Barnsley-based Fosters Bakery has teamed up with regional food group Deliciouslyorkshire to launch a new online staff training campaign.

Byte online – a training service for catering, hospitality, manufacturing and food retailers – has helped the company reduce costs while increasing the number of staff being put through specific training courses. 

The online system, which is one of the first to offer accredited ‘Pay As You Go’ Chartered Institute of Environmental Health courses, allows employers to tailor training programmes to their specific work environment.

Tom Allot, trainer at Fosters Bakery, said: “We now have 360 users online, which is amazing as we would never usually be able to train such a vast volume of our staff at the same time. We’ve customised the programme as we needed, and currently have courses running on food hygiene, manual handling, health and safety and even gluten-free.”

Employees can do the course at home using their own computer. Added Allot: “We are planning on extending our courses very soon and are even looking to set up the training programme in different languages.”

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