We understand the value of training, developing, and empowering our employees, who all play an integral role in maintaining ISF’s position at the forefront of the animal feed processing industry.

From entry positions to joining ISF with years of relevant experience, ISF’s success requires our employees to strive for excellence.

At ISF, we believe that training and development is critical to ensure our staff can progress throughout the company, whilst finding work rewarding and engaging. Many of our team started as apprentices, have developed professionally and now hold management positions.

Training at ISF is collaborative and personalised, we develop a clear career progression path agreed upon by each staff member and their department manager. Regularly reviewing progress one-on-one with their manager, we encourage our employees to pursue further training to become more effective in their responsibilities and work towards promotion. This training ranges from safety courses, management qualifications, or even new degree-level certification.

Introductory Training

As a new employee, you will receive a full induction covering the various aspects of business, learning best practices, procedures, and policies along the way. All employees deserve to work in a safe environment, so health and safety training are mandatory, with additional training provided wherever required.

You will see each department across the business as we are a tight-knit group working together to succeed for our clients. Some understanding of the various departments sets all employees up for success.

Ongoing Training

At each stage of your career you’ll be encouraged to pursue additional training and develop as a member of the ISF team. ISF runs internal knowledge-sharing sessions and brings in external trainers to keep up to date with industry best practices and policies.

ISF is a member of Safe Contractor approved and certified by CHAS and URS. These industry authorities offer a range of courses available to our employees, some of which are run for groups and some which our staff choose to take as supplementary learning.

Opportunity for Career Progression

As a full-service fabrication business, ISF offers careers in various practical and technical disciplines, such as welding, computer design, sales and purchasing. There are always opportunities for career advancement and higher levels of responsibility, including management roles and changing departments to share knowledge.

Many of our current managers and C-suite have worked across the Company from apprentice to their current positions.


Each department manager will formulate a personalised development plan and an appraisal schedule to review your performance and tailored to developing your career. You will get an opportunity to input on your personal performance targets, because at ISF we want your role to be enjoyable and engaging.

Apprenticeships & Graduate Opportunities

ISF believes strongly in the value of apprentice programmes. We offer full-time, accredited apprenticeship courses in various disciplines, including Fabricating and Welding, Site Installation and Computer design. ISF can train apprentices across all the required aspects of animal feed processing solutions as an entirely in-house design and fabrication business.

Passionate about the value that young people can deliver, we offer work experience opportunities to students in any age bracket. We believe in fostering links with many further education establishments and Universities and can have applicants participating in full-time gap year work and placements, as well as shorter-term 3-month experience assignments.

Whilst we are keen to encourage school leavers to embark upon their careers with the company, offering a range of training packages up to degree level, ISF also provides Training and Development programmes with the same opportunity for career development.

Learn more about career opportunities at ISF

Please get in touch below if you have any further questions about the training and development, or about the careers which ISF could offer you.

"Superb installation of the new bin bottom. Myself and the company were very impressed with the quality and level of workmanship."

Ian Hollywood, Project Engineer, Thompsons of York

"Great job on the intake stairs. The lads were a credit to the company."

Animal Feed company, Newcastle Under Lyme

"A big thanks to all of your engineers for their big effort in difficult circumstances. I think to get it all going on day three was an excellent result and just what was promised."

Stewart Brown, Chief Engineer, Noble Foods