achieving their qualifications. In addition we have benefited from ongoing support for delegates both during and after the courses.”
Sarah Mateer, Training and Development Manager, Robert Wiseman Dairies