About Us:

We are a leading training provider specialising in delivering apprenticeships and workplace training courses across the different sectors of the food and meat industry. The apprenticeships we deliver include the (apprenticeships for butchers and the advanced butchery apprenticeship). Apprenticeships for the food industry (both retail and manufacturing) include the apprenticeship for food and drink process worker and the advanced apprenticeship for the food and drink process worker. The standards for these apprenticeship programmes are available from the Institute of Apprenticeships.

In addition, to compliment the apprenticeships we also deliver Highfield training courses which includes food safety and HACCP training courses.

Intrinsic Training Managing Director:

Philip Wadsworth Director Intrinsic Training.

Philip Wadsworth, Intrinsic Training.

The company was established 20 years ago in 2001, Philip Wadsworth was one of the two business partners, becoming the overall owner of the business in 2006. He now works in partnership with his wife Patricia the new director of infection prevention and control consultancy and training.

Philip has the overall responsibility for the direction of Intrinsic Training responsible for meeting the requirements of the Awarding Organisation (AO) as Intrinsic Training is an approved centre for Highfield Qualifications.

Philip has vast experience across the food industry having held management positions in different roles and sectors across the industry.

Philip delivers the training personally for individual organisations with great success building relationships with the organisations and expanding the training programmes from the original site to further sites belonging to the same organisation.

Meeting the Needs of Employers:

Having partnered with many different employers in our 20 years Intrinsic Training have developed our range of relevant apprenticeship programmes (standards are the official name).

Philip Wadsworth and Intrinsic Training are acknowledged by the employers we work with as specialists in developing and delivering apprenticeship programmes introducing innovative provision to meet their many different requirements.

Our aim at Intrinsic Training is to deliver the apprenticeships and to provide the best working and learning experience through our flexible, interactive teaching and learning delivery.

Delivering Apprenticeship Programmes:

Attaining the Functional Skills required where needed by each apprenticeship standard.

Support and delivery of Functional Skills in the workplace by Intrinsic Training enables apprentices to progress their maths and English.

Our blend of training courses for the food industry provides employers with access not only to apprenticeships at Level 2 and Level 3 (Advanced apprenticeships) but as a ‘one-stop shop’ through where they know Intrinsic Training can meet the skills development needs of their employees.

Trusted Partners:

Intrinsic Training is a trusted partner of many UK food businesses. Since 2001 we have been meeting the skills development needs of their employees. Delivering apprenticeships in partnership with many leading food businesses including.

Our partners include Bakkavor, Greencore Group, Warburtons, Owen Taylor, Winterwood Farm, Bakkavor – Holbeach, Jacobs Bakery, Hovis Foods, Solway foods, Newly Wed Foods, Saxon Valley Foods, Adele Foods, A.G. Barr, Hilton Meats, Lantmannen Unibake, Aryzta bakery, Signature Flatbreads and York House Meat Products. 

Supporting Apprenticeship Recruitment:

Intrinsic Training offer advice and support to successfully recruit for apprenticeship vacancies. When looking for an apprentice, get in touch with details of your vacancy requirements.  We will post your vacancy on the relevant websites.

Workplace Training Courses:

To complement the apprenticeships, we deliver Highfield training courses. As an approved centre we are able to deliver a wide range of compliance training courses to meet regulatory requirements.

We also deliver the mandatory qualifications required as part of most apprenticeship standards e.g. knife skills required for the butchery apprenticeship.
In addition, Level 1 and Level 2 Functional skills in English and Maths is also required for all apprenticeships. Intrinsic Training are also able to offer to deliver this requirement of the apprenticeships. This makes the delivery of the apprenticeship much smoother not having to source delivery of the mandatory qualifications.

The training courses we deliver include
Food Safety from Level 2 to Level 4 food safety
all certificated by Highfield Qualifications and nationally recognisable by the inspection authorities and auditing bodies.
In addition, the suite of

HACCP Level 2 Manufacturing.

Level 3 HACCP  Catering

Level 3 HACCP for Manufacturing.

Level 4 Managing HACCP in Manufacturing and Catering

In addition, we deliver:

Please contact Philip Wadsworth at Intrinsic Training 

Pat Wadsworth:
Healthcare and Infection Prevention and Control Advice Consultancy:

• Wet hands before applying the soap.
• Apply a measured dose of soap (1 pump) to wet hands, ensuring that it comes into contact with all surfaces of the hand and up to the wrists.
• Use the six steps of hand hygiene for a minimum of 15 seconds.
• Rinse hands. then dry thoroughly.




Pat Wadsworth is our healthcare consultant an expert in Infection prevention and control having worked in the NHS and Private healthcare environment for many years.

We deliver the Highfield Level 2 in Infection Prevention and Control

course to help meet the specific training requirements to meet legal requirements not just to ticking the box but making the information interactive, memorable, effective and practical able to apply the information in the workplace.

To complement this training we offer a further range of healthcare training courses.

Please contact Pat Wadsworth at Intrinsic Training 


Owen Taylor - Intrinsic Training deliver their apprenticeship programme. We can deliver your too!Comments received from Owen Taylor and Sons Ltd:

“I was introduced to Philip Wadsworth of Intrinsic Training in 2013 by Learn Direct. Since then Philip has become our default training provider for the majority of our external training requirements. He has delivered and completed a number of Level 2 and level 3 NVQ and apprenticeship programmes in Meat and Poultry, Butchery, Food and drink Process Operator and Advanced Management.
Also delivering Food Safety at Level 2 and 3 Health and Safety at Level 2 and 3 as well as HACCP. These courses reflected our procedures and our working instructions this helped everyone attending to link the information to their job.

I have found Philip’s delivery professional and flexible around our production needs.

With each cohort Philip has kept me informed of progress and when individual performance has required help, we have worked together to find a solution to enable the individual to complete the qualification.

I intend to work with Philip and Intrinsic Training long into the future and happily recommend his services to other companies.

Comments received from Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd, Leabrook, Alfreton.


Comments received from Warburtons Bakery:

The very successful Apprenticeship programme delivered by Intrinsic Training.

“On behalf of Warburtons, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for being a great learning and development partner. We look forward to further developing our working relationship through the years as we spread the good word of the Development Programme on many levels, across functions, sites and regions.
(I think they call that world domination!).

Head of HR Warburtons, Enfield.

“I felt the presentation was excellent.  It was delivered professionally and with passion and it was obvious
that a lot of work, time and thought had gone into the whole programme.
Your commitment and enthusiasm really stood out.  I did say after you left, that having this type of involvement and passion from a partner and senior staff is what will make the programme successful and differentiate it from the usual approaches.
If we had people managers like yourself championing these types of programmes across the business then I would be
absolutely confident that we could really move our management capability to where we want it to be.
Many thanks for sharing the presentation with us.”

Head of Talent Learning and Culture – Warburton.

Comments received from Warburtons on the successful completion of the Management Apprenticeship Programme at their Enfield Bakery.